Ayumi Hamasaki's engagement to grad student merely a publicity stunt?

18 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

J-pop star Ayumi Hamasaki's whirlwind engagement announcement has some people wondering if it is a promotional stunt.

According to an article in The Straits Times, the 35-year-old singer announced on her TeamAyu fan club website last Friday: "I got engaged on Dec 12 Los Angeles time."

"He is just an ordinary graduate school medical student. Please watch over us."

It was reported that the pop star has a new single out on Dec 25 and tickets for her countdown concert started selling last Saturday.

Citing news sources, Apple Daily Taiwan said her fiance, who is not identified, is from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is 10 years her junior.

It said they met in January and romance bloomed in the spring.

She did not mention a wedding date but Apple Daily said she entered the United States recently with a foreign-citizen fiancee visa which stipulates that she must marry her American fiance within 90 days of arrival.

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