|Actress Song Hye-kyo. Capture from Song's Instagram|
By Dong Sun-hwa
Actor Song Joong-ki has sought a divorce settlement to end his 20-month marriage to actress Song Hye-kyo, his lawyer said Thursday. They met through smash-hit drama "Descendants of the Sun" in 2016 and married in 2017.
Hye-kyo's agency UAA released a statement soon after the news broke. The following is a translated version:
[Official statement from UAA]
Hi, this is UAA representing Song Hye-kyo.
First, we apologize for delivering unfortunate news.
Hye-kyo is currently going through divorce proceedings with her husband, following careful consideration.
The reason for the divorce is a difference in personality. The decision came because the pair could not overcome the difference.
We cannot release further details due to 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.
We apologize for fueling worries. We will strive for better in the future.