It has become evident from their past chat logs, revealed by Dispatch, that Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun have actually been openly discussing how to split their assets once the divorce goes through.
While Goo Hye Sun continued to change her mind about actually splitting up, Ahn Jae Hyun sounded certain he wanted to part ways with her. And to his decision to give up on the marriage, Goo Hye Sun made multiple requests for Ahn Jae Hyun to pay her in cash and assets, as compensation for “defaming her” with a divorce.
You have to give me alimony because I didn’t want the divorce. It will be hard for me to return to work for a while. How much money are you thinking?
— Goo Hye Sun
Such “compensation” initially included 90,000,000 KRW (approximately 75K USD), which Goo Hye Sun calculated as alimony for herself. Ahn Jae Hyun agreed to hand the money over to Goo Hye Sun, while driving himself into debt, in hopes of expediting the divorce process.
They say it’ll be difficult for you to land your next job because of [the divorce], but on the other hand, I won’t be able to work just because of the divorce. Who would want me to work for them?
Wedding contribution costs ₩30 million KRW / wedding meals ₩1.5 million KRW / Geumho-dong remodeling ₩28 million KRW / Yongin remodeling ₩8 million KRW / Geumho-dong remodeling ₩10 million KRW / Housework ₩29.2 million KRW
We were married for 3 years. I will only calculate 2 years of housework at ₩40,000 KRW a day. It includes taking care of the cats and other administrative costs. Furniture purchases, living expenses, food, eating out, I excluded all of that. I also excluded mom’s washing machine, the fridge, and the air conditioner. The total comes to ₩106.7 million KRW, but minus the ₩20 million KRW I borrowed, it will be ₩86.7 million KRW.
— Goo Hye Sun
Goo Hye Sun then began asking for ownership of “the house”. She referred to herself as the “victim” of the divorce and demanded that Ahn Jae Hyun pays her back by transferring the paperwork under her name. At this point, Ahn Jae Hyun – as visible in the chat logs – grew frustrated as well and pointed out that he doesn’t really owe her anything.
GHS: Give me the house.
AJH: I already gave you ₩90 million KRW.
GHS: You had a change of heart, so leave with not even the clothes off your back.
AJH: I earned the money because I worked hard. Don’t you think this is too much? Does it look like I am full of cash?
GHS: I’m just getting the ₩90 million KRW reimbursed after spending it on you. Don’t you think you’re being too much?
AJH: I am already minus ₩130 million KRW.
GHS: Someone who was living just fine is now going to become known as a divorcee by the whole country. You need to leave with nothing.
AJH: Even if I sell the Yongin house, I’m in the red.
GHS: Then earn more.
AJH: What are you trying to do?
GHS: It’s not right for you to ruin my life and still try to take what you want.
AJH: What do you mean I ruined your life
GHS: Who are you to ruin my life?
AJH: Don’t make me the reason to everything
GHS: What is this. What did I do? Did you clean the house even once? I didn’t hear a single word of appreciation from you about working hard to take care of the house.
AJH: That’s why you took the money as payment for your housework. You demanded that I pay you for it. Why are you saying this now.
GHS: It wouldn’t matter if I was a normal citizen. I was paid for my work, not a divorce. Why get a divorce? You left our house so just live elsewhere. I don’t want to be a divorcee.
AJH: I wanted you to live comfortably with the pets so I left. You said you would leave when the Yangpyeong house was built. That’s why I left.
GHS: Thanks a lot.
AJH: And that’s not enough? You want the house?
GHS: You said you it was because you wanted to focus on acting. Give me the house.
AJH: Of course. How would I have focused while living there?
GHS: How will you pay me back for my loss of honor?
AJH: Why would you lose your honor?
GHS: Because of the divorce.
AJH: What does getting a divorce and losing honor have to do with each other?
GHS: Are we normal citizens? We are people who make money on our image. We are people who live off of the three letters of our name. Why are you so immature?
AJH: Does a divorce make you disappear? I’m getting divorced too, yet I’m not saying anything about the loss of my image.
GHS: It was your choice for a divorce. I’m the person being harmed here. What will you do if I can’t work in the future? The divorce was your choice, so you can live your own life with your choice. But I am the the victim, so give me the house.
This house in question is one of the largest suites in an apartment complex in Geumho-dong, Seoul where Ahn Jae Hyun already lived prior to the wedding. It is known to have been purchased in 2016, at 700 million KRW (580K USD) in full cash, by Ahn Jae Hyun.
An inside peak at this apartment was aired in an episode of New Journey to the West 2 shortly after Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun’s dating / wedding news broke.
Curious netizens have discovered that the house has nearly doubled in value over the years. It is now estimated to be worth roughly around 1.5 billion KRW (approximately 1.25 million USD). A similar unit on a lower floor (commonly sold at bargained prices) was recently sold at 1.2 billion KRW.
They also noted that the apartment belonged to Ahn Jae Hyun prior to his marriage to Goo Hye Sun. Thus, even if they do go to court for the divorce case, this particular apartment will not be included in the list of assets up to be divided between the parties. Ahn Jae Hyun’s fans are commenting it is unreasonable for Goo Hye Sun to demand the ownership of this apartment and are hoping he wouldn’t “lose” the house to her.