Everyone's beloved 'Running Man' member Song Ji-hyo is having a great time with her co-cast members as the SBS variety show would not be ending in February 2017. Now, the 35-year old actress has also revealed her thoughts on marriage, cheating and divorce.
In a recent interview with Elle magazine Korea, as reported by website Koreaboo, Song Ji-hyo opened up a bit more on her personal life. Regarding the issue of cheating and infidelity, Ji-hyo said she might forgive her partner once but not a second time.
"I think I could let it slide once, thinking it's a mistake, but I would never forgive him for meeting up with the same woman twice. If I ever got suspicious but didn't have any evidence against him, I wouldn't stalk him or try to find evidence. I would just ask him" the actress said.
Any talk of infidelity inevitably leads to the question of divorce. As it turns out, Song Ji-hyo is against the breaking of families. "I am against divorce. I think it's something that should be left as the absolute last resort after attempting to work things out over and over again. Family is about more than just one man and a woman. It consists of countless promises. I think the breaking of a marriage deserves more than just a few discussions," Ji-hyo said.
She's right, obviously. Divorce should be the last option as a broken family ruins lives, not just for the couple involved, but especially if they had children. These children grow-up with the trauma of seeing their parents separate and may grow up to be mistrustful of relationships in the future. Keeping a family together for a woman means having a man who is understanding and empathetic. So, is Song Ji-hyo looking out for her future partner? Well, not really.
She stated: "I have probably only lived half my life, but even if I spend the other half looking for the right person, there's no guarantee I will find the right person. If I meet someone that I think is my partner, I'll get married but even if I don't, I'm leading a fun life so I don't feel any worse for not having a husband."
It's clear she does not mind staying single. However, she had dated Baek Chang Ju, the CEO of her agency C-JeS Entertainment and has been linked to both Gary Kang and Kim Jong-kook of 'Running Man.'
Song Ji-hyo has proven through her work and her never-give-up spirit that she prefers an independent life. If she does end up finding someone in the future, whether it is Gary kang or someone else, he'll be a lucky man to have found such a strong, sensitive and wonderful woman as his wife. She showed how tough she was when after being wrongfully dumped by 'Running Man' and then brought back to the variety show, she refused to accept the remainder of her salary and instead with Kim Jong-kook, decided to donate it to charities.
She has been known to be an empathetic and generous person to her co-stars who are all very protective of her on the show. Following the controversy on 'Running Man' she signed a new show of her own called 'Song Ji Hyo's Beauty View,' the first episode of which aired on January 19 on JTBC2. She will be the host of the beauty show along with actor Gong Myung.