Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, Drama Co-Stars, to Marry in Real Life
The two starred opposite each other in 2016's award-winning KBS drama Descendants of the Sun. And now, much to fans' delight around the world, that romance is becoming reality.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are officially getting married in October (Halloween day, to be exact), according to both agencies that represent the actors in a statement today (Jul. 5).
The full statement, translated via Soompi:
“Hello. This is Blossom Entertainment and UAA. 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."
The news is already massive in South Korea — so much so that the two stars have already left messages for fans on their respective fan pages.
“I recently had the honor of participating in a production that could let me shine. It was such an amazing experience to me because I received so much undeserved love. During that time, I made a precious friend who eventually became my lover," wrote Song Joong Ki.
“In the beginning of 2017, the two of us promised to spend our lives together. In order to begin a new life where we can get through difficult times together, Song Hye Kyo and I have decided to get married on the last day of October. I think a lot of my loving fans would’ve been taken aback by the sudden news. I wanted to tell everyone earlier, but I had to be cautious because it was a decision that involved two people and their respective families. I also didn’t want to cause any trouble to the people involved in my upcoming film. I hope you will understand. I promise to live my life as a great actor and a reliable head of my family. I hope you will continue to support our relationship. Thank you.”
Song Hye Kyo, too, wrote a sentimental note to her fans.
“At first, Joong Ki was a colleague who clicked well with me. As we worked on a production together, we discovered that we had similar values and we could really talk about anything. Because he was a good friend and colleague, we continued to keep in touch even after the [drama] ended. Over time, the faith and trust that Joong Ki had shown me helped me imagine a future with him. I was thankful that he had such genuine feelings for me, and I was also able to confirm my own feelings for him. I wanted to relay the engagement news to my fans first, but I had to be careful because it wasn’t only my decision. I feel nervous announcing the news all of a sudden, but I trust that my fans will support me. Please continue to love me like you have until now. Thank you for waiting and believing in me. The two of us will live happily. Please give us your blessings! Thank you.” (Both translations via Soompi.)
Twitter's gone mad with the news naturally, trending #SongSongCouple while happily reacting to the pairs upcoming nuptials.
Check out some of the best responses below. Congratulations, you two!
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