In June 2019, Korean actor Song Joong Ki announced his divorce from Korean actress Song Hye Kyo.

Descendants Of The Sun stars Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo file for divorce

Instagram post and public appearance

On July 14, 2019, Korean media outlets Nate and Naver reported that W Korea’s editor-in-chief Lee Hye Joo posted this photo of Song Hye Kyo on Instagram.

Along with the caption “My love”, Song can be seen smiling as she and Lee embrace.

The two media outlets also reported on Song’s recent attendance at a promotional event for luxury jewellery brand Chaumet in Monaco, where she modelled a necklace and earrings from its new collection:

Mixed reactions from Koreans

According to Allkpop, news of Song’s public appearances drew mixed reactions from Koreans.

Some felt that it was inappropriate for Song to be photographed smiling, or even be in the public eye so soon after the announcement of her divorce.

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However, there were also others who were quick to defend Song:

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Praised by international fans

Comments from international fans on Instagram, however, were mostly positive, with many commending Lee for her friendship with Song, as well as complimenting Song on her looks:

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It’s not easy being a public figure.

Top image via chaumetofficial and hyejoo_w on Instagram

About Melanie Lim

Melanie likes taking and editing photos for Instagram.





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