Following their surprise announcement of their marriage yesterday, both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo thoughtfully released a personal statement to their fans via their fan cafe, explaining their relationship and marriage plans.
The co-stars of the hit drama Descendants of the Stars took their onscreen romance off-screen and will be officially wedded on October 31st of this year.
Song Joong Ki's letter to his fans goes as follows:
"I met a drama project that made me shine and was an honor to me, and I made a precious friend who spent that happy time with me. We confirmed our sincere feelings for each other and became a couple who loved each other.
At the beginning of 2017, we made a promise to each other to spend the rest of our lives together.
We'll fill what we each lack with love, and we'll live a new life where we can face difficulties together. I plan to marry Song Hye Kyo at the end of October, 2017.
I wanted to let you all know of my sincere intentions earlier, but it's not something I can decide on my own.
My family's opinions are also all precious, and it was a situation where I had to think carefully and discretely.
I had an upcoming movie that involved many people's passion and efforts, and as an actor, I didn't want my personal life to negatively affect the film crew and staff.
In the future, I'll live as a cool actor and stable head of a family. Please cheer on our good destiny. Thank you."
Song Hye Kyo's letter:
“I think many of you would’ve been surprised by the sudden news. It may appear as if I lacked consideration for my fans, but I hope you will understand [my intentions].
At first, Joong Ki was a colleague who clicked well with me. As we worked on a production together, we discovered that we had similar values and we could really talk about anything.
Because he was a good friend and colleague, we continued to keep in touch even after the [drama] ended.
Over time, the faith and trust that Joong Ki had shown me helped me imagine a future with him.
I was thankful that he had such genuine feelings for me, and I was also able to confirm my own feelings for him.
I wanted to relay the engagement news to my fans first, but I had to be careful because it wasn’t only my decision.
I feel nervous announcing the news all of a sudden, but I trust that my fans will support me.
Please continue to love me like you have until now. Thank you for waiting and believing in me.
The two of us will live happily. Please give us your blessings! Thank you.”