Lee Jae Wook ‘Roasted’ Following First Instagram Update Since Breakup: ‘Is This an Announcement Or…’

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Lee Jae Wook
Lee Jae Wook

Lee Jae Wook’s Instagram post garnered attention as the actor flaunted his recent shoot with a fashion magazine.

The “Alchemy of Souls” star graced Singles Korea for the digital cover of their May 2024 issue. However, netizens couldn’t help but poke fun at his post following his breakup with aespa’s Karina.

Lee Jae Wook ‘Roasted’ By Fans for His ‘Low-Key’ Announcement

Lee Jae Wook shared a glimpse of his pictorial with the fashion magazine through his Instagram, showing off his charms and fierce gaze. Along with it was the caption “Singles,” which is a reference to the publication’s name.

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However, netizens thought it was a “low-key” announcement of his relationship status, considering that this is his first Instagram post since his breakup with Karina.

In the comments section, netizens trolled Lee Jae Wook, teasing him that his latest Instagram post is somehow a confirmation regarding the split.

Lee Jae Wook Singles Korea
(Photo : Lee Jae Wook Instagram)
Lee Jae Wook Singles Korea
(Photo : Lee Jae Wook Instagram)

On April 2, various outlets revealed that Lee Jae Wook and aespa Karina have called it quits. The actor’s label, C-JeS Studios, confirmed the split, saying, “Lee Jae Wook made the decision to focus on his current filming projects.”

Despite the breakup, the agency stated that the “two will continue to support each other as colleagues.”

The couple parted ways five weeks after confirming their relationship to public.

On February 27, news sparked that Lee Jae Wook was dating the aespa member after they first met at Prada’s 2024 Fall/Winter Men’s Collection fashion show in Milan on January 14.

Lee Jae Wook, aespa Karina
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At the height of the dating rumors, Karina’s agency, SM Entertainment, said that they were “getting to know each other.”

Lee Jae Wook’s agency also shared the same stance and confirmed the celebrity’s dating status.

However, amid their fans’ massive support were criticisms and online hate from netizens. Outlets speculated that the reason behind the breakup was the mental strain from hate comments.

What’s Next for Lee Jae Wook?

Lee Jae Wook

Lee Jae Wook recently made a K-drama comeback through the thriller-crime series “The Impossible Heir” with Lee Jun Young and Hong Su Zu.

Interestingly, viewers will see the actor in another exciting K-drama. Teaming up with Jo Bo Ah, Lee Jae Wook stars in the novel-based series “Hong Rang.”

Helmed by Kim Hong Seon, the director of “Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area” Parts 1 and 2, and “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning,” the soon-to-be released K-drama is a historical-romance drama that depicts the story of a family of merchants who become wealthy through art trade during the Joseon Dynasty.

Joining Lee Jae Wook and Jo Bo Ah are Jung Ga Ram, Kim Jae Wook, Uhm Ji Won, and Park Byung Eun as the lead stars.