Ninomiya Kazunari is the first person in Arashi to announce his marriage (let’s not bring up MJ and Inoue rumours) to fan club members. On 11/11/2019, the 36-year-old married an ex-announcer Ito Ayako who is 38. This announcement on the heels of their SNS debut has some fans reeling, but most are being very supportive, after all, most of us just wish for his happiness.
Nino is known as the actor of Arashi, his stalkers guide is here, and his MDL page is here. One of his proudest accomplishments is his academy award for Letters from Iwo Jima.
The official announcement from Ninomiya Kazunari:
“Dear FC members,
I’m truly thankful for all the support you’ve given me all this while.
Today, I, Ninomiya Kazunari, have an announcement to make.
I have the honour of getting married.
I debuted in 1999, and thanks to everyone’s support,
I was able to be in this industry for 20 years.
Thank you all so much.
I’ve spent more than half my life as Arashi, but as a man, I’ve determined to make this announcement.
I think many people would be surprised at my sudden announcement,
but as usual, I, Ninomiya Kazunari, will continue to do my best from today onwards and after 2020 as well, so that you would be able to say that it was great that I made this choice.
It would give me great joy if you supported me in the years to come.”
Full translation: https://twitter.com/transitions0101/status/1194242559716933632
Kazunari Ninomiya, a member of the all-male idol group Arashi, married a former announcer, his office said Tuesday.
The 36-year-old singer and actor married a 38-year-old woman, Johnny & Associates Inc. said, although it declined to disclose her name. Ninomiya is the first of the five-member group to tie the knot.
“I got married to a woman who I have been seeing”, he said in a release. – https://english.kyodonews.net/
@38jiejie reports that Ayako Ito is the name of that announcer and that they have been dating for 5 years.
@Asianjunkie thinks she may even be pregnant due to the “Take responsibility as a man” line.
My thought is that I wish him all the happiness in the world. He has given us 20 years of his on-screen and on stage presence and plans to keep doing so after marriage. I will support him until the day he retires. May he and his new partner in life face the world together with their new bond and the next chapter of their lives.