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Korean star Song Joong-ki announces marriage to Katy Louise Saunders, says they are expecting a baby

<i>Getty</i><br/>Song Joong-ki married British actress Katy Louise Saunders on Monday.
Song Joong-ki married British actress Katy Louise Saunders on Monday.

By Tara Subramaniam and Jake Kwon, CNN

South Korean actor Song Joong-ki married British actress Katy Louise Saunders Monday and the two are expecting a child, Song’s agency, HighZium Studio, told CNN.

On an online site for his fans, Song wrote “today we just came back from registering our marriage to start our life as a couple based on deep trust and love.”

“I vowed to do life together with Katy Louise Saunders, who has been spending precious time with me by supporting and caring for me,” he wrote. “She has a kind heart, and has been passionately living her life. She is an admirably wise and wonderful person. Thanks to her, I am becoming a better person.”

In his message to fans, Song said he and Saunders had “dreamed of making a happy family.”

“Thankfully, a precious life came to us,” he added.

Known for his roles in Korean dramas such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “Deep Rooted Tree,” Song’s latest lead role is in the smash-hit series “Reborn Rich.”

Saunders, who has starred in multiple Italian productions, most recently appeared in the 2018 movie “Welcome Home” with Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski, according to IMDb.

Song was formerly married to fellow Korean actor Song Hye-kyo for two years. The pair stunned millions of fans when they announced their divorce in 2019.

They shot to international fame after playing lovers in the popular romance television series “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016.

After starting their real-life relationship, they earned the nickname the “Song Song Couple” and were widely seen as Asia’s answer to American A-list pairings like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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