Yumi Yoshimura, 34, of J-pop duo PUFFY, announced on her blog last weekend that she had gotten married to a 29-year-old businessman, and registered the marriage on New Year's Eve.
Word on the street is the pair have been friends for seven years, and started seeing each other as boyfriend and girlfriend in September last year, straight after Yoshimura moved out of the Tokyo home she was living in with actor Nao Omori, 37. Yoshimura and Omori were reportedly close to marrying and had made a wedding reservation at a Tokyo shrine, but it was not to be.
Yoshimura wrote that she was not pregnant and that as they were both busy with work, there were no plans for a wedding ceremony or a honeymoon.
Yoshimura was married to singer Takanori Nishikawa, 39, for a little over three years until their divorce in July 2002.© Japan Today