In June 2019, Korean actor Song Joong Ki announced his divorce from Korean actress Song Hye Kyo.
Instagram post and public appearance
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:
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At the gala dinner at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco, following the inauguration of our Chaumet in Majesty exhibition. In the spirit of grace and character, @kyo1122 wears matching Passages necklace and earrings from our new High Jewellery collection Les Ciels de Chaumet. #ChaumetMonaco #CelebritiesinChaumet #LesCielsdeChaumet #HighJewellery #HauteJoaillerie #SongHyeKyo
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.
However, there were also others who were quick to defend Song:
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:
It's not easy being a public figure.
Top image via chaumetofficial and hyejoo_w on Instagram