The topic of “Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki’s bad ending” has attracted over 100 million reads on Chinese platform Weibo.
On June 14th, Song Joong Ki revealed that his wife, Katy Louise Saunders, safely gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Rome, Italy. In a letter to fans, Song Joong Ki expressed that having a child is his “greatest dream”, and that he hopes to build a lasting and happy family.
Song Joong Ki’s happy news inadvertently brought attention to his ex-wife, Song Hye Kyo. In fact, the topic of “Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki’s bad ending” immediately trended on Chinese SNS Weibo after the actor shared the news of his son.
Under the topic, various people discussed the “broken marriage” of the Song-Song couple, with many feeling sorry for Song Hye Kyo. On top of this, fans who once admired the K-drama “Descendants of the Sun”, in which Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki starred as the main couple, expressed disappointment that their beautiful love story on-screen has a “bad ending” in real life.
Besides a large portion of the audience, who sent congratulations to Song Joong Ki as well as his new marriage and fatherhood, some still criticized the actor for “quickly changing his heart” and moving on.
One comment said, “He started dating his new wife just three months after divorce, and is already welcoming a son. Song Joong Ki’s fans probably have nothing left to defend him. How can he fall in love with someone else so quickly? Song Hye Kyo has truly been through a lot, receiving criticisms for so long and being damaged by a failed marriage.”
Meanwhile, another netizen speculated about the reason behind Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki’s sad ending, saying, “I think the reason for Song-Song’s divorce back then was that Song Joong Ki wanted a normal married life and to have children early, while Song Hye Kyo prioritized her career and didn’t want children, so she took the initiative to break up. This marriage had been wrong since the beginning.”
On the other hand, many viewers expressed dissatisfaction, on claims that Song Hye Kyo is being dragged into a matter that no longer concerns her. For instance, one opinion stated that there’s no need to “pity and mourn” for the past marriage since both Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki are currently happy with their choices. Song Joong Ki has a new family, while Song Hye Kyo has achieved a lot of successes in her career, and both deserve congratulations, they said.
Another comment, which received a lot of support from viewers, said, “Song Joong Ki has entered a new phase of life, and Song Hye Kyo is also striving to develop her career, which is the best for both of them. There’s no need to regret a marriage that already ended.”
In addition, a fan of Song Hye Kyo wrote, “There are always people who take advantage of hot searches to spread rumors and tarnish Song Hye Kyo. It’s been four years, haven’t they moved on? Both of them have moved on and have their own new lives, isn’t that good?”
Previously, even when faced with controversies surrounding her divorce with Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo remained silent and only focused on her acting career. Now, it seems that the fruit of her labor is paying off, with Korean media listing Song Hye Kyo as one of the highest-paid actresses in the Korean acting scene. A recent survey also showed that she ranked first in terms of the reputation for TV drama actors, following the success of “The Glory.”
Born in 1981, Song Hye Kyo is a Korean star loved by audiences, who have starred in various hits, such as “Autumn in My Heart”, “Full House”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “Encounter”, “Now We are Breaking Up”, and many more. Now in her 40s, the actress is still in high demand for endorsements and magazine photoshoots, and is recognized as a “Korean goddess” for her outstanding beauty.
Meanwhile, Song Joong Ki, born in 1985, is a popular heartthrob with a large fan base. He has made a deep impression via works such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, “A Werewolf Boy”, “The Innocent Man”, “Battleship Island”, “Arthdal Chronicles”, “Vincenzo”, and most recently, “Reborn Rich.”
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo got to know each other after co-starring in “Descendants of the Sun”. They got married in 2017 and went separate ways two years later.
Source: VNE, Sinchew