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3:07 pm - 06/18/2014

Utada got married y'all!!

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MANILA – As promised, Japanese Utada Hikaru shared some photos of her wedding to Italian bartender Francesco Calliano last May 23.

On her official website, Utada posted four photos from her wedding, which was held in Polignano a mare in southern Italy.

One photo shows the Japanese singer wearing a kimono as she posed beside Calliano and another with her father and manager, Utada Teruzane.

According to reports from various Japanese news websites and blogs, Utada was surrounded by seven to eight bodyguards who held paper umbrellas to protect her from paparazzi.

The couple’s guests were also prohibited from taking photos.

Utada, 31, is considered one of Japan’s most successful artists and has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

After releasing five Japanese studio albums, two compilation albums and three English albums, she went on hiatus in 2011.

In 2012, Utada contributed a song titled “Sakura Nagashi” as the ending theme for an Evangelion movie, but her management stressed that it did not represent a return to her musical career.

A year later, she hosted a monthly radio program titled “Kuma Power Hour.” It aired its last episode in March 2014.

Utada’s first husband was film director Kazuaki Kiriya. They tied the knot in 2002 and got divorced four and a half years later.

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tellmeimawreck 18th-Jun-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, she married the Joker D:
angelofdeath275 18th-Jun-2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
lol
scarletfbl 18th-Jun-2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
deeeeeeaaaaaad
itscomicrelief 18th-Jun-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Awwe, she looks beautiful. It's good to see her happy after so much sadness in her life
smnp after so much sadness in her life 18th-Jun-2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
do tell
i know some of her songs but nothing about her
peachie_ego Re: after so much sadness in her life 18th-Jun-2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Her mom died last august from an apparent suicide (some say it was accidental tho.)
itscomicrelief Re: after so much sadness in her life 18th-Jun-2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
Mostly it's her mom killing herself and the divorce I think are the sad parts.
fluffybb 18th-Jun-2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
right?...and maybe he make her laugh, i wish them all the best.
getnassty 19th-Jun-2014 01:02 am (UTC)
I agree. She really does look stunning. Hoping she finds some happiness and returns to making music.
dreamerbri 19th-Jun-2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
ia
yurasama_love 18th-Jun-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations to her!
taecish 18th-Jun-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
trying to 1 up ayu as usual i c, copying her by getting with a white guy

AYU DID IT 1ST!
hotfuzz85 18th-Jun-2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
Lol. Don't be a dick.

I do wish the guy wasn't as goofy looking.
kukamine 19th-Jun-2014 02:26 am (UTC)
lol ikr
he's not even cute
praying for her future offspring
futuretroll 19th-Jun-2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
OMG LOL. #90sJPopStanWars
futuretroll 19th-Jun-2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
or i suppose it was 00s
sandstorm 18th-Jun-2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
It looks like a lovely ceremony, good for her!
2wiceasnice 18th-Jun-2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
She looks so happy !

She was like my biggest obsession in my weaboo phase. I would force my dad to play her tape as he dropped and picked me up from school.
lettace 18th-Jun-2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
she's been through hard times in the past year, glad she's happy
alchimie_amour 18th-Jun-2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
aww good for her, i miss her music though
qohp 18th-Jun-2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
He looks a little like Jeff Goldblum.
robotpotatoes 18th-Jun-2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
as long as she's happy....i guess.

need K3 song now though.
totes_adorkable 18th-Jun-2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
If you mean kh3 we will probably see that in 2020
peachie_ego 18th-Jun-2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Sis...when Kh3 happens, you'll have great great great grandnieces/nephews.
wetnasty 18th-Jun-2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
LMAO NOPE YOU EVEN SHOWING YOUR FACE HERE AFTER SEEING THIS FOOL'S FACE

Edited at 2014-06-18 08:44 pm (UTC)
firefox1490 18th-Jun-2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Im so confused as to why she changed both outfits and hairstyles between these photos.
angelofdeath275 18th-Jun-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
yeah isnt that a lot of needless work?
akaich0u 18th-Jun-2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
Not really. It's quite common with Asian weddings.
asa_chan 18th-Jun-2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
Japanese women often change dresses when they marry, a white wedding gown, elaborate kimono and maybe some sort of reception dress
fauxparadiso 18th-Jun-2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
From what I've seen, a lot of multi-cultural weddings like to reflect traditions from both sides. My Korean friend had the Western style white dress wedding but then she also had the traditional hanbok dress for the reception.
manubibi 18th-Jun-2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
oooh, she married an italian guy!! Well, lots of happiness to them :)
sluga 18th-Jun-2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
He looks like a regular otaku.
Get the money boy
cuzilubb 18th-Jun-2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
congrats!
shining_starsxx 18th-Jun-2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for my Queen! Her music is everything to me. I was so sorry to hear about her mom :(
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