Jul 01, 2017 | 15:55 PM EDT

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Plan to Marry in October

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo, stars of the 2016 hit drama "Descendants of the Sun," announced Wednesday they are getting married on the last day of October 2017.

The early morning announcement came as a surprise to many, as the two have flatly denied news reports that they were dating previously. However, now official statements have been released by the couple's companies. "Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo plan to marry on Oct. 31," said Blossom Entertainment and UAA, the companies representing the two stars.

"The situation demanded caution as marriage is a joining of not just two people but of two families," the companies said.

"First we would like to express out gratitude to the Korean and foreign fans who gave much love and interest towards the member s Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. We would also appreciate your understanding on the sudden announcement of this news. The marriage was made through their families meeting together. We had to be care until the fruit of the marriage, but now we can give our postiton. Thank you for understanding. We ask for your many blessings for the beautiful future of the two and they will share the news again separately.

Thank you"

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