I’ll keep the asides silent for this story, nothing much can come of bystanders making commentary. K-actress Han Groo is in the news this week for two connected events. She’s getting a divorce from her husband of 7 years (soon to be ex-husband) and is also planning an acting career returning later this year. She’s signed with the agency SBD Entertainment that represents Son Seok Kyu and Han Ji Hyun. She will get full custody of the pair of boy-girl fraternal twins age 6 years old after the divorce. K-netizens are cold towards her return because right before she retired from acting when she got married news broke that she and her agency had brushed her background up to sound like she was raised by loving parents and had three elder siblings who all attended prestigious universities with good careers.
Her stepsister posted online that it was not true – the father left his first wife and the three older kids and remarried Han Groo’s mom who brought her in elementary school into that second marriage, and the older kids lived with them for a short period of time before leaving that house and cutting contact, so the stepsister hurts to see Han Groo use them to burnish her own background image when it’s not true. Han Groo’s agency at that time apologized, claimed it was all just a misunderstanding and Han Groo mentioned her stepsiblings with respect because it would disrespect them to say she did not have any siblings. I don’t think this is a career ending/starter so all Han Groo needs to deliver good performances/projects to slowly restart her career.