Dispatch has revealed the full dating history between Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah, his ex-girlfriend who made the initial accusations of gaslighting and forced abortion.
In a series of exclusive text messages, photos, and insight, Dispatch has been able to piece together the entire dating history between Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah, a former weather forecaster turned influencer. Dispatch has determined that there are more holes to the story, and the further they dug into it, the more questions they had for Choi Young Ah about the truth.
Choi Young Ah met Kim Seon Ho at the end of 2019 through a gathering with her friends, and in early March 2020, the two started dating. In mid-March, she admitted to Kim Seon Ho that she was previously divorced, which flustered Kim Seon Ho a little. After consulting with his friend, he decided he still wanted to date her.
I’m just going to date her. I met up with her because I like her. Of course, my parents are worried. But for me, there’s no difference with a woman who was divorced.— Kim Seon Ho
Kim Seon Ho wanted to be by Choi Young Ah’s side, so he travelled a lot to Busan and Gapyeong to be with her. The two frequented the zoo, amusement parks, and Seoul suburbs.
Choi Young Ah stated that when they were dating, it had to be hidden and the two couldn’t even hold hands publicly while walking outside. Dispatch questioned why she was concealing her happy moments with Kim Seon Ho out in public. Dispatch also questioned if she was going to make the excuse that Kim Seon Ho changed after the abortion, but their visit to the aforementioned pet café was after the abortion.
On July 8, 2020, Kim Seon Ho received a lengthy apology message from Choi Young Ah. Below is the entire message.
I’m sorry for doing this, Seon Ho, when you’re on set for shoots. I love you and I want the best for you but I know that can’t justify the fact that I’ve been lying to you. I know everything I’ve done wrong to you. I wanted us to be happy, so I tried to keep you in the blind. But I see now that it has hurt you and made you miserable. I’m so broken hearted right now, but it’s all my fault. So I’m going to learn from it and put up with this pain.
I know you don’t want to hear me out right now and you probably can’t even believe anything I say. But you meant everything to me and so I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart again. I’m sorry for the times that I’ve hurt you.
I’ve stayed home since last night and thought about what I could’ve done differently. I also thought about how you must have felt and what I can do from here on. I decided that I can change by being more transparent with you. I’ve always thought I’m a complicated person and so I can’t share a lot about myself, but I realize now that I could’ve just chosen to open up to you. It’s a shame I’m only seeing how easy that would have been because I know you tried to convince me once but I didn’t understand.
It’s not that I didn’t mind lying to you. I did what I did because I love you so much. In fact, the way I feel about you is so much more than just love. I cherish you. And I have always wanted to protect you. And I think it led me to make some wrong decisions.
Yesterday, you tried to give me a second chance so that I could make things right between us. I know I have disappointed you beyond repair at this point, but if only you could find it in your heart to let me try again, I’ll give it my best.
Lying isn’t habitual for me. I made a mistake because we’ve been getting into a lot of fights lately and I didn’t want to make things uncomfortable between us. I was stupid to make such a choice, but I honestly wanted us to be happy. That’s all. I’m not trying to excuse myself for the choice I made. I’m just saying I was trying to do what’s best for us. I regret it deeply now.
I know that had I told you the truth, you would have told me that it’s all okay. But I guess I became afraid that you might feel anxious deep inside. And I wanted you to feel completely safe with me. Come to think of it, I don’t know if I could’ve done the same, had I been in your position. I know you tried really hard to understand where I’m coming from. I also know that you tried to help me make the right choices, too. That’s why yesterday I felt like I can finally come clean. It scared me, but in the moment, I felt like I could tell you everything and just start over on the right foot. It must have come as such a shock to you though, I know how offended and baffled you must have felt.
This is super selfish of me, but spending time with you made me expect a grand future for us. Yet it also made me feel terrified when you started becoming more popular with your career really taking off with those tv shows, movies, etc. I think I started feeling pressured, like I should become a better person too so that I deserve to stay by your side… so that we can have the future that we always dreamed of.
That might explain why I started rushing into things more recently. I know I’ve been hasty with contracts and YouTube. It’s not for money or success though. It’s because I wanted to become someone worthy to be with you.
You must be feeling extremely angry and betrayed right now. But I never, ever meant to make you feel that way. I only wanted us to be happy. I should have known better. Can you please let me fix this? I promise you, I will earn your trust back. I know you’re disappointed because I keep making the same mistakes and you don’t have it in you to trust me anymore. And I know you probably don’t even want anything to do with me anymore, but please give me one more chance. It’s all up to me to make it up to you and I really want to give us another try.
You’re the only one I have, Seon Ho. But if you end up leaving me, I’m ready to accept that decision too-because I love you. That’s how much I love you and how serious I am about us. But if you could please give me the chance to make this right, I will. Can you please remember the good things about us and let us try again? I will never, ever hide anything from you ever again and I’ll never try to justify my wrongdoings either.— Choi Young Ah
After receiving the text message from Choi Young Ah, Kim Seon Ho decided to consult with his friend on the matter, but his consulting quickly turned into more of a vent session.
