私が人生のパートナーに求めるものランキングの最下位:経済力— 宇多田ヒカル (@utadahikaru) August 29, 2016
(Translation - The bottom of the list of things I look for in a life partner: Economic strength.)
This isn't the first time this rumor has been reported. Two months after the couple got married, Japanese media alleged that Utada's then-fiance was broke, unemployed, and living off of Utada's money. Although her husband was a bartender at a London hotel, he quit his this job before he married Utada. There were also rumors about him opening a Japanese restaurant in London.
[Utada on Sexism]Utada also noted the sexism in how the media and society views relationships with a wealthy individual.
経済力のある男性が優しくてかわいくて自分を一番に思ってくれる女性(経済力低め)を— 宇多田ヒカル (@utadahikaru) August 29, 2016
(Translation: When a wealthy man is with a cute girl who thinks highly of him, the world thinks nothing of it. Yet, when the genders are flipped, for some reason there’s an issue? Boys have it rough.)
Do you agree with Utada's observation of sexism in how her marraige has been covered?
Edit: Italics added to translation to emphasize sarcasm.
Sources 1 / 2 / 3 / 4