Nevertheless’ Kim Min-gwi embroiled in a cheating scandal


A couple of days ago, Nevertheless actor Kim Min-gwi was revealed to have cheated on his ex-girlfriend back when they were dating around 2021. Here are three things you’ve got to know about Kim Min-gwi’s cheating scandal and what will happen to his role in the next few episodes of Nevertheless.


1. Kim Min-gwi’s ex-girlfriend calls him out for cheating on her


On 24th July 2021, a post about Kim Min-gwi was uploaded onto an online community site by a netizen known as “A”, who was supposedly Kim Min-gwi’s ex-girlfriend.

It was reported by Naver that “A” exposed Kim Min-gwi in her post for allegedly cheating on her and sleeping around with other girls behind her back. “A” said that she and Kim Min-gwi had been dating for six years. She then found out earlier in May that he was seeing another girl behind her back, and had been doing so for a month.

“A” also revealed that Kim Min-gwi was supposed to be self-isolating after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 case. Instead, Kim Min-gwi flaunted quarantine restrictions and went ahead to meet with the woman he’s cheating on her with. Plus, he hid the fact that he was in close contact with a Covid-19 case and even went further to sleepover at the woman’s place.

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Kim Min-gwi and “A”.
Image credit: Naver

“A” also claimed that she was verbally abused by Kim Min-gwi, who told her to lie to the woman he’s cheating on her with about him being in close contact with a positive Covid-19 case and that they had already broken up. Instead of doing as requested, “A” did the opposite – she told the woman what Kim Min-gwi wanted to hide from her.

“A” also uploaded a selfie of the two of them and screenshots of her chats with him as proof of her claims.


2. Kim Min-gwi releases a statement of apology


After “A” exposed his deeds, Kim Min-gwi’s company announced on 26th July 2021 that “A”s statement is true, and that he did indeed cheat on his girlfriend, but they said that the part about the actor breaking quarantine rules was false. 

The statement mentioned that Kim Min-gwi complied with self-isolating himself at home after being exposed to a Covid-19 case on 22nd May 2021. During his quarantine, he had symptoms of Covid-19 and tested positive for the virus, so he went to receive treatment. He is now fully recovered from Covid-19.

The next day, Kim Min-gwi uploaded a handwritten apology on his Instagram account. 

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Image credit: @kimmingwi

In the letter, he wrote that he sincerely apologises for his actions for hurting the people he was involved with, and is deeply reflecting on the things he did. He also addressed the issue of not adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions, saying that he “followed instructions and never left his quarantine facility”. 


3. JTBC will be reducing his screen time on Nevertheless


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Image credit: @jtbcnevertheless

Following Kim Min-gwi’s cheating scandal, JTBC representatives released a statement regarding his role as Nam Gyu-hyun on Nevertheless. They stated that Kim Min-gwi’s parts will be reduced from episode 8 onwards, and they will be cutting out his scenes as much as possible.


Nevertheless’ Kim Min-gwi exposed for cheating on his ex


Kim Min-gwi is a relatively new actor, having debuted in 2021 on L.U.C.A.: The Beginning. His role on Nevertheless was received positively, so it’s a shame to see him getting entangled in a scandal. 

Regardless, cheating on your partners for whatever reason is wrong, and we hope this serves as a wake-up call for him to be mindful of his actions in the future.

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Cover image adapted from: @jtbcnevertheless

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