After photos of Song Joong Ki and a mysterious woman at the airport surfaced, the actor’s agency released an official statement acknowledgin that he is dating 38-year-old British actress Katy Louise Saunders. It is said that they have already been dating for a year and that she may even be pregnant.
Known for portraying sexy characters, Katy’s filmography includes Los Borgia, Third Person, and Virgin Territory. After retiring from acting, Kate is now a private language tutor. It is said that she was Song Joong Ki’s Italian teacher while he was filming Vincenzo. At the time he had joked, “Every time I finish filming, my Italian teacher would come over and tell me to go practice; they were even scarier than the director!”
She was born in London, England but often travelled between England and Italy due to her father’s work. Her family relocated to Milan when she was 14yearsold, leading to her strong proficiency in languages. She graduated from Bocconi University, which also happens to be the same university that Song Joong Ki’s character Vincenzo graduated from.
Netizens dug up old clips and found that Song Joong Ki had never kept their relationship a secret. In September, during his acceptance speech at the APAN Star Awards, he thanked his family and added, “Also dear Katy, our Nalla, Maya, and Antes. Also my precious friends, I really love everyone.” Nalla is Song Joong Ki’s beloved dog, and Maya and Antes are Katy’s dogs. At that time no one knew about his relationship with Katy, so his speech flew under the radar.
After he publicly admitted to the relationship, many were curious what his ex-wife Song Hye Kyo’s reaction would be. She posted a photo of herself holding her dog at an art gallery and captioned it with “Thank you sister.” It seems that her mood is not affected by the news, and the ex-couple is finally moving to a new era.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.