After dating less than half of a year, Ayumi Hamasaki, 32, decides to marry Austrian Manuel Schawarz, 30. She announced the news on Twitter: "Happy New Year. Starting this year, my husband will become my real husband."
The two met each other last August when the Japanese pop star went to Los Angeles for her new album "Love Songs." The Austrian actor played Hamasaki's groom in her MV for "Virgin Road," which is why she refers him as 'husband' in her announcement tweet. The couple rely on phone calls and twitter to maintain their relationship.
Hamasaki denies getting married for unexpected pregnancy and she will continue her music career after marriage.
Source: Japanese Media / By: KAY @ Kay's Entertainment