Former AKB48 member, Sakiko Matsui , and former Sophie comedian, Kohei Ueda, officially announced their marriage on December 5. The couple shared the news on their respective social media accounts.
Matsui expressed gratitude to their supporters and revealed that they had been in a relationship with Ueda for some time. She highlighted Ueda's passion for life and work, describing him as a talented and dedicated individual who constantly inspires and uplifts her. Ueda echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing their mutual respect and the harmonious partnership they share.
The couple submitted their marriage registration on December 3, deciding to tie the knot this month. Matsui, a Tokyo Music University graduate with a talent for piano, gained attention for showcasing her skills on the television program "TEPPEN."
Meanwhile, the comedy duo "Sophie," formed in 2014, had reached the finals of the "King of Conte" competition in 2017 and 2019. However, they announced their dissolution last month. Ueda, branching out into solo activities, has expanded his repertoire to include acting in Fuji TV's drama "Paripi Komei."
Matsui and Ueda confirmed their relationship in January and shared details of how they met during a TV program where they bonded over a dinner gathering. The couple expressed their excitement about building a future together, supported by their unwavering trust and affection.
This union marks a new chapter for both individuals, adding a delightful melody to the rhythm of their lives.