Is 'Squid Game' Star Lee Jung-jae Married?
The Netflix series Squid Game has won millions of fans worldwide, and it's also introduced a wider audience to actor Lee Jung-jae. He stars in the lead role as "Seong Gi-hun." Now the question that many fans are wondering: is the Korean actor married?
Lee Jung-jae has been a star Korean actor since the 1990s, but his lead role in Squid Game has suddenly made him a celebrity worldwide.
In the 2021 Netflix hit, Lee plays "Seong Gi-hun," a down-on-his-luck but compassionate player caught up in the deadly competition. With millions of eyes on the Korean actor, many fans are wondering about his relationship status. Let's take a look.
Squid Game actor Lee Jung-jae: Married, wife, dating?
Lee is 49 years old and, as a heartthrob star, there's been plenty of gossip about his personal life in the Korean press over the years.
It doesn't appear Lee has ever been married, but he is romantically linked to a famous Korean heiress. Her name is Im Se-ryung (sometimes also spelled Lim Se-ryung).
Im, who is reportedly worth millions, has personal connections to two major businessmen in South Korea. Her father was the chairman of Daesang Group, a top food company in Korea, for which she now serves as vice chairwoman, per The Korea Times.
Before dating the Squid Game actor, the 44-year-old Im was formerly married to the billionaire chairman of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, with whom she had one child. She and the Samsung head divorced in 2009.
Lee Jung-jae and girlfriend Im Se-ryung
So, what's going on with Lee and Im's romance? It turns out they've known each other for years and maintained a close friendship that was often rumoured to be romantic.
'Squid Game' Lee Jung-jae shares his thoughts about marrying Im Se-ryung after 7 years of dating on JTBC's 'Newsroom' https://t.co/tGL7StVIlj— peemai peemai (@uanki) October 7, 2021
After paparazzi photos and whispers of a possible marriage, they finally confirmed their relationship in 2015, according to Korea News Plus. So the romance has been official for nearly seven years now, but no word on a marriage just yet.
So there it is. The face of Squid Game, who also works as a model, is in a longterm relationship with a pretty famous Korean businesswoman. Talk about one power couple!