Who could have imagined that 2019 could have a bigger K-ent news story than the Burning Sun/Seungri/YG/Jung Joon Young collective scandal. Sadly we’re only halfway through the year and the shocking Soong Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo divorce could eclipse it, currently it’s the only thing K-ent news media is talking about. Some further updates: reportedly Song Joong Ki filed divorce papers without Song Hye Kyo’s knowledge and she was informed via a public announcement delivered to her side afterwards, and Song Joong Ki is seeking mediation because there are issues to be resolved but he’s not asking for any alimony hence it’s clear he wants the divorce to be finalized as quickly as possible and it could be done by August if there are no unresolved issues.
Song Joong Ki’s family home was transformed into a museum for his works and this week visitors noticed that all traces of the hit drama Descendants of the Sun have been removed when previously it was quite prominently displayed, and also Song Joong Ki’s older brother has cancelled his Insta following of Song Hye Kyo. Legal commentators are saying that Song Joong Ki’s divorce filing method and wording is a warning to Song Hye Kyo’s side to not spread any rumors otherwise his side will not keep quiet any longer, and in South Korea law there is an antiquated rule that the spouse who has committed a wrong in the marriage (adultery, violence, etc) is not allowed to file for divorce (see Hong Sang Soo case). Take it for what you will.