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Aya Ueto, HIRO announce marriage

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Actress Aya Ueto, 27, and HIRO, the 43-year-old leader of the band Exile, registered their marriage on Friday, Ueto's birthday, their management agencies announced Saturday.

Ueto and HIRO, whose real name is Hiroyuki Igarashi, have been dating since last year. Tabloids first reported back in January that wedding plans were in the air but their management agencies denied it.

A spokesman for Ueto's agency said a date for a wedding ceremony and reception have not yet been finalized, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Speaking about his new wife who has been in show business for 15 years, HIRO said in a statement to media: "She dedicated her youth to her career and continues to work hard. I learn a lot from her. I respect her way of thinking and her way of life. I wanted, from the bottom of my heart, to make her happy."

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That's one lucky 43 year old......

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movieguy

Takes a lot of confidence to get married on your birthday especially if you're a celebrity.

Why?

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What does HIRO stand for - 'His Imperial Royal Ojisanness'?

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Soon they will announce their baby's pending birth in 6 months. You heard it here first folks.

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Good for Hiro ! He waited and landed his catch prize. Im sure he broke up with some previous woman and upgraded accordingly.

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Lucky A hole. But he looks old more than 43. He looks like 56 !!!!!

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I'd still take .Aya Sugimoto over this Aya any day

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I'm sure Aya and HIRO will have lovely kiDS.

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And the countdown starts...I give them two years, max...

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Wow... what a pretty lady.

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Takes a lot of confidence to get married on your birthday especially if you're a celebrity.

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Ojisan is lucky to have a georgeous woman like Aya!

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I hope they're happy and stay married. I love Aya

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I thought she could have done better than some aging rocker. But hey, good luck to them.

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I am a fan of Aya and Heart felt Congratulation to both of you!!

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Oh no!

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Congrats you guys. I bet you probably need the Tokyo Dome for a large wedding. I can imagine the size, with all the band members in the wedding party.

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Ikko - probably because the divorce rate is so high? I think the same when they get married on Xmas, V-day, NYs... I don't know why you'd want to double whammy the days like that.

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Wish them a happy marriage!

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I wonder if HIRO had seen Ueto when he was 30 and she was 14 and thought "I'm going to marry this chick when she's old enough."

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I wish them luck. They both seem like intelligent people who love each other - and not a dekichatta I believe! Rare!

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