Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nakao Akiyoshi & Naka Riisa to get married; expecting first child in autumn

Nakao Akiyoshi and Naka Riisa announced their impending marriage through a fax statement by Nakao's agency on 21 March. The date of their marriage registration has yet to be decided. On the other hand, it was also made known that Naka is currently three months' pregnant and will be giving birth in autumn this year.

The fax statement mentioned that the couple first met in the 2009 movie "Toki wo kakeru shoujo" and worked together again in the NHK drama "Tsurugame Jousanin". They started dating after the drama wrapped up filming last October. In the statement, they said that although they first met four years ago, they had been good friends before they began dating. The couple said that they believe that they would be able to build a happy family with each other and thus decided to get married. They are not living together at the moment and plans for the wedding are still undecided.

Source: Yomiuri Hochi, Oricon

This comes as a total shocker, really. Although Nakao and Naka were reported to have had an overnight date in November last year, it came as a surprise to see them get married and with a baby on the way. When the news came out last year, they denied being an item but it seems like they were already dating back then. Although the dekichatta-kon is pretty unexpected, this is still good news after all so congratulations to the couple!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really normal, happy couple - though there's a baby, I wouldn't coin it shotgun :) Indeed very surprising but definitely, congrats to them!

Chiaki said...

Compared to Sakai Masato and Kanno Miho, it does seem like there's a fair bit of teasing about Nakao and Naka's marriage being somewhat "shotgun" although I don't think they will admit it to be the primary reason for getting married at this time. Even Nakao's ex-girlfriend talked about it as "shotgun" on her Twitter.

Honestly, there's no hurry for them to get married at such a young age if there is no baby. However, it's natural to think of it this way: without the baby, there will be no urgency for them to get married and the agencies would have no reason to let them do so. There were some rumours previously on how Naka's agency had resorted to piling her with work so that she could not meet her last boyfriend Asano Tadanobu frequently. However, as seen from her London trip last year, it's a matter of whether she wanted to do it and objection probably didn't matter to her all.

Whatever it is, as long as they are happy, that's what matters most. ^__^