Actor Song Joong-Ki basks in the limelight as Descendants of the Sun continues to take the world by storm. By now, viewers know full well that the show ended with Captain Yoo Shi-Jin promising to marry Dr. Kang Mo Yeon. This leads to the billion dollar question: Is Song Joong-Ki ready to settle down in real life?
Maybe, but not quite. In a recent fan event in Seoul called “The Day We Meet Again,” Song Joong-Ki said he wants to get married in his thirties, Asia Times reports. The actor is already 31 years old, is at the height of success and is constantly being linked to his Descendants of the Sun lady love, Song Hye-Kyo.
From the very beginning of Descendants of the Sun, it was clear that the lead stars shared a natural and convincing chemistry. Even off-screen, Song Joong-Ki speaks very fondly of Song Hye-Kyo.
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When asked which of his Descendants of the Sun co-star inspired or helped him the most, Song Joong-Ki mentioned Song Hye-Kyo.
“I think Song Hye-Kyo influenced me the most, as she spent the most time with me during the filming,” said Song Joong Ki, via Kpop Herald. “She was always considerate of everyone around her and her behavior is a living proof of why she is such a great star.”
As for Song Hye-Kyo, the actress admitted that she was wooed by Captain Yoo Shi-Jin.
“‘Should I confess my love or apologise?’ That was the line he said (after the kiss) that made my heart flutter,” Song Hye-Kyo said, according to Straits Times.
As dating rumors welled up, the actor’s representatives quickly watered down the wildfire by denying any real-life romance between the two stars, who are known to their fans as the Song-Song couple. Even crew members of Descendants of the Sun believe the rumor is a sham.
During a guest appearance on the April 18 episode of KBS’ Got TV, director of photography Kim Si Hyun revealed that Song Joong-Ki calls Song Hye-Kyo “sunbae” (senior) or “noona” (big sister).
“The two of them are close friends, but they’re more like work colleagues than girlfriend and boyfriend,” said Kim, Soompi quotes. “Of course, they might do things that make it appear [that they are dating], but the staff all knew that it wasn’t true.”
While fans think Song Hye-Kyo and Song Joong-Ki are the perfect match, it appears that they are indeed not together and a marriage ceremony is most certainly not in order.
In the meantime, Descendants of the Sun completed its success 16-episode run on April 14 with top ratings. KBS will air three special episodes on April 20 to 22.