"The two recently grew far from each other due to their busy schedules so they decided to stay friends," said the official from Namoo Actors. Because of their busy schedules, the two were unable to meet as often.
The news of their breakup has gained mixed responses from fans with some disappointed that they are no longer a couple and others who are avid Jonghyun fans have pushed Shin Sekyung to once again, close down her Cyworld.
Shin Sekyung is currently shooting a new movie, "Take Off: Closer to the Sun," with singer-actor Rain and will then move on to film a new SBS drama "A Tree With Deep Roots."
Meanwhile, SHINee have been preparing for their Japanese debut with the release of their debut single to be released on June 22nd. The Japanese music video for "Replay" was released late May and gained immense positive response from fans.
SHINee were also scheduled to perform at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, in honor of their Japanese debut. However, Jonghyun was unable to attend due to his high fever.