Kim Seon Ho: I just broke up [with her]. This is seriously ridiculous.
Friend A: In the morning?
Kim Seon Ho: I caught her lying early yesterday morning. I said in the past that I would cut her some slack. But she got caught lying, saying she wasn’t going to that place where that man was, but she did.
Kim Seon Ho: But the problem is that when she said it, I thought it was a different story and I thought she was meeting up with a different man.
Friend A: She must have met up with a lot of other men.
Kim Seon Ho: I met him due to work, but [he] doesn’t want to tell me the full story.
Kim Seon Ho: I told her (Choi Young Ah) that she can go to clubs and that I wouldn’t be jealous if she goes to places where other men are. Honestly, I only asked for a text message when she arrived home, but she went against that again.
Friend A: That’s all we want, but in the end…
Kim Seon Ho: Once, my filming ended early. I asked her what she was doing, she said she was sleeping. So I went to her house with a gift, but she wasn’t home. Her car was also gone. After that she said she wouldn’t lie anymore. I’m so angry.
Friend A: You should just meet a different girl. Don’t date someone who bothers you.
Kim Seon Ho: Sends Friend A the lengthy apology message from Choi Young Ah
Friend A: How do you feel?
Kim Seon Ho: I also like her… but the result is just too much.
Kim Seon Ho: It feels like she will start lying again.
Friend A: The chances of that are higher.
Friend A: Do you see a future with her?
Kim Seon Ho: Not right now.
Kim Seon Ho: For now, my heart really hurts and I’m writing something.
Friend A: The upsetting thing is that the others seem to be doing well with their dating, love, and even marriage… it’s difficult.
Friend A: The way I see it, she will keep doing things like this.
Kim Seon Ho: My head hurts… I don’t think this can be fixed.
Friend A: ‘The World of the Married’ or ‘Love and War… This isn’t one of those dramas..
Kim Seon Ho: You’re seeing like this from an outsider’s perspective but internally, I feel like I’m drowning.
Kim Seon Ho: It’s just so frustrating.
Friend A: You know it, she’s playing you.
he next day, Kim Seon Ho forgave Choi Young Ah. He accepted the advice given to him by his friend and hoobae actor B, who told him that Choi Young Ah wouldn’t do such a thing again.
[Choi Young Ah] said she won’t do something like this again. She is apologizing like this, please accept it— Friend B
Friend B is actually Kim Seon Ho’s closest friend and favorite hoobae, and also the theater actor that Choi Young Ah referred to in her original post. He is Kim Seon Ho’s closest friend and the two trust each other the most out of anyone in the world.
Dispatch then took a look at July 24, 2020 and July 27, 2020. On July 24, 2020, Choi Young Ah confirmed she was pregnant. She called Kim Seon Ho crying, and even sent him a text message, but she said in her post that Kim Seon Ho gave a “garbage reply”. However, Friend B’s story is different. He said that Kim Seon Ho’s message called the pregnancy a blessing and for her not to cry.
At first, I congratulated him for such a good thing. But in reality, he was actually scared. He thought about it a lot. Unfortunately, the two agreed to let the baby go, and he was very careful when talking with me about it.— Friend B
On July 27, 2020, Friend B was waiting in the parking lot for Kim Seon Ho, but he came down later than expected. Kim Seon Ho’s conversation with Choi Young Ah took longer than expected, as she suddenly changed her words. This was the day of the abortion.
Both of them came down with swollen eyes. The decision must not have been easy to make. When I went to the hospital with [Choi Young Ah], [Kim Seon Ho] went to buy ingredients for seaweed soup. He’s not someone who is great at cooking, but…— Friend B
After the abortion, Kim Seon Ho cooked seaweed soup for two weeks. In fact, on 2 Days and 1 Night, he even recited the recipe for how to make seaweed soup. Choi Young Ah would know too, as Dispatch stated the seaweed soup was likely for her. However, Choi Young Ah wrote that Kim Seon Ho’s attitude completely changed following the abortion.
Dispatch also questioned why Choi Young Ah’s attitude changed so quickly when Kim Seon Ho was proud of her. Kim Seon Ho introduced her to his parents as his girlfriend, but he did leave out the fact that she was previously divorced. Dispatch was able to meet with Choi Young Ah’s friend, who confirmed the two were still dating well after the abortion.
After the abortion, she was close to Seon Ho’s parents. Kim Seon Ho worked hard to be trustworthy. He also adopted a Shiba named Hoa so she wouldn’t be lonely while staying by herself.— Friend C
Dispatch then brought the topic to money. Choi Young Ah accused Kim Seon Ho of being money-hungry due to his past and made him look like a person who would only provide ₩2.00 million KRW (about $1,710 USD) after an abortion. However, Choi Young Ah’s friend D told Dispatch a completely different story.
Her spending on luxuries were difficult for Kim Seon Ho. During Christmas, she bought a luxury bag worth ₩7.00 million KRW (about $5,990 USD). Her personal card was cut off, so she got the money from Kim Seon Ho. She bragged about it, so all of her friends know.
I was dumbfounded, hearing about the “2 million won abortion” story.
