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SK Group chief's divorce trial set to begin next month

All Headlines 15:34 June 07, 2018

SEOUL, Jun 7 (Yonhap) -- The Seoul Family Court will hold the first hearing in the divorce suit involving SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won and his wife, Roh So-young, on July 6, court sources said Thursday.

Chey, 58, who runs South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, last July filed for a divorce settlement, positing that the couple's 30-year marriage has come to an irreconcilable state.

Roh, 57, rejected the settlement offer in February, consequently sending the case to the court.

Chey publicly expressed his intention to split up with Roh in an open letter published by a magazine in 2015, in which he revealed that he has a son born out of wedlock and wants to be with the new family.

Chey and Roh married in 1988, but are said to have been separated for many years. Roh is the daughter of former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, who led the country from 1988-1993. The couple has has three children.

This photo filed on Jan. 16, 2018, shows SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won (L) and his wife Roh So-young (R), the director of Art Center Nabi. (Yonhap)

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