Korean actor Song Joong-ki is a father-to-be, having wed his British actress girlfriend – 4 years after his marriage to co-star Song Hye-kyo ended
- Song Joong-ki announces online to fans his marriage to Katy Louise Saunders, a British actress. The 37-year-old adds that ‘a new life has also come to us’
- Their wedding comes six years after his marriage to fellow superstar Song Hye-kyo, with whom he appeared in K-drama Descendants of the Sun. They later divorced
By Kim Rahn
Korean actor Song Joong-ki is a married man again and is also an expecting father.
The 37-year-old disclosed to his online fan community on Monday his marriage as well as his wife’s pregnancy. The announcement came about a month after his agency confirmed that he is in a relationship with a British woman.
“I made a pledge with Katy Louise Saunders, with whom I have shared precious moments, to spend the rest of our lives together,” he wrote. “A new life has also come to us,” he added, implying that the couple are expecting a baby.
“We just registered our marriage to start a life as a married couple based on deep trust and love. We will start our beautiful journey together during our remaining days.”
When rumours emerged that the heartthrob was dating a woman and his agency confirmed the gossip in December, it was widely believed that the woman was Saunders, who appeared in several movies but has not been acting for some time. She accompanied Song to a press conference in Singapore in early December.
Song said his wife is a kind, passionate and wise woman who earned his respect.
“Thanks to her, I’m becoming a better person,” he wrote. “With a greater responsibility and passion, I’ll make efforts to become a better person and actor.”
In 2017, Song married star actress Song Hye-kyo after they co-starred in the hit series, Descendants of the Sun the previous year. But they divorced about 20 months later.