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More Divorces…

18 Apr

Former DA PUMP member YUKINARI (31) is now officially divorced. He and former talento/pro wrestler Natsu Nishida (27) have been in divorce arbitration since 2007.

YUKINARI married Nishida in February 2004, and they gave birth to a daughter that October. However, in December 2007, Nishida revealed that they were living separately and in the process of getting a divorce, apparently due to incidents of domestic violence by YUKINARI.

According to Nishida’s agency, the divorce became official on April 16. YUKINARI will pay Nishida 2 million yen in consolation money, though he reportedly will have custody of their daughter.

YUKINARI left DA PUMP in December 2008, and since then he has started a new project with former groupmate KEN, who left DA PUMP in December 2009. Nishida, on the other hand, has been retired from show business since around the start of her marriage, but she signed with a new agency this month and appears to be preparing for a comeback as an actress.

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Noriko Kato Gets Divorced…

18 Apr

Talento Noriko Kato (37) got divorced on Thursday, ending a four-year marriage with creative director Yoshio Wakatsuki (47).

Kato revealed that she and her husband had differences that couldn’t be resolved. The root of the problem appears to have been that Kato wanted to have children, while Wakatsuki still placed work as his top priority.

The couple first met in 2000, but it wasn’t until they met again five years later that they started a relationship. They married on New Year’s Day of 2006, after about half a year of dating.

Source:  http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-6018