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Former adult video star Sola Aoi announces marriage to man who's 'not handsome or rich'

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

With the internet being the preferred distribution channel of adult video enthusiasts, the industry has become largely globalized. Still, few performers have achieved the sort of international success that Japan’s Sola Aoi has.

Actually, calling the former adult video actress “Japan’s” is a bit of a contentious claim, given that Aoi has spent considerable amounts of time living and working elsewhere in Asia, with China, Thailand, and Korea all having been graced by her presence at live events or in movies and TV series. But while the actress’ pornographic body of work was likely the point of entry for many members of the Sola Aoi fanbase, she’s moved away from outright porn over the last decade, to the point where the Japanese media now often describes her as a “sexy actress” rather than a flat-out “adult actress.”

And now Aoi is ready to transition into yet another new stage of her life, as she’s just announced her marriage. On January 2, Aoi posted on her blog that she and Japanese musician DJ Non have tied the knot, and shared a photo of herself wearing her wedding ring through her Instagram account.

In her blog posting, Aoi said “I’ve always wanted to get married. I love kids, and it’s always been my dream to start a lovely family…My [husband] is neither handsome nor rich, but he has removed all of my uneasiness about having been in adult films, as well as everything else.”

▼ Aoi and DJ Non

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Aoi, whose works predate the recent industry rule changes that allow adult film actresses to halt the sale of their movies after five years on the market, went on to talk more about her feelings regarding her former primary profession. “I don’t regret making adult films, but it’s also not like I don’t feel any embarrassment about how such work is viewed by society. To create a family, you have to accept everything about each other, your past and future, so I think my husband is really an awesome guy for accepting me.”

As alluded to in Sola’s comment about her husband’s finances, DJ Non isn’t a famous, household name in Japan, but it sounds like the two of them have very compatible personalities, which is something money can’t buy.

However, unlike many Japanese entertainers, especially those with a “sexy” image, it doesn’t sound like Aoi is going to be stepping away from the limelight now that she’s no longer single. “To all of my fans and associates,” she wraps up her blog post with “I am still the same Sola Aoi I have always been, and I look forward to your continuing support.”

Sources: Livedoor News/Sports Hochi via Jin, Sola Aoi official blog

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This isn't news.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Now this is good news.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Congratulations to the couple, and may you have a long, happy, and hopefully sexually satisfying relationship.

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A post- feminism success story! Ladies you indeed can have your cake and eat it too. Wishing them a happy marriage.

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Not handsome or rich. I wondered if it was me for a moment.

17 ( +17 / -0 )

Couple to get married shocker!

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 But while the actress’ pornographic body of work was likely the point of entry for many members of the Sola Aoi fanb base

had to chuckle at this gem.

But isn't it weird that she had to describe her husband as not handsome?! How about just saying he's a really sweet and nice guy. We all know what "sweet and nice" really means.

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Congratulations to the couple, and may you have a long, happy, and hopefully sexually satisfying relationship.

What a strange thing to say!

It is, nevertheless beaten by the headline:

Sola Aoi announces marriage to man who's 'not handsome or rich'

I'd say hubby has some legitimate beef with that remark - even if it is true. She could have least said that he was kind, or had a great sense of humour, or was hung like a baboon...

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Porn star is marrying a looser. Who would like to marry a woman who was or is having sex for money

JT, is there really no other more interesting news?

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Just watched one of her movies last night on one of my cable channels. Whether it's true or not, I would hate for my wife to intoduce me on social media as not handsome nor rich. Could be she is the one in need of having her uneasiness removed. Maybe he can return the favor by introducing her as a former porn star. As would often be the case however, no introduction would be necessary for most people. Good luck getting over all of that, though.

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@Mocheake "Whether it's true or not, I would hate for my wife to intoduce me on social media as not handsome nor rich."

Teaching adults in Japan in the past, I was immediately struck that it is the norm for married women to insult or downplay their husband. I cannot ever recall in my dim memory a woman complimenting her husband in public. Sad but true. Comments such as the husband "smells", "is bald", "is fat" are not uncommon.

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Reckless,

“Teaching adults in Japan in the past, I was immediately struck that it is the norm for married women to insult or downplay their husband.”

Did you not notice that the opposite was also common? As in men referring to their wives as “ugly”, “fat”, “stupid”, “a bad cook”, “a poor housekeeper”, etc. Fortunately this custom has become less acceptable/is dying out with the older generations.

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had to chuckle at this gem. 

But isn't it weird that she had to describe her husband as not handsome?! How about just saying he's a really sweet and nice guy. We all know what "sweet and nice" really means.

I was thinking the exact same thing. How do you go on record and say "my husband is not handsome?"

I just don't get that one, but if the woman is happy, hey, good for her.

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Luddite and Midnight Sun Tribe, yes, this is news. It's the entertainment section, which is usually used for celebrities' stuff and the like.

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She is addressing her female critics and showing humility, I guess, rather than bragging about wealth etc., as most TV ‘talents’ seem to do.

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@Educator60 "Did you not notice that the opposite was also common? As in men referring to their wives as “ugly”, “fat”, “stupid”, “a bad cook”, “a poor housekeeper”, etc. Fortunately this custom has become less acceptable/is dying out with the older generations."

Actually I do not recall such negative comments about wives at all, in fact, the opposite was true with men generally complimenting their wives. However, I would point out that my female adult students were mostly housewives taking classes during weekdays, and the male students were professionals or managers in large companies taking classes at nights or on weekends, and I assume they need to act with courtesy on the job which carried over. I am also married to a Japanese woman who is a housewife and I cannot recall in the last 10 years her making any positive comment about me.

