It's A Love Story: From a magical kiss to an unfortunate divorce, look at Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo's tale

The Song-Song couple aka Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo began their love story around the time Descendants of the Sun began filming, went on to get married and parted ways.
It's A Love Story: From a magical kiss to an unfortunate divorce, look at Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo's tale
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There are a few love stories we have been in awe of. The famous Song-Song couple is one of them. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were one of the most loved couples - one and off-screen. While they blew us away with their undeniable chemistry in Descendants of the Sun, in real life, they gave couples relationship goals. But when did their love story begin? How did their love transpire? As their on-screen characters, Yoo Shi‑jin and Kang Mo‑yeon, were falling in love with every passing episode, the Songs were reportedly already head over heels for each other. 

According to a friend of the now-former couple, the couple was already dating when the show began airing. As reported by Soompi back then, the friend revealed, "They started having feelings for each other before Descendants of the Sun had aired. The drama was pre-produced so they actually began filming in the second half of 2015. Then early last year, Song Joong Ki secretly brought over some snacks to the set of Song Hye Kyo's photoshoot. It was even before their drama began airing, so the staff wondered why he came." 

Apparently, Hye Kyo was reluctant to date another celebrity at first owing to her relationship with Lee Byung Hun and Hyun Bin. But Joong Ki's sincerity worked the magic on her. The couple's love intensified on the sets of the show. Then came the first kiss! Descendants of the Sun viewers saw sparks fly when Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo kissed in the fourth episode. With every passing episode, fans wanted to see more of the Song-Song couple! Off-screen, during, and after the show, the couple was being spotted together. Joong Ki and Hye Kyo were seen in New York, chilling with friends in Seoul and vacationing in Tokyo together, fueling their relationship rumours while their agencies continued to deny it. Dispatch was flooding social media with pictures of their rendezvous. 

The cat was finally out of the bag in July 2017 when the couple announced they were dating and are tying the knot later that year. In a letter to her fans, Hye Kyo said, "Joong Ki showed me his true self, trust, and his manners for a long time. I thought to myself that it would be good to spend the future with him and I was glad that he could feel my true emotions as well. That’s when I knew that he was the one. I wanted to let my fans know first about the marriage but since this matter involves more than just me, I was extra careful about it," she said. 

On the other hand, Joong Ki said he had "gained another precious friend that I could share my honest feelings with, and we later developed a romantic relationship." He added, "At the start of 2016, we promised to spend the rest of our lives together by understanding one another’s weaknesses and standing by each other through tough times.” In October 2016, the Song-Song couple walked down the aisle, in the presence of 250 guests which included Strong Woman Do Bong Soon's Park Bo Young, Descendants of the Sun's Kim Ji Wom, Super Junior's Donghae, Yoo Jae Suk and So Ji Sub were present at the ceremony. The wedding took place in the garden of Yeong Bin Gwan at The Shilla hotel. 

While fans celebrated their wedding and marriage, a year and a half later news broke out that the couple might be parting ways. Joong Ki and Hye Kyo were spotted sans their wedding rings, hinting at a possible divorce. On June 27, Joong Ki announced he was parting ways from Hye Kyo. "First of all, I apologize for bringing bad news to everyone who loves and cares about me. I have arranged for my divorce with Song Hye Kyo. We both hope to settle the divorce process in a smooth manner, rather than attack and blame each other. Please understand that it is difficult to reveal the stories about our personal lives. From now on, I will try my best as an actor to repay everyone with good works," his statement read at the divorce. 

Song Hye Kyo’s agency UAA issued a statement on her behalf and said, "Our actress, Song Hye Kyo, is currently divorcing her husband after careful consideration between the two. The reason was because of their differences in personality. The two were unable to overcome their differences, which led to this decision. We politely ask for your understanding as we cannot confirm more details, because it is both of the actors’ private lives. Also, we ask that you please refrain from leaving provocative or speculative comments on the matter. We are sorry to cause worry. We will try our best to greet you all with a better side in the future." Their divorce came through in July 2019 and Hye Kyo wiped off Joong Ki from his Instagram, changing Descendants of the Sun forever! 

