'Korean Wave' celebrity couple to split, fans mourn

Song Joong Ki gave a statement to fans through his lawyer and said that he hoped for an amicable divorce

'Korean Wave' celebrity couple to split, fans mourn

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo have been the subject of divorce rumors for more than a year, but no real proof was ever presented, so it remained just like that - a rumor.

As the story sparked rampant rumors and gossips, UAA took a defensive attitude, urging media outlets to refrain from "provocative reports and speculative comments" on matters related to the privacy of the Song-Song couple.

Their wedding in October 2017, while kept private, garnered a high level of interest around the region, with journalists and paparazzi from as far as China live-streaming outside the wedding venue and capturing unauthorised images with drones.

The Song-Song Couple kept low-profile after their wedding until Song Hye-kyo returned to the small screens by playing the main role in "Encounter", a romantic TV drama, in 2018 for the first time in two years after Descendants of the Sun. While Joong-ki requested fans to understand his changing life, Hye-kyo revealed the reason behind their split. I ask for your understanding that it is hard to tell you about my personal life, and I will recover from this current wound and do my best to repay you with good productions in future. "I will try to recover from the wounds and do my best to repay you through good productions as an actor", Song Joong-ki added.

"Rumors about Park Bo-gum and Song Hye-kyo are absolutely not true", the official said.

I have begun the process of filing for divorce from Song Hye-kyo.

As the reason of the divorce came to the forefront of public curiosity, Song Hye-kyo's talent agency, the United Artists Agency, said, "The two sides inevitably made the decision, unable to overcome personality differences".

UAA Korea added that it can not reveal more details of the celebrities' personal matters.

The 16-episode series was hailed as reviving the so-called "Hallyu", or Korean Wave, of K-pop and K-dramas that spread across Asia and beyond since the early 2000s.

Song Hye-kyo (L) and Song Joong-ki.

"I am sorry to give the bad news to those who love and support me", he said. A representative of the agency stated, "We find it unfortunate that we are greeting you with unhappy news".

Fans rushed to social media. mourning the end of a "once attractive love story", but many commented that they will remain. loyal and dedicated fans. She had also deleted some photos of Joong-ki on her social media account.

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