J-pop Diva Ayumi Hamasaki to Divorce Austrian Hubby

Pop star cites post-earthquake blues as cause

Above: Ayu & Manuel must now face a fork in the road. Ouch.


We thought it would be a love to last an eternity, but it barely lasted a year. J-pop superstar Ayumi Hamasaki has announced that she will be ditching Manuel Schwarz, her hunky husband, on her "Team Ayu" fan club website.


Hamasaki's explanation reads:


I am reporting that I will be filing for divorce on Monday in America...The reason lies within myself. At the time of our marriage, we decided to live in America, however, because of the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred two months later, a strong feeling sprouted within me that I didn’t want to be apart from Japan. I wasn’t able to imagine a life in America, and as a result, I left my husband by himself for a long period of time.


(We sorta hope she told him first before posting; this is way worse than breaking up over the phone or via text...)


The superstar couple met in 2010 when Schwarz, an Austrian native and male actor/model, appeared in Ayumi’s music video for her song "Virgin Road" (the live versions of which were oftern performed in a wedding dress. The irony here is pretty thick, folks). A swift courtship was followed by a wedding on Jan 1, 2011, but alas, this high profile international romance appears to have run out of steam. 


The good old days, i.e. a couple of months ago! 

I guess this means both a pop star and a male model will soon be back on the market. Any takers?


Source: Tokyo Hive

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