Ayumi Hamasaki to Marry Austrian Actor Manuel Schwarz

January 1, 2011

JPop (Japanese Pop) diva Ayumi Hamasaki broke the news to her fans and the media today that she married Austrian born actor and model Manuel Schwarz who also confirmed it via his twitter account.

He played the role of her husband in the video for the song “Virgin Road” and they met on the set of that video.

ayumi hamasaki husband wedding

He has since appeared in other videos.

Manuel Schwarz currently resides in the Los Angeles, California.

Here’s a screen shot of the tweets.

The couple plans to marry formally sometime in January of 2011.

{ 8 comments }

1 Lorenzo January 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

He is Austrian not Australian.
オーストラリアンではなく、オーストリアンですよ。

2 jay@newzjapan January 2, 2011 at 3:08 am

Thank you Lorenzo. Correction made… no more posting on New Year’s for me! Though I have to say this one caught me off guard. A few of my friends think that because Ayu’s always been such a trend setter, this is going to set off an increase in international marriages. It remains to be seen, but could be an interesting demographic to watch.

3 Lorenzo January 3, 2011 at 12:37 am

It’s a good thing that we can hope less racism and discrimination.
Happy New Year!!

4 Noway January 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I hope this isn’t a trend. International marriages are unacceptable

5 Anna January 8, 2011 at 6:31 am

Congratulations!

I live in Vegas as well as in Tokyo…

Well… Vegas is a great place to be!!!

Lots of shows… great restaurants…

moreover… try local life!

6 jay@newzjapan January 9, 2011 at 9:01 am

Las Vegas is also famous for quick unplanned weddings as well… I wonder if this was a spur of the moment marriage…

I still haven’t gotten around to visiting Vegas, Anna, but I’ve heard nothing but good things.

7 Anna January 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Yes, you are right Jay. Getting married in Vegas (in Nevada) is not only fun, but do not require blood test like in CA prior to getting married. Furthermore, whatever happened in Vegas stays in Vegas… have you heard of this saying?

Vegas is a fun city, gambling is not the only amusement! There are fantastic shows, wild life, hiking, lakes, nature’s park and much more. The best part of all is 24/7… good and fresh foods… You are so close to Arizona (Grand Canyon), Utah… not far from New Mexico as well.

We have GREAT if not SUPERB restaurants! Many famous chefs are here… plus hotels on LV Blvd – full of state of art in decors!

Shopping!!! Shops from haute couture all the way to outlets! There’s so much to do in Vegas! It perhaps is one of a kind of City in the world. Nevada is pretty much pro-business… or shall I say, America’s capitalism.

8 Anna January 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Yes, you are right Jay. Getting married in Vegas (in Nevada) is not only fun, but do not require blood test like in CA prior to getting married. Furthermore, whatever happened in Vegas stays in Vegas… have you heard of this saying?

Vegas is a fun city, gambling is not the only amusement! There are fantastic shows, wild life, hiking, lakes, nature’s park and much more. The best part of all is 24/7… good and fresh foods… You are so close to Arizona (Grand Canyon), Utah… not far from New Mexico as well.

We have GREAT if not SUPERB restaurants! Many famous chefs are here… plus hotels on LV Blvd – full of state of art in decors!

Shopping!!! Shops from haute de couture all the way to outlets! There’s so much to do in Vegas! It perhaps is one of a kind of City in the world. Nevada is pretty much pro-business… or shall I say, America’s capitalism.