There are some celebrity marriages that seem so perfect that we hope they last forever–then, they don’t. The beloved Song-Song couple of Song Joong-ki And Song Hye-kyo met each other while both starring in the smash hit Korean drama “Descendants of the Sun.” The series ran from February to April 2016 and became an international obsession.
In October 2017, the two Songs tied the knot after playing lovers on the K-drama. Sadly, like many other shows of its genre, Descendants of the Sun was ultimately a tragedy for its two leads. Now, real life also looks to be ending in heartbreak.
Song Joo-ki delivered a surprisingly emotional yet cryptic statement via his agency. He emphasized that he and his wife were suffering from irreconcilable differences, but did not elaborate on what they might be. Instead, he asked for privacy and understanding, hinting that trying to stay married would lead to more grief.
In his words (via All K-Pop):
First, I want to deliver my apologies to many of you who love and cherish me, for such unfortunate news. I have decided to move forward in a divorce with Song Hye Kyo. Rather than lengthening the process by considering each other’s faults and deriding each other, I hope to complete the divorce amicably. I ask for your understanding in the fact that it is difficult to reveal the specific details of our personal lives, and I promise to overcome these damages and do my best as an actor in my production roles from now on.
Song Hye-kyo’s management agency released a comparatively terse press statement of their own, declaring “a personality difference” as the reason behind the split.
South Korean and Chinese netizens made the two actors’ names some of the most searched terms on web engines. Social media also accordingly blew up with expressions of surprise and sadness for the doomed relationship.
Lesson learned :
Marriage is not always a happy ending. And divorce is not a failure. It's just the end to their story. Hope for a better beginning for Song Joongki and Song Hye Kyo. #SongSongCouple pic.twitter.com/ahsWRn0EYR
— Shining Stars (@stillwithSJh) June 27, 2019
— Ibu Negara Kang Jihoon (@huniepark) June 27, 2019
Via Associated Press