|Actor Song Joong-ki / Yonhap|
By Kim Rahn
Actor Song Joong-ki is a married man again and is also an expecting father.
The 37-year-old disclosed on his online fan community, 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 is 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 and spend our remaining days together."
|Katy Louise Saunders / Screenshot from Katy Louise Saunders' Facebook|
When rumors emerged that the heartthrob is dating a woman and his agency confirmed the gossip in December, it was widely believed that the woman is 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.