This photo of father-to-be Song Joong Ki resurfaces after his announcement of remarriage and wife’s pregnancy
A photo of Song Joong Ki posted by a famous Chinese actress in the past draws attention after he made a surprising marriage and pregnancy announcement.
Song Joong Ki wrote on his official fancafe on January 30th, “I promised to share my future life with Katy Louise Saunders. A precious life has come to us. We’re on our way to register our marriage to make a new start in our life as a couple based on our deep trust and love.”
After the news broke, a past photo of Song Joong Ki holding a baby girl against the backdrop of an outdoor swimming pool immediately drew netizens’ attention.
The photo was shared by Chinese top actress Zhang Ziyi in 2016. The baby Song Joong Ki was holding is Zhang Ziyi’s daughter.
At the time, Zhang Ziyi added a caption to the photo, “Song Joong Ki is really warm and lovely. Shiyi (Zhang Ziyi’s daughter’s name), are you pretending to be calm on purpose?”
The post garnered much attention, gaining over 10,000 comments running within a day of upload. Song Joong Ki and Zhang Ziyi are known to have become friends while working together as models for a Chinese cosmetics brand.
Zhang Ziyi attended the wedding of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo held in Seoul in 2017 as a guest. She reportedly left China the day before to be present at the wedding.
She also left a post on Weibo shortly after the news of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s divorce in 2019, “I respect their choice and believe it is the best choice. I hope to see the most beautiful appearance of the two in the future.”
Meanwhile, Song Joong Ki confirmed his romantic relationship with British actress Katy Louise Saunders last month. The two met through an acquaintance’s introduction in 2021 and became lovers. About a month after the dating announcement, the news of their marriage and pregnancy was delivered. The two are reportedly planning a wedding.