I’ve never seen Choi Young Ah pay for anything. Most things were paid for by Kim Seon Ho. Kim Seon Ho likes luxury goods? Everyone around knows who is actually obsessed with luxury goods.— Friend D
Both Friend C and Friend D are indeed Choi Young Ah’s friends, however they still took Kim Seon Ho’s side.
Choi Young Ah must be worried about the abortion issue. It’s a problem to be worried about.
You must be tired of lying. It’s ironic that you’re criticizing Kim Seon Ho.
She was very obsessed. Whenever she opened her phone, she was checking her DMs.
She wanted Kim Seon Ho to go bankrupt and then return to her. That’s what happened.— Friends C and D
On January 11, 2021, Dispatch received an email about Choi Young Ah and her ex-husband, the reason for their divorce, and Kim Seon Ho’s relationship with her.
Inbox: [Tip] The Hottest Rising Star And An Influencer Who Was Once Married To A Chaebol
January 11, Monday 2:15PM
I think actor Kim Seon Ho, who is gaining popularity with the shows like 2 Nights 1 Day and Start-Up, is coming by my apartment complex more frequently these days. I’ve seen him in the elevators, although he tries to hide his face with a hat. It has been months already.
He’s dating the KBS weather presenter Choi Young Ah who is [censored], rich, and once married to [censored]. Choi is now a seller on Instagram. I couldn’t snap any pictures of her in the elevator though. (Her IG @ is [censored].
— CONTINUED —
Before Choi finalized her divorce with her ex-husband, she [censored]. I’m not sure if Kim Seon Ho knows about this, but I’m pretty sure he keeps going over to her house. He’s all masked up but I’m certain it’s him. He looks exactly like the Kim Seon Ho I’ve seen on TV. Anyway, I saw him at least four times—all on Sundays though.
Since I can’t verify if it’s Kim Seon Ho, why don’t you look into it and cross-check? [Censored]. He could be a Kim Seon Ho look-alike whom I might have mistaken to be the actor. So I’ll let Dispatch do the rest. [Censored], you know. I’ve seen him in the apartment parking lot too.
Contact information: [Censored]
Sender IP: [Censored]— Anonymous informant
Kim Seon Ho’s friend E was aware of the incident back in January 2021, but he was still shocked when the public found out about it.
Kim Seon Ho once confessed to me that he was having a hard time because of the situation surrounding Choi Young ah. They were receiving threats, harassment from gangsters, harassing the ex husband’s wife, lawsuits… There were many stories that I couldn’t handle.— Friend E
Friend E also stated that Choi Young Ah has many recordings of Kim Seon Ho, both audio and video.
Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah once checked each other’s KakaoTalk messages. At that time, he discovered that she had numerous audio and video recordings of him. Think about it from his perspective, wouldn’t that be scary?— Friend E
Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah’s relationship lasted until April 2021, when they last met with each other. In May 2021, the two separated ways. Dispatch questioned the validity of Choi Young Ah’s statement as the abortion happened in July 2020, yet they broke up 10 months later in May 2021. They also finished with a final word from Kim Seon Ho’s Friend B.
Kim Seon Ho said this before. It’s true that he let the child go… But because it was with the person he loved, he tried to understand her. He does not want to fight about his private life in front of the whole nation. Instead of responding to her, he simply apologized. That’s the kind of person Kim Seon Ho is. He just had a normal relationship, just like other people. He never hid her. I saw it all.— Friend B
SALT Entertainment has since stated that they have no comment to share related to Dispatch’s report. Currently, Choi Young Ah has set her Instagram to private, however her online shopping mall is still operating.
In summary, Dispatch also released a timeline of the relationship between Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah.
- End of 2019 – Met by chance at a friend’s gathering
- February 2020 – Date at a cafe and theater
- Early March 2020 – Officially start dating
- Mid March 2020 – Choi Young Ah acknowledges that she has been divorced before.
- April-June 2020 – Dates throughout Busan, Gapyeong, Han River, and Seoul
- July 7, 2020 – Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah break up for the first time due to her lies
- July 8, 2020 – Choi Young Ah apologizes, Kim Seon Ho forgives her
- July 24, 2020 – Choi Young Ah confirms she is pregnant
- July 27, 2020 – Abortion
- End of July – Early August 2020 – Kim Seon Ho introduces Choi Young Ah to his parents
- Mid August 2020 – Kim Seon Ho cooks seaweed soup for two weeks, gifts herbal medicine to her, and adopts Hoa
- September 2020 – Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah both attend a friend’s gathering
- October 7, 2020 – Both go to an animal cafe with friends.
- October – December 2020 – Broadcast of Start-Up
- December 2020 – Choi Young Ah’s personal issues arise
- January 11, 2021 – Dispatch receives tip-off about Kim Seon Ho, Choi Young Ah, and her background
- January – March 2021 – Kim Seon Ho’s musical begins, Choi Young Ah attends
- April 2021 – The two decided they need time apart.
- May 2021 – Kim Seon Ho and Choi Young Ah break up
- June 2021 – Choi Young Ah sends him a message that she hates him.
- October 2021 – Choi Young Ah uploads the post