South Korean actors Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki are splitting up less than two years after their fairytale marriage, the couple said on Thursday (June 27).
The co-stars of the 2016 hit television melodrama "Descendants of the Sun" - who played a soldier and doctor who fall in love - planned to seek a divorce due to personality differences.
"I have begun the arbitration process for divorce from Song Hye-kyo," Song Joong-ki, 33, said in a statement issued by his lawyer. Song Hye-kyo, 37, said in a statement that the two are going through the divorce process due to "differences in personality."
The SongSong couple, as they were dubbed by the media, are part of the "Korean Wave" of drama and popular music that has swept through the rest of Asia.
Song Hye-kyo, who first gained fame with a role in the 2000 TV series "Autumn in My Heart", was among the guests at a state dinner in Beijing when South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited China in 2017. (Reuters)