Will Song Joong Ki pause his acting career? – Announces marriage and First baby

If you’re a K-drama fan, Song Joong Ki must be a household name by now. The handsome 37-year-old Korean actor has captured the hearts of viewers around the world with his charming performances and boyish good looks. Recently, Song Joong Ki announced his marriage to Katy Louise Saunders and that she’s pregnant with their first baby. Does this mean Song Joong Ki will put his acting career on hold to spend more time with his family? Read to find out.

Marriage and first baby announcement

Through an official announcement from his fan cafe, Song Joong Ki announced that he is now married to his British girlfriend Katy Louise Saunders. Katy herself is an actress who has featured in films like Los Borgia, Third Person, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

Song Joong Ki Katy Louise Saunders marriage
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  • In a moving letter about his love for Katy Louise Saunders, Song Joong Ki also announced that they are expecting their first baby together. He thanked her for making him a better person and said he was blessed to start a family with her. 

Statement on acting career

So, what’s next for Song Joong Ki? Fans are eagerly awaiting his next project, and many are speculating about what genre he’ll tackle next.

  • In the marriage and first baby announcement letter, Song Joong Ki also confirmed that he will not be pausing his acting career.

  • He spoke about his wish to fly higher as an actor and individual with wings of greater responsibility and passion. Song Joong Ki specifically thanked his official fan club Ki Aile for supporting him throughout his career.

Song Joong Ki’s relationships

Before the marriage and pregnancy announcement, Song Joong Ki’s relationship with Katy Louise Saunders was confirmed in late December 2022. 

  • Previously, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo met on the sets of Descendants of the Sun and their on-screen chemistry quickly captured the hearts of viewers around the world. 

  • The couple became one of South Korea’s most popular and beloved power couples, and their real-life relationship was followed closely by fans. 
  • In 2017, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo announced their engagement and tied the knot later that year. However, in 2019, the couple announced their separation and filed for a highly publicized divorce.

Recent work and upcoming projects

Song Joong Ki began his acting career in 2008, but it wasn’t until 2016 when Descendants of the Sun skyrocketed to international stardom. After taking a two-year break from acting, Song Joong Ki made a highly anticipated comeback in 2020 with the Netflix series Vincenzo.

Song Joong Ki acting career
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  • His most recent work Reborn Rich became the highest rated series aired in 2022 and the second highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history. Song Joong Ki’s upcoming project is the crime thriller film, Bogota: City of the Lost where he stars alongside Lee Hee-Joon and Kwon Hae-Hyo.

Whether he’s on-screen or off, Song Joong Ki is sure to win the hearts of fans with his talent, charisma, and endearing personality. We wish only the best for his future as he starts a family with Katy Louise Saunders.

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