News of South Korean stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s surprising marriage announcement has spread like wild fire.
The couple released a statement via their agencies Blossom Entertainment (which represents Song Joong Ki) and UAA (Song Hye Kyo) in the morning of July 5. News outlets all over the world picked up on the story shortly after, while fans quickly spread the word on social media.
The statement, as quoted by Soompi, reads: “Hello. This is Blossom Entertainment and United Artists Agency. First of all, we give our thanks to the Korean and international fans who have shown a lot of interest in and love for Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. Also, we ask for your understanding as we convey this surprising news.
“Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo will be holding a wedding ceremony on the final day of October 2017. A marriage is not only a private matter but also a meeting between two families, so it was a delicate situation in many ways. There was no choice but to be cautious prior to marriage, and so we are at last conveying this message. We ask for everyone’s understanding.
“We ask for you to send the couple best wishes for their beautiful future together, and the two actors will be conveying the news to their fans separately. Thank you.”
Not just rumours after all
Song Joong Ki, 31, and Song Hye Kyo, 35, were rumoured to be dating while filming Descendants Of The Sun. The series was one of 2016’s biggest K-dramas and earned the duo a Best Couple trophy at the recent KBS Drama Awards.
Before the show’s finale aired in March 2016, the two were spotted having dinner together in New York City.
Reports of the “couple” going on holiday in Bali, Indonesia also surfaced sometime in June 2017. However, the actors, their agencies and representatives have fervently denied those rumours.
Meanwhile, check out Song Joong Ki in the first official trailer of The Battleship Island. The movie is set for a release in August.