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Aya Ueto, EXILE leader Hiro try to dodge press

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Hiro, the 41-year-old leader of rock band EXILE, and actress Aya Ueto, 25 were photographed by Friday magazine entering his apartment together recently. The magazine speculated that Ueto might have moved in with Hiro, but she has denied it. However, Hiro has made no denials, instead saying that he will make a comment when he is ready.

The couple first met while Ueto was taking dance lessons around the time she broke into the mainstream in 1997. They have been dating under the press radar since before Hiro was designated EXILE’s new lead, and apparently became seriously involved last summer, according to the tabloids.

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I'm all for people being able to lead their private lives in peace, and for all we know this is just two nice people who have found their soul mate, etc.,etc. But they have to know the tabloids are going to eat this up. The age difference, when they met, the difference between their relative positions in the entertainment biz (she being much higher up obviously), her image and her looks, all that stuff. They better get used to it.

And how exactly can a dancer who doesn't sing become the "leader" of a group? Did that "designation" have anything to do with not being able to keep a lid on news of the relationship? An attempt to boost his image no doubt.

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I think she can find someone much younger, better looking and richer.

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GJDAILLUELT - Hiro is the founder of Exile therefore the leader. He is also the CEO of the whole Exile Money Machine :)

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JT - In the name of all that is holy, please never refer to EXILE as a "rock band" again.

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Hell... don't refer to them as a "rock" anything.

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Aya Ueto, 25... The couple first met while Ueto was taking dance lessons around the time she broke into the mainstream in 1997.

So the couple met when she was 14?

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Aya Ueto, 25... The couple first met while Ueto was taking dance lessons around the time she broke into the mainstream in 1997.

I think she was closer to 11. The perv probably had her in the back of his mind even way back then.

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I thought exile had a no dating policy :|

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Hiro is the founder of Exile therefore the leader. He is also the CEO of the whole Exile Money Machine :)

Yes, I learned that earlier today. Not quite sure though why he was designated leader of the group if he was the leader in the first place.

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@tigerguy

Maybe someone like yourself. Leave them alone, he is very successful and very financially well off.

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GJDAILLEULT - I know, it's stupid!

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AAAaaaahhhhh....it's amazing how money & fame can buy LOVE!!! I'm sure at 14, she was probably brainwashed since!

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Aya Ueto dated Go Morita until recently. They broke up and the rumours started about these too. I don't see a problem. They are both adults. Good luck to them xx

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around the time she broke into the mainstream in 1997

Uh, she didn't "break into the mainstream" until 1999, when she started her life as a geinojin.

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So they first met in 1997, when she was 12 and he was 28, haha. Go trophy wife!

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I really can`t understand why Aya is with an old and not so good looking guy like Hiro. I really think she can to 1 million percent better that that. She has all of the qualities of a professional star along with the character of a decent good hearted person while he is like a corrupted over grown child. I hope that one day Aya will come to her senses and try to find someone that will be good for her and not bad.

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I thought exile had a no dating policy :|

Dating is okay as long as they have a no procreating policy.

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I have to ask... "he is like a corrupted over grown child."

Corrupted?

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life over there must be very slow

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