The actor was one of the few who has overwhelmingly many dating rumors.
Song Joong Ki is among the most successful artists of K-biz with many dating rumors on the side. Recently, the actor announced his relationship with former English actress Katy Louise Saunders. Taking this chance, fans are having a “look-back” at the actor’s long history of dating allegations.
A “woman-magnet” before getting famous
In an interview with “Daily Sports” in November 2012, Song Joong Ki admitted having dated 4 women outside of the field before and the public speculated he dated them before his rising popularity.
Park Bo Young
Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young worked together in the movie “A Werewolf Boy” where the actor was embroiled in a dating controversy. Specifically, during a press conference for the movie, Song Joong Ki playfully joked that Park Bo Young was “his.” Quickly after, the search phrase “Song Joong Ki – Park Bo Young dating” topped the Korean portal’s search word. afterwards, Park Bo Young denied the allegation.
In September this year, the rumor of them dating resurfaced the Internet as netizens spotted the two dining out together in a restaurant, starting from two similar photos uploaded by the stars. However, fans denied the allegation by proving the photos were taken at two different times and debunked the rumors.
Son Dam Bi
In 2013, Song Joong Ki and singer Son Dam Bi were caught in a dating allegation after a series of intimate photos circulating on the Internet. However, according to “Sports Seoul,” the photos of Song Joong Ki were only taken in a meeting with his partners near his enlistment date. With that information in mind, people believed Song Joong Ki and Son Dam Bi were just close friends.
Song Hye Kyo
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo became an item through the drama hit “Descendants of the Sun” and announced dating mid-2017. A few months later the couple got married in the so-called “The wedding of the century” because of the sheer scale and spectacle at the wedding.
They became an ideal couple in K-biz but got divorced mid-2019. Before the official announcement, there were rumors of the breakup in early 2019.
Kim Ok Bin
In early 2019, Kim Ok Bin was embroiled in a cheating scandal with Song Joong Ki and was considered the root problem that broke the “Song-Song” couple up. She was Song Joong Ki’s cast mate in “Arthdal Chronicles.”
On Weibo, Song Joong Ki was rumored to have dated Kim Ok Bin on Valentine’s Day and the photo evidence was sent to Song Hye Kyo, which explained why she deleted Song Joong Ki’s photos on Instagram.
Kim Ji Won
Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won appeared together in two record-breaking dramas “Descendants of the Sun” and “Arthdal Chronicles.” In August 2019, the two stars were caught in dating rumors after a post from QQ was uploaded, which said that Song Joong Ki allegedly posted an intimate photo with Kim Ji Won in the middle of the night, raising suspicion of potential relationship.
However, it was revealed that the posting account was only a fan account and the photos on QQ was from a magazine shoot, which debunked the dating rumors.
Jeon Yeo Bin
Song Joong Ki collaborated with Jeon Yeo Bin in 2021 in a drama project that later sparked dating rumors when the two were caught in an alleged “dating photo” taken by bystanders. The photo revealed them sitting close to each other and wearing couple hats.
In response, opposing opinions said a photo could not tell the whole story of a relationship and defended the stars, stating it was only a friendly meetup.
Kim Tae Ri
Two years after their first film project together in 2020, Kim Tae Ri and Song Joong Ki were caught in a round of dating rumors when Song Joong Ki openly supported actress Kim. Specifically, he posted photos of himself happily watching Kim Tae Ri’s first vlog.
In addition, in October, a photo of Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri hand in hand on a date in Paris took over the internet. However, netizens pointed out the people in the picture were Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin. Song Joong Ki’s and Kim Tae Ri’s agencies also denied the rumors of their dating.
Female lawyer Han
In June 2020, Song Joong Ki was rumored to be dating a female lawyer. Almost immediately, “History D&C” company representing Song Joong Ki denied the allegation on Osen: “Song Joong Ki’s dating rumors are not true. There have been groundless rumors spreading within the legal industry, but upon checking, it was not true.”
His current girlfriend
According to Naver, On December 26th, Song Joong Ki’s management company confirmed the actor is dating Katy Louise Saunders, a former actress born in London. After leaving showbiz, she became an English tutor.
The couple got to know each other through a mutual friend and developed feelings regardless of cultural and national differences. After many rumors, actor Song made public his relationship with the English teacher.
Source: Naver, Weibo