The day has just gone to the dogs *sob*. After just two years of marriage, the fairy tale has quickly soured for KDrama’s favourite couple.
Hearts are breaking all over the world as the shocking news that Korea’s golden couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye kyo are headed for a divorce broke earlier today. In a statement through his lawyer, Song Joong Ki announced that he has filed for divorce from his wife Song Hye Kyo at the Seoul Family Court yesterday, June 26. The actor apologised to his fans and asked for their understanding in these difficult times. Song Joong Ki also expressed his hope for an amicable split in his official statement.
Meanwhile, Song Hye Kyo also confirmed the split separately via a statement through her agency, adding that the reason for the divorce is irreconcilable differences in personality which they could not overcome. Like Joong Ki, the actress requested for people’s understanding and for people to refrain from writing sensationalised reports.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye kyo met while on the set of their mega hit military drama Descendants of the Sun in 2016. After months of speculation from the public, the couple announced their engagement in July of 2017 and their intent to wed in October of the same year. The couple wed in a star-studded ceremony attended by celebrities and friends that included the couple’s colleagues from Descendants, writer Kim Eun Suk, Joong Ki’s Running Man friends like Lee Kwang Soo and Kim Joong Kook at Seoul’s The Shilla Hotel.
Other celebrity guests included Super Junior’s Donghae and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi who actually had some encouraging words to say about the couple’s choice on her social media page, saying that people should respect the couple’s choice as she believes it was probably the best choice for them (under the circumstances). The actress also adds that she’s hopeful to seeing Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki in finer form in the future.