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She is addressing her female critics and showing humility, I guess, rather than bragging about wealth etc., as most TV ‘talents’ seem to do.

Lawd knows, if the wife can't big me up in public, in private she's probably chasing me around with a rolling pin in her hands.

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They look chilled, enjoying a glass of vino together. Go for it, why not? She probably has plenty of cash stashed away, and if he is enjoying his life as a musician, more power to the two of them.

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Nice.  I bet hubby feels pretty good about the description.   Now in 5 years she can have all this removed from the Web and go anonymous.......   what chance??

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To create a family, you have to accept everything about each other, your past and future, so I think my husband is really an awesome guy for accepting me.”

He certainly sounds like a pretty easy-going & open-minded dude, good on him! Have to admit, as open-minded as (I think) I am, I wouldn't marry a porn/ex-porn actress though. Former AB Byron Kelleher used to date one and I thought it was a pretty cool thing to do but the whole marriage thing is a totally different story.

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shared a photo of herself wearing her wedding ring through her Instagram account

Looks more like an engagement ring.

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This is how most "famous" Japanese women describe their significant other when he's not from their world/industry. Utada gave a similar description to her "loser" husband. Though in this case, it's more comical when a women who's a professional pole polisher takes this type of tone about her husband. Sorry but the 5 year porn rule doesn't erase the number of banana creme pies she's willingly accepted.

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Aoi, whose works predate the recent industry rule changes that allow adult film actresses to halt the sale of their movies after five years on the market,

Get the facts straight, this is not a rule or a law, it is a guideline that no one has to follow if they don't want to...

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Peter K: "Porn star is marrying a looser."

Actually, the biggest "LOSERS" in the world are those whose native tongue is English but cannot tell the difference between "lose" and "looser". What do you think the guy's job is, releasing arrows?

In any case, best of luck. It must take quite a man, and a very patient and confident one, to be able to get over her former career and the sheer number of partners she's had, and things she's done. I do hope they are happy and stay that way.

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Educator60: "Did you not notice that the opposite was also common? As in men referring to their wives as “ugly”, “fat”, “stupid”, “a bad cook”, “a poor housekeeper”, etc."

To whom?? Maybe to male colleagues, but NEVER in public and/or social media, unless they are some rich old fart who abuses them physically as well as mentally. I realize that she introduced him this way to play up the part that he was normal and is not some wealthy, good looking guy as she probably could easily have had, and it's for love, but it's still not the most flattering thing that literally the world might see.

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I wish them success..... ^ ^

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She is so right about the handsome part.

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Reckless

I am also married to a Japanese woman who is a housewife and I cannot recall in the last 10 years her making any positive comment about me.

Do you mean to others, or to you directly???

I teach teenagers, many of whom have parents that make a LOT of money, and whenever I ask them what their parents do, they rarely seem to know.

In Aoi's case, this will be a blessing, until her son's friends start coming over to 'hang out' more often than usual once they hit about 13.....

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@Tamarama "Do you mean to others, or to you directly???"

To me directly... Anyways, not as bad as some of my friends whose wives make hostile comments calling them fat, bald, etc.

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Apparently some here have failed to notice that previously, and still to a certain extent, it was considered bad form to praise one’s partner or children in public. It’s a kind of bragging which is not looked on favorably.

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He is a real loser, to marry a woman for whom the magic number will be in high hundreds, if not thousands.

"Darling, I have to go, we'll shoot a scene with me and three guys". Ewww!!

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I think my husband is really an awesome guy

he has removed all of my uneasiness about having been in adult films, as well as everything else.

All these male posters getting their knickers in a twist over looks and finances! She isn't putting her man down at all, she isn't making hostile comments, she isn't insulting him or downplaying him. She's saying he's awesome, understanding, dependable. All traits likely to still be there when the looks and the money have gone.

Sounds like she's found a man she can be happy with, and one she appreciates for his true worth. Good luck to them, I say.

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I agree with Reckless in that I rarely hear women praising their husbands. My missus has get-togethers at our house and basically every conversation the women have involving their husbands is a negative one. It happens to the extent that it must be a cultural norm. This is from women sitting around on weekdays drinking tea with their friends while the men are at work.

I think it is also very common for Japanese women to criticise their husbands in front of their children. Men who have divorced Japanese women have some real horror stories about this one.

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The husband must be one of a kind to share her wife with million of individuals. Ouch!

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Who says you cant turn a pornstar into a house wife...

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I was not being factious, I really think this is good news.

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Got a few posters calling this guy a loser.

People with close-minded opinions like that are losers.

Fortunately I'm guessing this guy probably wouldn’t care about the losers calling him a loser.

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This story reminds me of my own youth. At one point I was engaged to a woman who had worked in the adult entertainment industry, in movies and as a dancer, to pay her way through grad school. She was a wonderful person, but we eventually broke up. She was a well respected Doctor, although few people knew how she had paid her tuition.

I think quite a few women pay their way through college by doing things that are generally frowned upon, such as working in the AV industry, or even working as prostitutes.

We have a Nisei relative who worked as a high priced call girl in New York for ten years, saved up her money, then moved to Germany and got married.

Different strokes for different folks, and so forth.

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Our society today is not ready to embrace children with ex JAV mothers. So I think it's okay for her to get married but maybe not to have kids.

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Our society today is not ready to embrace children with ex JAV mothers. So I think it's okay for her to get married but maybe not to have kids.

She has as much right to have children as anyone else. And if other people have a problem with that child, it's because they weren't raised well.

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I want handsome and rich.

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