Management for singer Akanishi Jin (27) and actress Kuroki Meisa (23) announced this evening that the two tied the knot on February 2. The statement said that they registered their marriage together at a Tokyo municipal office. Japan Zone revealed back in January that the pair were a romantic item but this was later denied by their management. At the time it was said that the two, seen together at Tokyo Disney Sea resort on January 22 and other venues during the month, were hanging out together as part of a group of friends and were not romantically involved. Not a surprise, as Johnny’s Jimusho in particular are very protective of their stable of male stars.
In separate English language media reports, quoting “tabloid media,” it was claimed that Kuroki is two months pregnant. This might explain the erratic nature of the news releases but it doesn’t seem to have been mentioned in the mainstream Japanese media. Japan Today said that Sports Nippon reported that Kuroki will continue working after giving birth and getting married.
Akanishi is scheduled to release the album “Japonicana” in Japan and the U.S. on March 7, and back it up with a 5-city U.S. concert tour. He is also among the local cast in the Keanu Reeves Hollywood vehicle “47 Ronin,” due for release at the end of the year. Meanwhile Kuroki’s second album, the possibly appropriately titled “Unlocked,” is due out on Feb 15.
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