Song Joong Ki announced his marriage to Katy Louise Saunders earlier this week and they are expecting their first baby together. Since moving in together, they reportedly have a house where they will raise their child.
Song Joong Ki and Saunders’ relationship was first revealed in December 2022, as confirmed by Song Joong Ki’s agency, HighZium Studio. Since then, fans have started investigating the identity of the actor’s then-girlfriend as she was only introduced as British. Finally, the Reborn Rich star revealed that he is in a relationship with Saunders and they are in the process of starting a family of their own.
On the Pann Nate online community forum hosted by AllKpop was translated, netizens spoke about the new house that Song Hye Kyo’s ex-husband and his new wife would live in. It is said to be Apartment 106-7 at Eterno Cheongdam in Gangnam District, which the 37-year-old bought for KRW 15 billion or $12 million.
The couple is said to be moving in by December 2023. The two are said to be living in a KRW 20 billion private home in Itaewon, where Saunders’ parents live with her.
How can Song Joong Ki afford these houses? The netizens also discussed his salary, which is more than KRW 300 million per K-Drama episode and another KRW 1 billion for each CF endorsement, which allows him these big purchases. The house in question reportedly previously belonged to IU in 2021.
On Jan. 30, the Descendants of the Sun star officially announced that he is already married and expecting a child. So how did they meet?
Dispatch revealed they met in Italy while filming Vincenzo. She was reportedly his Italian teacher for the series, although this claim was later debunked as the Italian scenes in the series were created solely through visual effects due to the then looming COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans noted that Song Joong Ki and Saunders were dating after he thanked her and mentioned the actress’ two dogs, Maya and Antes, in his speech after winning the Grand Prix at the 2022 APAN Star Awards for his role in Vincenzo had won. They were also spotted together at a media conference in Singapore for his latest project Reborn Rich and returned to South Korea together. They also attended Im Sung Jae’s wedding in Seoul.
Saunders was born in England but grew up in Italy. She studied in Rome but received her degree in business administration from Milan’s Bocconi University.