South Korean star Song Joong Ki presented the Grand Prize award at the 2017 KBS Drama Awards on Dec 31, and shared more about life as a husband, after marrying actress Song Hye Kyo two months ago.
Joong Ki had received the same award last year for his role in the hit television series, Descendants of the Sun, and reminisced back to times when he first received the script three years ago.
He expressed how nervous and excited he felt while reading it and thanked the show for boosting his career, as well as for bringing him and Hye Kyo together as co-stars.
“2017 is a year I will never forget, and I will always be grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way,” he shared.
As Hye Kyo could not attend the event due to a clash in her schedule, Joong Ki did not forget or leave her out as he said that “it would have been more meaningful if the two of us could present the award together.”
The 32-year-old actor also gave the crowd a laugh when the host pointed out that a KBS drama had brought the two of them together, prompting him to reply “Thank you, KBS,” in English.
The pair first announced their engagement in July, and subsequently got married on Oct 31 in a private ceremony.