Let’s update the latest information on the profile, career, family background, body index and personal life of the famous Korean actor Song Joong Ki.
Who is Song Joong Ki?
Song Joong Ki is a famous Korean actor, he is the ex-husband of actress Song Hye Kyo. Song Joong Ki has appeared in many hit movies and series such as: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, A Werewolf Boy, The Innocent Man, Descendants of the Sun, Vincenzo,… He ranked 2nd place in the list of Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in 2017. Let’s find out more about Song Joong’s profile and the truth behind the rumors about his marital affair that used to shock the public.
Song Joong Ki’s profile:
- Birthday: September 19, 1985
- Hometown: Daejeon, South Korea
- University: Sungkyunkwan
- Height: 1m78
- Weight: 65 kg
- Occupation: Actor, Model, Host, Entertainer
- Productions he has participated in: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Deep Rooted Tree, A Werewolf Boy, The Innocent Man, Descendants of the Sun, …
The handsome and lovely appearance is one of the biggest advantages of Song Joong Ki. Challenging himself in different kinds of character, from the lead role to the supporting role, he has gradually matured and proved his talent through many projects. He is also highly appreciated by the viewers as a model and host. In addition to his sublime career, his relationship with actress Song Hye Kyo used to be the focus of attention in the media.
Acting career with the motto “Being a good actor is more important than being a famous one”
Song Joong Ki used to be a rising short track speed skater but unfortunately, due an injury, Song Joong Ki had to give up on this passion in the first year of high school. After that, to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor, he attended the prestigious Sungkyunkwan University, majoring in business administration and broadcasting.
Song Joong Ki’s acting career began in 2008 with the TV series “A Frozen Flower”. The audience became more familiar with Song Joong Ki through his roles in many productions such as “Five Senses of Eros”, “Believe in the Moment”, “Triple”, “Will It Snow for Christmas”,… Although these roles were highly appreciated and loved by the viewers, none of them was considered a real hit for him to rise to fame.
Song Joong Ki finally got his first success in the 2010 drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal. The role helped the handsome actor become a rising actor, surpassing many other actors at that time to leave a significant impression on the viewers.
Continuing to work his way up, Song Joong-ki then in turn appeared in Deep Rooted Tree, A Werewolf Boy, The Innocent Man. In particular, A Werewolf Boy became a box office hit with a revenue grossing over $45 million.
In 2013, Song Joong Ki enlisted in the army and fulfilled his military duties. Upon his comeback, he immediately accepted the offer to star as the captain of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the drama Descendants of the Sun. The drama achieved great success both in Korea and other Asian countries with extremely high ratings. Descendants of the Sun also marked a turning point in Song Joong Ki’s career and life because it helped him find his life partner.
Following the undeniable popularity of Descendants of the Sun, Song Joong Ki was offered to work with Netflix in the series Kingdom. But he refused because he was busy preparing for the wedding with Song Hye Kyo. After enjoying his honeymoon, he starred in the 2019 TV series Arthdal Chronicles.
Song Joong Ki is indeed a multi-talented celebrity. Besides his success in acting, he is also a model. He was also an MC on Music Bank, an original cast member of the variety show Running Man in 2010 – 2011, the author of the book Beautiful Skin, the program Made In U’s MC, did the narration for the documentary Tears of the Antarctic and Pengi and Sommi. In each field, whether there are more or fewer opportunities, Song Joong Ki has always worked hard and achieved admirable results, which are highly appreciated by the public.
As an actor, Song Joong Ki always upholds the motto “It is more important to be a good actor than a famous actor, always trying to strive for the better and learn”. Therefore, in every role, big or small, he studies the script very carefully, analyses and portrays the character’s personality in the most perfect way. Even for a short moment, he also manages to leave a special impression on the viewers.
The dreamy relationship of the Song – Song couple and the rumors of Song Joong Ki having an affair
Song Joong Ki is not the type of celebrity to make headlines with his personal relationships. He once admitted that he had 4 girlfriends who were not in the entertainment industry. Besides, there used to be many rumors about him dating Park Bo Young but the two denied.
The ideal couple Song – Song (Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo) had experienced many ups and downs before they decided to tie the knot in October 2017. It seemed that this was a predestined fate. For a long time fans couldn’t remain calm because of the two’s dating, which they both denied until officially announcing the marriage. Song Joong Ki’s romance with the gorgeous actress used to be considered a fairytale coming to life.
Fans used to melt because of Song Joong Ki’s sweet actions towards his ex-wife. He was always soft to Song Hye Kyo, took care of her, constantly bought white roses before the wedding day, canceled the opportunity to work with Netflix so he could focus on preparing for the wedding,… After the wedding, both of them had a romantic honeymoon in Europe before returning to their jobs.
However, not long after, netizens started to notice the signs implying that the Song – Song couple has separated. Song Joong Ki was rumored to have an affair with his female best friend and his wife’s stylist. In response to the groundless rumors, his agency denied it. While Song Joong Ki was busy filming, Song Hye Kyo subtly presented evidence that denied the rumors.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s shocking divorce Song Hye Kyo – Romance in the entertainment industry is fragile
After a long time of being silent about the divorce rumors and even confirming that they were still happy together, on June 27, 2019, Song Joong Ki officially filed for divorce from Song Hye Kyo. The sudden news shocked fans.
“First, I apologize for bringing bad news to everyone who loves and cares about me. I have arranged divorce proceedings with Song Hye Kyo. We all hope to be able to settle the divorce smoothly, instead of criticizing and blaming each other. Please understand that it is very difficult for us to publish our personal life. From now on, I will try to do my best as an actor and repay you with good works”Song Joong Ki shared.
Song Hye Kyo’s representative also officially confirmed
“Our artist, Song Hye Kyo, is currently in the process of divorcing her husband after careful consideration by both. The reason is that the two couldn’t get over their differences in personalities, and that led to this decision.”
One of the most beautiful couples in Korean showbiz idolized by many fans with the most luxurious wedding in the entertainment industry, officially separated after only a year and 8 months, surprising and making the public lose faith in love.
Currently, despite being 36 years old, Song Joong Ki still looks handsome and lovely. He is still working hard and continuously participating in hit series and films.