It's been reported that actor Matsuda Shota (32) and model Akimoto Kozue (30) have gotten married.
The two met through a mutual acquaintance and started dating in 2014. Matsuda is the son of actor Matsuda Yusaku and Akimoto is the daughter of former yokozuna Chiyonofuji Mitsugu making them a "second generation couple."
This marked Akimoto’s first public appearance after announcing her graduation on April 7th. She talked about her goals saying, “First of all, as an actress from AKB48, I feel like I can contribute to AKB48. They say to pile up experience and see hardships, but I want to challenge various fields while utilizing the experiences I have gained through AKB48.”