Ji-Eun (Hong Soo-A) is the daughter of a wealthy chaebol family. She is bright, humorous, beautiful, and smart. Ji-Eun meets Se-Hoon (Lee Jae-Woo), who runs a small furniture workshop. Unlike Ji-Eun, Se-Hoon comes from a poor family background. He was once the top student at a prestigious university, but he had to drop out due to his sick mother. Nevertheless, Ji-Eun falls deeply in love with Se-Hoon. She confesses her feelings to him. Se-Hoon is also in love with Ji-Eun, but he turns her down due to the extreme differences in their backgrounds. Eventually, Se-Hoon is unable to bury his feelings any longer and they decide to marry. Ji-Eun’s father constantly interferes in their marriage and Se-Hoon becomes tired of his father-in-law’s meddling. Making things worse, Ji-Eun experiences a miscarriage. She leaves Se-Hoon shortly afterward.
10 years later, their lives have changed drastically. Ji-Eun works as a housemaid and she struggles to support her family. She is also burdened by the debt left behind by her late father. Meanwhile, Se-Hoon as William Jang runs the successful U.S. cosmetic company Cosmetic Cherokee. He returns to South Korea.