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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Anonymous 4 months ago

i started liking song joong ki when i watched scandal but i ended up loving him after dots

Anonymous 4 months ago

it was very sad readind songsong couple divorce he pain me oo i swear but i pray they both go back to the time they were deeply in love, songsong couple we miss you

Anonymous 5 months ago

I am really broken by listening this and wish that they come together soon.please come to gather we all fans are waiting for that

Anonymous 7 months ago

I pray from God my favorite couple come together again

Anonymous 7 months ago

My favourite couple. Love you guys

Anonymous 7 months ago

So beautiful and my best couple..love you guys

Anonymous 7 months ago

I just finished watching DOTS again...As a fan, I can't help but feel sad. It's their own lovestory to handle and maybe, letting each other go is for the better. I just hope they will find their true love that will lead to a happy ending...

Anonymous 8 months ago

Hope they enjoyed being together while it lasted. Some people are meant to come in your life and leave. They teach you something about life that you might have never known.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Comeback and have beautiful kids that resemble you. With forgiveness for each other it is possible to comeback. I just love them together.

Anonymous 8 months ago

I don’t see hope of reconciliation totally lost. It is still reconcilable if they consider the love that pushed them to the knots. Let’s note that not only personality clash that’s causing divorce. There are unseen forces we need to contend with in marriage. Wish they comeback snd have beautiful kids.

Anonymous 8 months ago

to Song joong ki if you really love Song hye kyo you can fix your marriage and you cant divorce her, where's your ball youre a man so fight for her win her heart again, why you gave up so easily SJK ????

Anonymous 8 months ago

Hope to see them together again in the future...song hye-kyo deserve to be loved and have her own family /kids specially that she's not getting younger anymore. Song joongki should at least did more effort as a man to fix thier marriage...i hope those people around them/agency at least give them good advices. Fan from Philippines.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Heires 2 4 for Song Hye Kyu n Le Minho .

Anonymous 8 months ago

best couple if r Le Mingho n Song Hye Kyu dats ol bad influence Song jingki 2 Song Hyr Kyu we Love Le Minho 2 her.

Anonymous 8 months ago

aaaa remarry please :(((

Anonymous 8 months ago

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Anonymous 8 months ago

They are both fine actors and I wish them the best for their careers in the future. Sometimes relationships come to and end and you have to move on. I would love to meet Song Joong Ki because I think we have a lot in common. I think for him the best is yet to come. look after yourself and stay positive. Xxx

Anonymous 8 months ago

Be happy. You don't need to explain anything. Stay happy.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Why are they famous because the fans admired their feelings for each other, and in my view true love does not harm divorce, but we do not know the main reason for their divorce, we will not judge them

Anonymous 8 months ago

Anonyme I agree with you Why are they famous because the fans admired their feelings for each other, and in my view true love does not harm divorce, but we do not know the main reason for their divorce, we will not judge them

Anonymous 8 months ago

Actually telling,differences are those one of the things which eventually makes the realtionship even more beautiful if we understand.....Similarities are the one which might have brought misunderstandings if we care...we need to undertake these differences and similarities both....If one cannot understand differences of their partner then similarities though don't have any role in handling the relationship....Yeah i understand they might have some problems and we don't have right to interfere...i hope no regrets they have... cause where there is regrets there comes negativity....

Anonymous 8 months ago

Couple living in the world of celebrity need strong will of power to endure... But life has to go on and move forward...and am sure it's just a matter of time...the wound will heal. It's already started with SJK rumour. Best of luck to both of you...

Anonymous 8 months ago

Living fantasy life in acting is different from the reality obviously!!!

Anonymous 8 months ago

I agree with you

Anonymous 8 months ago

I agree with you

Anonymous 8 months ago

Plx ! they ver 1 of my favorite couples. But ,unfortunately.......I loved to see them together.. So plz it's been much now.. Stop making fuss bout it. I hope both artists are doing well and good enough. And also I hope wherever they are, they are happy and safe

Anonymous 8 months ago

whatever you are doing right now.. just be happy SJK and SHK... stay safe always...

Anonymous 8 months ago

Both of them have gone through difficult times. Why can't you leave them alone? Stop digging and opening wounds.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Oh pleeeze. WHAT are youdoing on this site??? Being nosy like EVERYONE else. Gossip IS good for the soul.