Avid Korean drama fans will certainly recognise Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo as the power couple that took the internet by storm with their characters on Korean drama Descendants of the Sun and sudden marriage announcement two years ago.
With just less than two years after tying the knot, Song Joong Ki’s management agency announced today that the couple will be taking legal steps to part ways. A law firm representing Song Joong Ki revealed that the actor filed for court mediation for his divorce from the actress with the Seoul Family Court on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Following the breaking news, Joong Ki released an official statement apologizing to fans and stated that he hopes for an amicable divorce.
“Hello. This is Song Joong Ki.
First, I’d like to apologize for delivering this unfortunate news to the many fans who love and care for me.
I have begun the process of filing for divorce from Song Hye Kyo.
Rather than denouncing one another and arguing over who is to blame, I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably.
I ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that it is difficult to discuss the details of my personal life, and I will recover from my current wounds and do my utmost as an actor to repay you through great productions in the future.
Song Hye Kyo’s agency, United Artists Agency (UAA) Korea also responded to the news shortly afterwards on behalf of the actress.
A representative of the agency stated, “We find it unfortunate that we are greeting you with unhappy news. After careful consideration, actress Song Hye Kyo and her husband are taking the first steps toward divorce.”
“The reason [for the divorce] is differences in personality and because the two were unable to overcome their differences, they were forced to come to this decision. We respectfully ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that we cannot confirm any further details out of respect for the two actors’ personal lives. Additionally, we urge you to refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments.”
Nicknamed the ‘Song-Song couple” by fans around the world, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo first met on the set of Descendants of the Sun. The two quickly gained a lot of love and support from fans for their amazing chemistry as an on-screen couple. After several unconfirmed news of the actor and actress spotted on dates, the couple finally announced their surprise engagement through a joint statement on July 5, 2017 and tied the knot on October 31, 2017.