Korean star Song Hye-kyo has cited personality differences as the reason she and husband Song Joong-ki are heading for divorce.
Fans are in shock as it was revealed today that Song Joong-ki filed for divorce with the Seoul Family Court on June 26 just one year and eight months after they got married on Oct. 31, 2017 at a lavish ceremony at The Shilla Hotel in Seoul.
After Song Joong-ki issued a statement to explain his side, Song Hye-kyo’s agency, UAA, released an explanation.
“Hye-kyo is currently going through divorce proceedings with her husband, following a careful consideration. The reason for divorce is a difference in personality. The decision came because the pair could not overcome the difference,” UAA said, according to the Korea Times.
It added, “We cannot check out the further details due to the privacy concerns. We ask for your understanding about this. In addition, please refrain from making sensational reports and leaving speculative comments, for the sake of the actors.”
In a statement, Song Joong-ki said, “First, I’d like to apologize for delivering this unfortunate news to the many fans who love and care for me.”
“I have begun the process of filing for divorce from Song Hye-kyo. Rather than denouncing one another and arguing over who is to blame, I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,” he said.
He asked “for your understanding in regards to the fact that it is difficult to discuss the details of my personal life, and I will recover from my current wounds and do my utmost as an actor to repay you through great productions in the future.”
The couple surprised colleagues and fans when they announced on July 5, 2017 that they were getting married. They became a couple after starring in the hit 2016 drama “Descendants of the Sun.”
Their wedding was attended by about 300 people. Song Hye-kyo wore a Christian Dior wedding gown and Song Joong-ki donned a tuxedo made by the same designer label.