Actor Song Joong Ki (37 years old) attended a public event for the first time after publicizing his romantic relationship.
Song Joong Ki and JoongAng Ilbo/JTBC Vice Chairman Hong Jeong Do appeared on the stage of the 37th Golden Disc Awards, which was held at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on January 7th (KST), to announce the winner of Disc Daesang (Album of the Year).
Song Joong Ki expressed his joy briefly, saying “It’s my honor to be able to meet fans for the first time in three years”.
He smiled and continued, “Thank you for inviting me”, adding “It’s so touching to see many people gather together with one love for K-pop. I can feel the potential of K-pop even more”.
When Vice Chairman Hong Jeong Do asked if he realizes his popularity, Song Joong Ki said, “I recently finished ‘Reborn Rich’ with good results. Every time I hear not only Asian fans but also viewers around the world say they enjoy my work, I can deeply feel their love for K-dramas”, arousing enthusiastic cheers from the audience.
Earlier on the 26th of last month, Song Joong Ki confirmed his romantic relationship with a British woman. At that time, his agency HighZium Studio released a position, saying “The actor is dating a woman with good feelings. Please show a warm look at the couple”.
When British actress Katy Louise Saunders was pointed out as Song Joong Ki’s lover, HighZium explained, “We ask for your understanding that we cannot confirm any information other than the dating fact”. Regarding the rumors of marriage and pregnancy that followed, the agency added, “We cannot confirm it”.
Meanwhile, the 37th Golden Disc Awards awarded Daesang to BTS and IVE. As a result, BTS won a total of four trophies and set a new record of winning ‘Golden Disc’ Daesang for 6 consecutive years. IVE became the first artist to win Rookie Artist of the Year and Daesang at the same time.