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Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo Divorce: How Did The Split Affect The Lives Of The ‘DOTS’ Stars?

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Rumors are rife that Song Joong Ki's endorsements have lessen after he announced his plans to divorce Song Hye Kyo. Photo by Descendants of the Sun Facebook Page

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo broke the hearts of many when the actor announced his plans to divorce. Initially, the 37-year-old South Korean actress did not know about Joong Ki’s decision since she was working abroad at the time. The report shocked fans and many followers the Song-Song tandem lambasted the actor’s move.

After Song Hye Kyo revealed that she was unaware about Song Joong Ki’s filing for divorce, reports about advertisers not wanting the actor anymore broke online. It was claimed that Joong Ki’s endorsements and gigs dropped significantly following the split announcement. Aside from that, the ratings of his current series titled Arthdal Chronicles, reportedly, suffered more than ever.

There were also rumors saying that production companies considered including a “divorce clause” on its future contracts to make sure that the show or movie would not be affected even if the stars are going through a hard time in their marriage. The stars, who would make a controversy due to a split or divorce during the making or airing of the television series or film, would be penalized.

While Song Joong Ki is said to be suffering from the adverse effects of his divorce, Song Hye Kyo remains a top endorser in South Korea. As a matter of fact, the actress was sighted having fun in Europe last month. In an event for a top-notch jewelry brand, Hye Kyo was snapped alongside Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova.

While her fans are happy to see her enjoy even after her recent split, some netizen felt “uncomfortable” knowing how she lives her life right now. “She doesn’t look distressed to me,” one netizen said about Song Hye Kyo. “Divorce isn’t a crime but how can you smile and try to look pretty as if nothing happened?” another critic stated after seeing the recent photos of Song Joong Ki’s ex-ladylove at the Chaumet jewellery exhibition.

Up until now, neither of the two Hallyu superstars has commented about their divorce. While Hye Kyo decided to stay away from the limelight to focus on herself, Joong Ki is said to be working on his new film called Victory. Stay tuned to News Everyday for the latest news and updates about Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo!

Aina is a writer by hobby and by profession. A graduate of Communication Arts, she creates mostly lifestyle, entertainment, opinion, and corporate pieces. She loves poetry, old music, and anything matcha. She takes a timeout from work by watching classic sitcoms and gangster movies, going to the beach, shopping, and just trying new things.

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