SINGAPORE – Popular Japanese actress Yui Aragaki and Japanese actor-singer Gen Hoshino announced their wedding on Wednesday (May 19th).
In a joint statement sent to Japanese media, the couple said, “From now on, we hope to support each other and build a fulfilling life together.”
The A-list couple helmed the drama We Got Married Like A Job (2016), which also filmed a New Years special that aired earlier this year (2021). They played a couple in the hit series, which was popular in the area.
Hoshino, a multi-hyphenator known for his acting, singing and writing, said in a letter posted to social media: âThe last time I made such a public announcement, it was is when I had to suspend my entertainment activities due to my poor health. to be able to share such happy news to those who worried about me at the time, and to those who have supported me to this day – I am filled with gratitude. “
One of the most popular J-pop singers, the 40-year-old temporarily put his career on hold in 2012 due to brain bleeding. He is known for songs such as Koi, the theme song for We Got Married As A Job, which went viral in Japan when it was released.
Aragaki, 32, rose to prominence in the tragic love film Koizora (2007) and has since become one of Japan’s most beloved actresses, starring in shows such as Legal High (2012-2013). She even earned the nickname “The Nation’s Wife” among fans in China.
She said in an ad on her official fan club page: âI’ve been in this industry since I was a teenager thanks to the support of so many people. Filming on set is an exciting life filled with trial and error and so I ‘I have always hoped for a quiet privacy. The day has yet come for me to announce something in my personal life. “
Aragaki has left his management agency LesPros Entertainment and will continue his entertainment business in his own capacity.
The news came as a surprise to the Japanese entertainment industry, as the A-list couple have largely kept their relationship a secret. Aragaki, in particular, is known to keep tabs on her privacy.
According to representatives for Aragaki, the two reconnected and started dating in earnest after filming the We Got Married As A Job New Years special.