Last January 30, South Korean actor Song Joong Ki surprised everyone with the news that he married his British girlfriend, actress Katy Louise Saunders. As if that was not shocking enough, his agency, HighZium Studio, also revealed that the pair are expecting a child soon. Fans all over the world expressed mixed reactions to the news, most of whom aren’t ready to move on from Joong Ki and actress Song Hye Kyo’s divorce in 2019. Scrolling through social media, it’s easy to identify the 8 types of people reacting to Joong Ki’s marriage announcement:
The In Denial
MAG MOVE ON KAYO KUNG GUSTO NIYO. WAG NIYO KO DINADAMAY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MY SONGSONG HEART pic.twitter.com/WY7519MyNO
— eva⁷ (@wintaesvbear) January 30, 2023
When the news broke, a lot of K-drama fans were devastated and couldn’t digest the fact that Joong Ki is getting married again. And this time, he’s expecting a child. Many were in denial and refused to move on from their OG ship: Joong Ki and Hye Kyo or the SongSong Couple, as the internet fondly named them. The ex-couple did have a fairy tale-esque love story which, unfortunately, ended with broken hearts.
The Bahala Kayo Diyan
anyways the only songsong that matters! Song Seung-heon and Song Hye-kyo it’s been 23 years since your last K-Drama together. when is the next project? i’m waiting!! casting directors baka naman. pic.twitter.com/7kzXojJCD4
— ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@L0ckhart1) January 30, 2023
Some tried to salvage the “SongSong Couple” title by bringing up what they call the “OG SongSong”: Song Seung Heon who was paired with Hye Kyo for the 2000 K-drama Autumn in my Heart. The pair even dated IRL for a while.
The “I told you so”
I’m sorry but I find it funny what a walking red flag. Nakasama sa show, naging jowa, kasal agad. the design is very songsong https://t.co/COy0Tc0i5y
— crly | (@cocaxcarlyy) January 30, 2023
After the SongSong couple’s divorce in 2019, many fans openly expressed their disappointment with Joong Ki. Many were accusing Joong Ki of not defending his ex-wife over bashers that hounded her after their split. The Internet has branded him as a “walking red flag” and the disappointment is still obviously apparent.
My Joongki phase has come to an end. I will never forget how he stayed silent when hye kyo was being slut shamed in Korea plus he divorced her while she was filming her drama abroad.
— careal (@kdchingu) January 30, 2023
The Song Hye Kyo solid supporters
Lols, yeah Song Hye Kyo may be a bit lonely in some ways… but, aren’t we all? At least sya beautiful and rich.
This girl has everything and doesn’t need a man in her lifeu. This is just how goddesses live.
Sorry SongSong supporters but time to be happy for both! pic.twitter.com/PPAfIJrvgM
— reg (@misume05) January 30, 2023
Others chose to forget about Joong Ki and defend Hye Kyo instead, saying that she’s a strong, independent woman who doesn’t need a man in her life.
I really don’t get those fans saying “I felt so sad for Song Hye Kyo it was supposely her and Joongki having a baby.” C’mon Song Hye Kyo is booked and busy with CFs, The Glory, ambassadorship. She moved on already why can’t y’all move on. Just watch #TheGlory pic.twitter.com/CK5xkLQH2E
— || ʷⁱˡˡ ˢᵉᵉ ᵀʳᵉᵃˢᵘʳᵉ ₍₀₄₋₁₅₋₂₃₎ (@kdramaramapop20) January 30, 2023
The Song Joong Ki solid supporters
@gyunatics for sure you are going to be the best, amazing and coolest dad in the universe, joong-ki !! another plot twist this 2023… happy for the both of u #songjoongki #katysaunders #kdrama #sjk ♬ Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Joong Ki really wanted to start a family. I’m so happy for the couple, he deserves happiness. He gets through a lot until he finds his real happiness. Looking forward to their happy family.
— Peachy (@peach__yours) January 30, 2023
And yet others are still reeling from the news:
oml we went from happiness for songsong couple to an ugly divorce with so many cheating rumours to them both returning to acting with STELLAR comeback dramas to dating foreignors TO SONG JOONGKI GETTING REMARRIED AND HAVING A BABY in like one year???? https://t.co/JmRCZhUZz1
— ken ˶‾᷄ ⁻̫ ‾᷅˵ (@happihwa) January 30, 2023
song joongki is getting married and having a child WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS INFO pic.twitter.com/zmceFGctJt
— J (@sujvoodoo) January 30, 2023
I watch Joongki’s dramas coz I can’t deny his acting skills is good but for me, he’s not an ideal partner. I still can’t forget how he left Hyekyo hanging & divorced her while she’s away from the country & worst, without even informing her before he announced it to the public.
— Doctor Kokdu (@ronahbells) January 30, 2023
Those using SongSong TikTok as a coping mechanism
Take old SongSong couple photos from when they were blissfully happy and slap a nostalgic tune and you’ve got yourself an emotional support TikTok video. Fans of the couple can choose to loop this over and over if they don’t want to face reality.
Joongki & Hye kyo
i will never forget you two pic.twitter.com/fgNiyOH42T
— 줄리아 (@julsstarrr) January 30, 2023
congrats mr. perfectly fine of song hye kyo, song joong ki
songsong coup— pic.twitter.com/zKCVTLD9L4
— dany (@ry_jeen) January 30, 2023
The Tanggap Ko Na
Other fans had a hard time believing how fast things are moving but have surrendered to the fact that this is simply life happening.
even tho it hurts but we need to move on, songsong is literally signing off, congrats songki! #SongJoongKi #trending#audreybellegenobaten pic.twitter.com/21yov3waG2
— Belle (@AudreyGenobaten) January 30, 2023
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