I don’t know how much crazier the rumors keep going, and the scandal keep building, but it’s not going to die down. Not until Lee Jia and Seo Taiji settle in court at least. And not until everyone knows what the hell Jung Woo Sung is going to do with his lady-friend.
I last wrote a post about this, but I’ll keep this update to a short one. Frankly, I’m not too thrilled about either of their actions. I’m also amazed to find that Lee did a lot of things in the past that have now come to bite her in the ass. She truly has gall, that one, and though it’s pitiable that she’s the one taking most of the heat, she’s also kind of deserved it after all the actions she did.
After all, she pretty much just showed up from nowhere and costarred with Bae Yong Joon in what could have been considered the epic drama, The Legend.
First off, rumors swirled that Lee Jia wrote up a fanfic about her relationship with Seo Taiji under the pen name ‘Rapunzel’. Her agency, KEYEAST, denied that she did so, even though the story (revolving around the romance between Seo Taiji and a fan named ‘Jin Shea’) seemed to mirror closely with Lee and Seo’s real-life romance. Both had met in the States through a mutual friend, and after Seo announced a temporary retirement, he moved to the States and married Lee.
But she reportedly isn’t ‘Rapunzel.’ The writer had written online stories before and ‘Shea’ is a name popular among Seo Taiji fans because of their song “Sooshea.” So for this rumor? She’s cleared.
Secondly, her name has been revealed to be Kim Sang Eun, and with that information, people were able to find elementary school pictures of her before she moved to the States. It doesn’t really look like her, but honestly – who does after plastic surgery? And Lee Jia is so plastic.
With that information, they were able to locate her marriage certificate and such, and were able to locate their purchased home in Beverly Hills. (Geez! In the middle of celebrity-gossip land! Not that they were known in Hollywood, but fitting for their current status.)
Also – the connection between Bae Yong Joon and Seo Taiji has been further clarified: Bae’s current manager and Seo’s former manager are brothers. Yeah – no way in hell did he not know Lee Jia existed. Heh – I don’t know why I’m so happy to see Bae mess up his lies. Maybe because he sometimes seems too perfect, I want to see him fail. Ugh – I’m such a cynic…and digressing…My issue with Bae is for another post.
Lee Jia’s behavior in the past is now being put under a harsh light, particularly when she apparently showed up at Seo’s concert (after their divorce) to yell that she loved him. Sure, she could love him as a fan, but she also brought a lot of attention to them. And if the netizens were really wanting to get the dirt on her, they could have used that bit as ammo to break this scandal earlier. On top of that, during a talk show in 2009 (again, when they had already divorced, supposedly), she mentioned that the photo Seo uploaded onto his website was a drawing of her mascot. Uh. People are gonna wonder what your mascot is doing on his lamp that’s shaped like a heart.
And here’s the kicker – Seo is estimated to be worth $30-40 million dollars US. Lee Jia is suing for $5 million. Why won’t he give her the paltry sum? (Because she can make her own money dammit!) And why must she bring him to court, thus risking public exposure? (Because she’s an idiot, and he won’t give the money, dammit!)
This fight over money is retarded. It’s dumb. It’s ridiculous. Money is not worth your reputation, your career, your blossoming love life, your friends, your face. There are more things in life that can make you happy and/or make your life better. If you divorce someone, you can be on good terms with that person – but must you ruin each other’s lives over money? Perhaps I sound like a hippie-idealist, but honestly it’s just not worth it. Be an independent woman, Lee Jia, and get away from Seo Taiji as much as possible. Besides, Jung Woo Sung is hotter.
Speaking of which… Jung reportedly announced that he was still in love with Lee Jia. I’m sure her apology for not being upfront helped a lot in letting him proclaim such a thing. But poor guy, the news hit him out of nowhere, and he had to cancel his birthday plans (which included a dinner with Lee and some other friends). He’s like the kid in the relationship – caught between a scandal and nowhere to hide.
Speaking of kids… I haven’t read many other news sources that say she definitely has kids, which means either a) the kids are just a rumor, or b) they’re so far away and were never in Korea, that it’s hard to get anything on them. If there are kids, I am truly hoping that they will remain unscathed.
Interestingly – Seo’s albums are being sold 4 times more than usual – perhaps people are looking deep into his songs to figure out if any of them refer back to his marriage with Lee?
I also found a music video that fits their relationship, sort of. Seo Taiji’s “Juliet,” which looks like took place in the lush forests of Hawaii (very Lost-like) and has him fall in love with an ethereal girl with long hair (looking a bit like Lee Jia if you cover her face), and she’s an alien (which is what netizens call Lee Jia for just plopping down into Kdrama world with no background and no credentials)
sources: hancinema, asiae, allkpop, joinsmsn