Song Jong Kook Makes Apology to Wife, Kids, and Fans Amidst News of Divorce

Anna Park, Oct. 7, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

Amidst news of former national soccer player Song Jong Kook and his wife Park Ip Sun's filing for divorce, the ex-athlete made a statement apologizing to both his wife and kids on October 7th. He stated, "I feel apologetic towards the fans, and especially to my wife and kids for not being able to fulfill my responsibility as the head of the family."

Song Jong Kook shared, "Ji Ah's mom currently has child custody rights because I believe a child needs their mom while growing up. However, this doesn't mean that I won't do my part in childrearing as a father. With this context in mind, I handed over the home I used to live in with my children."

The former athlete furthered disclosed, "I went to the amusement park with my kids last weekend. I plan to continue to support and care for my kids regardless. I want to apologize again to the fans that have watched over and loved us."

It seems trouble was brewing in paradise for a while, with reports stating that the couple had been living separately for over two years now, only recently filing papers for an official divorce. The reason behind their divorce has not been clearly disclosed yet.

Song Jong Kook and his family have received a lot of love from the reality show 'Dad! Where Are We Going?'. In a personal interview, Park Ip Sun shared that the marriage went south after filming for the reality program concluded two years ago.

The couple asks for privacy during this trying time.

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