I think it was a near impossibility to keep the dating relationship of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo truly under wraps. The two did a great job and the mainstream media helped by not covering the rumors and fan sightings for over a year until it really got more overt and serious. As such the Song-Song couple got to control their narrative to a strong degree and that means announcing their impending marriage directly rather than confirming they were dating when news of their Bali trip became impossible to tamp down. What has been a collateral affect is that news coverage of Song Joong Ki’s upcoming movie Battleship Island with So Ji Sub and Hwang Jung Min has been overtaken by interest in his marriage plans.
Song Joong Ki sat down for solo interviews this week and explained that he wanted to be the one to announce it and had planned to do it after the movie premiered, but due to circumstances beyond his control the couple was forced to reveal the news earlier and he apologizes for distracting from the movie promotions. I totally believe him and think everything will be fine, from all accounts this has added interest and publicity to Battleship Island, and ultimately the movie stands on its own and the Songs will have to manage their own marriage for the long run, and fans are just bystanders.