Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 26, 2021 at 9:02 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Japanese model and actress Aya Asahina, 27, announces on Monday her marriage to Japanese dancer and actor Kenjiro Yamashita, 36, through their joint official public statement posted on her Instagram account.
On her post the two stated, (rough translation) "We, Kenjiro Yamashita (Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS) and Aya Asahina, have been dating for about two years now and are announcing our marriage held the other day. I am very sorry to announce it this way."... "We have a lot of similarities with each other, always have happy times together, and we are naturally attracted to each other. From now on, as a family, we would like to work together to make each other's lives more enjoyable and build a wonderful family.,".
Aya Asahina was born on October 6, 1993 in Hyogo, Japan. She is well-known for the roles of Kuina in the series "Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu)", Momoko Inoue in TV Asahi and ABC's "Runway 24", and Nagisa Kurihara in "We Are Rockets!", and in the 2020 movie "Grand Blue" as Nanaka Kotegawa. It was announced that she will make the first starring role in the movie "Red Shoes", which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2022.
Apart from being an actress she is also an exclusive model of the fashion magazine "Ray" and a commercial model.
On the other hand, his now-husband, Kenjiro Yamashita was born on May 24, 1985 in Kyoto, Japan. He is a Japanese dancer, actor and radio personality, and currently a performer of J-Pop dance and vocal group Sandaime J Soul Brothers. He was a former member of Gekidan Exile. Yamashita has received two Japan Record Awards and has appeared in a few TV dramas and films, and he held starring roles in the film "Our Blue Moment (Pan to Bus to Nidome no Hatsukoi)" and dramas "Fukuyadou Honpo - KYOTO LOVE STORY -", "Love or Not", "Manga Mitai ni Ikanai, Game Mitai ni Ikanai".