Song Hye Kyo divorced because of conflict with Song Joong Ki’s family, a “big” family.
In a letter to his official fan cafe today (Jan 30), Joong-ki shared that he has registered for marriage with his British girlfriend, Katy Louise Saunders, however Knet still gives different opinions about the new marriage with his first marriage.
In June 2019, Song Hye Kyo publicly divorced actor Song Joong Ki after 18 months together. Just like the time when the two Korean stars publicly announced their marriage, when they acknowledged their divorce, the Asian entertainment industry also paid special attention to this couple. In the divorce announcement, the Korean couple only explained that they disagreed on life and could not get along.
After the divorce, Song Hye Kyo shared almost nothing, focusing on work and personal relationships. She spends time traveling, studying, meeting friends. Although she has not accepted to participate in any movie in the last 2 years, Song Hye Kyo still appears regularly in the media. The beauty accepted the invitation to participate at domestic and foreign events or take pictures for famous magazines.
Not long ago, the Asian entertainment industry was buzzed with news related to the divorce of Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki. A famous lawyer in the Korean entertainment industry suddenly revealed that Song Joong Ki was the one who actively filed for divorce and urged Song Hye Kyo to complete the divorce process without regard to her feelings. This information quickly stormed the internet community even though Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo have been divorced for more than a year. Before this information, both Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki were silent, not expressing their thoughts.
Korean media said that the relationship between Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki began to crack after nearly a year of marriage. The main cause of Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki’s conflicts is that Song Hye Kyo cannot get along with her husband’s family. Accordingly, Song Joong Ki is originally a family man, close to parents, siblings and relatives while Song Hye Kyo was born into an incomplete family, so she is used to living alone.
Getting married and becoming a bride in a family that respects the invisible traditional culture becomes pressure on Song Hye Kyo. She did not feel comfortable attending gatherings with her husband’s relatives and began to distance herself from her husband. The Song Joong Ki family also feels uncomfortable with such a distant bride. The conflict between the couple began to appear when Song Joong Ki said that Song Hye Kyo did not respect his family and Song Hye Kyo felt suffocated with such a lack of freedom of marriage.
At the time Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki publicly divorced, Song Joong Ki’s brother also repeatedly talked about the family’s conflict with his sister-in-law that never healed. When the “Descendants of the Sun” couple got married, Song Joong Ki’s family once expressed a welcoming and proud attitude about the new bride. However, after the couple publicly divorced, their attitude towards Song Hye Kyo was quite harsh. They removed the image related to her on his personal page, removed the images related to the movie “Descendants of the Sun” at Song Joong Ki’s house even though it was the pride of the Song family before.