Although nearly four years have passed since their split, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s divorce is still talked about. However, netizens’ gaze towards Song Hye Kyo has changed.
Song Joong Ki recently made a surprising announcement that he would get married to Katy Louise Saunders and confirmed her pregnancy. Amid Song Joong Ki’s marriage announcement, Song Hye Kyo, his ex-wife, is mentioned again. However, after four years, it can be seen that the public opinion for Song Hye Kyo has changed in a positive direction.
The public was more bitter towards Song Hye Kyo after the divorce
The wedding that took place in 2017 of Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki was once called the “wedding of the century”. The public at the time gave many blessings to the top star couple. However, that marriage only lasted for two years before Song Joong Ki unilaterally filed for divorce from Song Hye Kyo and made this information public.
On June 27, 2019, Song Joong Ki’s lawyer announced that the actor had unilaterally filed for divorce from Song Hye Kyo. In a message to fans, Song Joong Ki wrote, “Instead of arguing about who is at fault, I hope the divorce process can end peacefully.” When Song Joong Ki announced the one-sided divorce, Song Hye Kyo was having a schedule abroad and was put in a passive situation.
The fact that Song Joong Ki was the one who announced the divorce first immediately planted in the public’s mind the impression that Song Hye Kyo was the one at fault, hurting Song Hye Kyo’s image and even causing rumors of her cheating to spark.
Because of her own husband, Song Hye Kyo became a target of netizens’ malicious attack. Her love life before marriage was also brought to light again with criticism pouring in.
On the contrary, Song Joong Ki went from a married man to a sought-after single man. Meanwhile, Song Hye Kyo had to bear heavy pressure from netizens and the media. After the divorce, Song Hye Kyo visibly lost weight when appearing at events. She quietly deleted her ex-husband’s pictures from her Instagram, choosing silence instead of giving any comments related to Song Joong Ki.
After calling it quits with Song Hye Kyo, Song Joong Ki bagged new projects every year: “Vincenzo” (2021), “Space Sweeper” (2021), “Reborn Rich” (2022) and the upcoming movie “Bogotá”. As for Song Hye Kyo, she played the lead in “Now, We Are Breaking Up” (2021) but the drama did not succeed. This year, she made a comeback in “The Glory” (2022) and received rave reviews, proving her position as a top actress.
“The Glory” was released on Netflix on December 30, 2022. Four days earlier, on December 26, 2022, Song Joong Ki confirmed his dating rumor. This caused Song Hye Kyo’s name once again to be dragged into Song Joong Ki’s dating reports.
Song Hye Kyo is the real victim?
Looking back on the events that happened when the couple announced their divorce, netizens switched sides and criticized Song Joong Ki for her cold attitude towards Song Hye Kyo. At that time, if only he had handled things privately, Song Hye Kyo might not have suffered so much criticism.
After the divorce, both Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki avoided mentioning each other in front of the media. Public sympathy at that time leaned towards Song Joong Ki while Song Hye Kyo became a victim of malicious comments. In such a situation, Song Joong Ki did not speak up to protect Song Hye Kyo. Silence is often misinterpreted as agreement, consensus. If Song Joong Ki spoke up at that time, the public pressure on Song Hye Kyo might have been somewhat reduced.
Like the love story of Dawn and Hyuna, they started dating in 2016, once announced their engagement, but by the end of 2022, they broke up in the regret and shock of everyone. Worth mentioning, as soon as the couple announced that they had gone their separate ways, malicious comments aimed at Hyuna surfaced.
In response, Dawn immediately spoke up on Instagram, confirming that the rumors about Hyuna spreading online were untrue. Dawn also said about Hyuna, “Even though we broke up, she is still the most honest and respectful person I have ever known, and she will forever be. She is the number 1 artist in my heart”.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s breakup can’t help but be brought up again amid Song Joong Ki’s remarriage news. However, now that Song Joong Ki has moved on, it’s time netizens let Song Hye Kyo do the same instead of dragging her into her ex-husband’s personal matters.