There will be more than just one heartbreak with the recent divorce of the #SongSongCouple.
Looks like we’ll have to wave that perfect K-drama ending goodbye to the most cherished couple in the K-drama scene – the #SongSongCouple.
It felt like it was only yesterday that the fairytale wedding of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo had happened. But a statement through Song Joong-ki’s lawyer on June 27th, that revealed the actor’s plans for divorce, has shattered many hearts. Fans also shared their despair over Twitter:
— zimzalabim 🎢 (@seulgraphy) June 27, 2019
— Karen (@itsmekarengee) June 27, 2019
You were a moment in life that came and then go.
A riddle a rhyme that none may know.
A change of a heart and a twist of fate.
Couldn't fix it it's too late. #SongSongCouple 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/IC47MIIA5V
— EDWRD (@sapeda_23) June 27, 2019
— 토끼 💜 (@_kookie11) June 27, 2019
In a statement by Song Hye-kyo’s agency, United Artists Agency (UAA), writes that the couple has split due to “differences in personalities”. While everyone is incredibly saddened by the announcement, here are 6 things that we’ve loved about the #SongSongCouple as we walk down the memory lane for one last time.
1. The couple knew each other way before filming Descendents Of The Sun!
It has been known that the couple first met during the script reading of the Korean hit Descendants Of The Sun (DoTS), but an episode of Channel A’s “Heard It Through The Grapevine” revealed that Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo first met at 2013 through actor Jo In Sung. The rest was then history: when the romance blossomed during the seven-months filming of DoTS in 2015.
2. Song Hye-kyo wasn’t keen on dating a celebrity
Until Song Joong-ki stepped in and broke down the Song Hye-kyo’s walls. Song Hye-kyo wrote to fans in an article:
Over time, the faith and trust that Joong-ki had shown me helped me imagine a future with him. I was thankful that he had such genuine feelings for me, and I was also able to confirm my own feelings for him.
3. Age did not matter for the #SongSongCouple
Although Song Hye-kyo was older, she has always looked up to Song Joong-ki as being the more “matured” one, while the latter has always admired Song Hye-kyo for her acting skills.
4. A shoulder to cry on
Being someone who easily cries (and nicknamed as crybaby), Song Joong-ki mentioned how Song Hye-kyo has always been there to provide him with a shoulder to cry on:
I cried so much on set that I was nicknamed a crybaby. Every time I cried, [Song Hye Kyo] would comfort me as a super senior and a wonderful partner. I want to give all the honor to her.
5. The #SongSongCouple’s Low-key wedding ceremony
The couple wedded on October 31st 2017 at The Shilla Hotel in Seoul, requesting that it will be a no-media event. Attended by only 300 close friends, colleagues, and family members, it was a memorable day as the couple exchanged their vows!
6. The couple has won many awards
The infamous #SongSongCouple definitely has caught the eyes of many. Having won many awards together including Grand Prize of the Daesang Award , Best Couple Award, and Best Asia Couple Award at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards, The Most Popular Actor and Actress award at the 52nd Baesang Art Awards, and the Best Couple Awardee at the Asia Pacific Actors Network (APAN) Star Awards in 2016.