According to insiders, the couple first met 15 years ago when CHINO was the choreographer and back dancer for MAX and soon started dating. It was only until 2 years ago that the couple began to think about marriage. During MAX's concert on 7 May, she had mentioned to the fans that she will be aiming to get married within the year.
MAX started as a four-member dance group in 1995. At present, only three members i.e. NANA, MINA and LINA are still active as REINA is still on parenting leave. MINA got married in 2002 so this leaves LINA as the only single member in the group.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo