Song Joong-ki's new Itaewon house could be his home with Song Hye-kyo

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Following Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo's surprise wedding announcement Wednesday morning, attention is now turning toward a luxury house that Song Joong-ki bought in January, which may be the couple's new home.

In May, The Korea Herald had reported that Song Joong-ki, who starred alongside the other Song in the hit "Descendants of the Sun," bought a two-story house with a basement in January in Itaewon-dong, Seoul for 10 billion won ($8.9 million).

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The house has a total floor area of 371.7 square meters and sits on land measuring 602 square meters.

An official from Blossom Entertainment, Song Joong-ki's agency, had said he was not aware of the purchase.

Favourite on-screen moments of Descendants of the Sun stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye-Kyo

  • Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who repeatedly denied rumours that they were dating,
  • announced through a joint statement written by both of their management agencies that they are getting married.
  • Their statement said: "Because marriage is not so simple but rather involves both of the family, we were very careful with everything
  • - it is a very sensitive and significant moment in everyone's life and that is why we're giving out this statement now.
  • "We hope everyone understands.
  • We would like to ask for many blessings for the beautiful future of the two individuals, and the two actors will also share the news with their fans."
  • The star actors met as a fictional couple in the smash-hit TV series “Descendants of the Sun,”
  • with the groom-to-be playing a heartthrob military captain and his future bride taking on the role of a doctor and his love interest.
  • The two shared the grand prize at the KBS Drama Awards last year, as well as the award for best couple.

In light of the couple's wedding announcement Wednesday, speculation has risen that the actor may have bought the house as their marital home.

Song currently lives with his parents in Seocho-dong in southern Seoul.

The couple, who had repeatedly denied rumours that they were dating, announced early Wednesday morning in a joint statement released by their management agencies that they would tie the knot on Oct. 31.

The couple were spotted dining together in New York City in March, but both had denied they were in a relationship.

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