(Photo : ) On July 10, Star News published an article announcing that actress and variety star Song Ji Hyo would no longer be represented by CjeS Entertainment. The report included the detail that Song was no longer dating Baek Chang Joo, the CEO of CjeS, with whom she had maintained a relationship since 2012.
"After four years of managing Song Ji Hyo, we will no longer be working with her," said a representative for CjeS Entertainment. "Also, the CEO and Song Ji Hyo have continued a manager-actor relationship, after breaking up two years ago."
The representative went on to state that CjeS Entertainment would continue to support the actress. "We will support Song Ji Hyo, who gained great popularity in Asia, and continues to receive love through numerous activities," said the company spokesperson.
Song is best known for her work with the popular variety show, "Running Man." She quickly rose to fame after joining the show in 2010.
She recently starred opposite Byun Yo Han in the tvN romantic comedy, "Ex-Girlfriend Club." The series suffered from low ratings and was reduced from 16 episodes to 12.
The failure of "Ex-Girlfriend Club" was disappointing to fans of the star, who were invigorated by her 2014 performance in the tvN drama, "Emergency Couple."
The "Running Man" star began her management relationship with CjeS Entertainment in 2011. Since working with the company, she has starred in the Kim Jae Joong film, "Code Name: Jackal" and entered the Chinese market with "708090." In "708090," she stars opposite Kenji Wu.
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment"s KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).