Earlier on December 26, Song Joong Ki went public with his relationship with a non-celebrity girlfriend.
Song Joong Ki's management agency HighZiumStudio stated, "We can confirm that Song Joong Ki is in a relationship with a non-celebrity. She is from Britain, and their mutual friend introduced them to one another. They've been together for about a year."
▶ [SBS Star] Song Joong Ki's Agency Confirms the Actor's 1-year Relationship with a Non-celebrity British Woman
While many fans tried to find out who his girlfriend is, they came across Song Joong Ki's acceptance speech from '2022 APAN Star Awards' which took place in September.
At that time, Song Joong Ki won the Grand Prize (Daesang) with his appearance in tvN's drama 'Vincenzo'.
When wrapping up his acceptance speech, Song Joong Ki said, "I would like to thank my father, mother, brother, sister-in-law and dear sister watching me from Daejeon (Song Joong Ki's hometown). And my dear Katy, Nala, Maya and Antes. And all my friends, who always treat me as if I'm their precious stone. I love you guys."
Fans believe that 'Katy' that Song Joong Ki was referring to there was Katy Louise Saunders, and 'Maya' and 'Antes' were her dogs.
Some years ago, Katy Louise Saunders once updated a photo of herself and two dogs with hashtags #maya and #antes on Facebook.
She is of English and Colombian descent, who moved to Rome, Italy, when she was a child.
It is said that Katy Louise Saunders is now retired from the acting industry.
(Credit= 'katylouisesaundersofficial' Facebook, 2022 APAN Star Awards, SBS Entertainment News/Baik Seung-chul)