Hitting rock bottom, the SongSong couple – Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo have finally decided to end their marriage through the process of divorce.
On June 27, early in the morning, the whole world was deeply saddened as the break-up news between the couple unexpectedly came out.
In a statement, Song Joong Ki shared his sentiments:
“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.
After the announcement, United Artists Agency (UAA) Korea, Song Hye Kyo’s agency also released a statement quoted,
“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 a 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.”
Meanwhile, just a few months ago, there were already speculations that the two had ended their relationship. According to reports, many fans have observed that during events, the couple no longer wear their wedding rings anymore and that Song Hye Kyo has deleted some of her photos with Song Joong Ki on her Instagram account. Some insiders have also revealed that both had already moved out of their home in recent weeks.
However, the two remain silent. Yet, lately, during the Arthdal Chronicles’ press conference, actor Song Joong Ki seemed to affirm the fans that they are still together. When asked about Song Hye Kyo’s reaction on his new project, he said, “Song Hye Kyo is also a fan of the two writers and the director. This is my first drama in a long time, but she supported me by saying ‘Do well by focusing until the end’ and so it’s thanks to her that I was able to finish it well.” About her marriage, he even added, “I could possibly call it gaining tranquility of the mind. I think that’s something that’s changed. Other married people might feel the same way.”
While Song Joong Ki is filming for Arthdal Chronicles, Song Hye Kyo declines the offer to lead the upcoming drama, “Hyena.”
“Her personal life is unrelated to her work. ‘Hyena’ was simply one of the several scripts she was considering, and it was a drama that she had already turned down,” the United Artists Agency (UAA) Korea CEO Park Hyun Jung said.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were only married for 1 year and 8 months after tying the knot on October 31, 2017.