Song Joong-ki is officially off the market (again)!
On December 26, 2022, the K-Entertainment fandom world stopped after South Korean actor Song Joong-ki’s agency HighZium Studio confirmed that the Hallyu star was in a relationship.
This was in response to the earlier reports stating that Song Joong-ki was dating a British woman. “Actor Song Joong-ki is currently seeing a woman with positive feelings. We hope that you will look warmly upon their relationship.”
The agency later added, “We ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that we cannot confirm any information aside from the fact that they are dating, and we would be grateful if you refrained from publishing any speculative or unconfirmed reports.”
News Naver later publicized that Song Joong-ki’s current girlfriend is Katy Louise Saunders. After much digging, fans were also able to find out that Saunders was Song Joong-ki’s Italian tutor, who had taught him Italian for his role as a Mafia consigliere in “Vincenzo”.
Saunders was also found out by fans to be a British actress currently based in Italy. Born to a British father and Colombian mother, Saunders was born in London on July 21, 1984. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Katy Louise Saunders made her film debut in 2002, portraying the younger version of Laura Morante’s character in the Italian romance-drama film, “Un viaggio chiamato amore (A Journey Called Love)”. She later on appeared in several other films and projects (mostly Italian), with her most famous role being Gina from the 2013 film, “Third Person”, which stars Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and Olivia Wilde.
Song Joong-ki’s recent appearance and Daesang acceptance speech at the APAN Star Awards last October also made eyes go wide as fans only realized now that he had referred to his girlfriend, Katy Saunders, after thanking the “Vincenzo” team.
“My dear Katy, Nala, Maya, and Antes, I want to tell you that I sincerely love you my friends, you have been so precious to me.” Nala is the name of Song Joong-ki’s pet dog, while Maya and Antes are Katy’s dogs.
It had also been found out that Song Joong-ki and Katy Saunders have attended weddings and personal affairs together, and Saunders accompanying the Hallyu star in his own acting gigs.
Fans around the world all had a variety of reactions, mostly sending their congratulations to the couple and to Song Joong-ki.
“to my beloved katy, nalla, maya and antes, even these precious friends, i really love you all so much.”
he really mentioned her ❤️
— n | (@taekai_nana) December 27, 2022
Bring a girlfriend literally on public like this knowing she’s non celebrity omg song joongki is the walking green flags, it means he’s proud of his relationship 😭🤍🤍🤍🤍 pic.twitter.com/O0jZYaXAI2
— xochaxo (@sheildynn) December 26, 2022
song joongki confirming his relationship before dispatch could use it for their new year reveal lmao
— ᓚᘏᗢ (@requlus) December 26, 2022
#SongJoongKi is confirmed to be dating his non-celebrity British girlfriend. They are in a long term relationship
“Actor Song Joong Ki is currently seeing a woman with positive feelings, we hope that you will look warmly upon their relationship.” pic.twitter.com/BOjjnGmdWF
— daisy han 🍀 (@kdramadaisy) December 26, 2022
song joongki just confirmed his relationship with the british woman walking by his side omg pic.twitter.com/ub0Mcy2SxL
— helena was born pink (@131lyricalbin) December 26, 2022
Now that Song Joong Ki is happy and open with his new relationship, I really hope more idols, k-actors will follow suit. Being in a relationship is normal so why is it a taboo in SK?! Hhaayyy, I'd be happy to see my faves happy. It's just a matter of time…
— 크리스⁷ ✘𖧷 Veautiful TaeShua Day (@TNe95) December 27, 2022
Korean news reported that he dated her openly, introduced her as his gf to close friends, staff etc. this pic is proof. #SongJoongKi is so cool, totally bf material. Their relationship look stable. They look cute and happy together, I’m so happy for him 💗💗💗 https://t.co/7s9CUXQxvd
— Carismatico Joongki (@SJKisluv) December 26, 2022
Congratulations to the couple!
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