Korean actor Song Joong Ki has released an official letter to his fans worldwide after the sudden announcement of his engagement to Descendants of the Sun co-star Song Hye Kyo. The two, who were rumored to be dating since last year, has finally admitted their relationship as well as their plans to get married on October 31.
Song Joong Ki began his letter by saying he wanted to be honest about his true feelings.
“It’s been a long time since I greeted you guys. I’m writing this because I want to receive your blessings before anyone else. I am truly nervous as I am writing this but I wish to tell you guys my true feelings.
“I was recently able to be part of a drama that made me shine brighter than ever before and I enjoyed the happiest days of my life because of your tremendous love I received from everyone. After the drama, I gained another precious friend who I shared my honest feelings with, and we developed a loving relationship,” the actor said.
He further explained, “At the start of 2016, we promised to spend the rest of our lives together by understanding each other’s weaknesses and helping each other through harsh times. So I will be starting a new life with Miss Song Hye Kyo through our wedding on the last day of October 2017.”
In the end, the Korean actor asked every one for their continuous support as he becomes a family man.
“I heard once that life isn’t about speed but rather about direction. As someone who’s moved fast and didn’t see his surroundings all this time… I will work harder to become someone who learn from others and learn to walk instead of run.
“I wish everyone will support this mindset and cheer for me. I will become an actor who doesn’t change from this mindset and become someone who is a strong family man. Please support the cheerful encounter between the two of us. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Song Hye Kyo has also posted her personal letter for her fans online, explaining how she and Joongki got to know each other better during filming.
“You were probably surprised by my sudden wedding news. I understand that you may think I lacked the respect for my fans and that you could have been shocked, but I hope you can understand me with an open heart.
“Joong Ki and I were first co-workers who matched well. Throughout the project, I realized that we had similar values and ideas, and I was able to share everything with him.
“He was such a good co-worker and friend to me, so we contacted frequently and spent time to get to know each other better.
“Joong Ki showed me his 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,” she stated.
In the end, like Joong Ki, the actress asked her fans for their blessing.
“I’m nervous and rattled to be announcing the news of my wedding so suddenly but I believe my fans will support me. Please continue to love and trust my choices as you have until now.
“I thank all of my fans once again for being patient and waiting until I spoke up.
“I am no longer one person but two people now, I will take this opportunity to live better and be more conscious of everything around me. Please give me your blessings.”
Descendants of the Sun was a major hit in Korea during the first half of 2016. The chemistry between the two stars were undeniable, which led to fans rooting for the Song-Song couple. Although they were often spotted together, the Korean actors denied being romantically involved until the wedding announcement. Reports from Soompi