Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Yamamoto Koji reveals how he got Horikita Maki to marry him

On August 24, Yamamoto Koji (38) gave an interview on Fuji TV's morning news program 'Tokudane!' detailing the 6-year journey from the time he met Horikita Maki (26) to their marriage on August 22.

They first met while filming for 2009 spring drama 'Atashinchi no Danshi' and he said he was taken in by her mental strength although she was only 20 or 21 years old at the time. He asked for her number and got it, but it was the number for her agency.

In 2010, they played husband and wife in 'Wagaya no Rekishi'. He was impressed with her strong skills as an actress and also charmed by how reserved she can be at times. On the last day of filming, he invited her out for drinks with everyone but she declined.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Horikita Maki's Fanclub to close down by the end of the year

Horikita Maki's agency, Sweet Power, is closing down her fanclub in December 2015. In its notice, the agency thanked fans for their support in the last 10 years the fanclub has been running. Applications for membership were still accepted until July 31 at 6pm. Sweet Power denies that the decision had anything to do with her marriage announcement to Yamamoto Koji and that the decision was made before her intention to marry.

Horikita Maki announces marriage to actor Yamamoto Koji

Horikita Maki (26) and actor Yamamoto Koji (38) are married. They submitted their marriage registration on August 22 at a ward office in Tokyo via a proxy. She is not expecting and will continue working. They first got acquainted 6 years ago while filming for Fuji TV drama 'Atashinchi no Danshi' but only grew closer when they played lovers in stage play 'Wuthering Heights' this year.

According to some sources, they began dating in June and started living together in early August. Below is a statement by Horikita Maki through her agency, Sweet Power, to the media.

This is a personal matter but I, Horikita Maki, married Yamamoto Koji-san on August 22.

Please forgive me for announcing this in written form in such a sudden manner.

I made acquaintance with Yamamoto-san 6 years ago through work but it was when we worked together in the stage play 'Wuthering Heights' that I was charmed by his character. We wish to live our lives together from now on and the next step is marriage.

We are still inexperienced but from now on, as always, we seek your guidance and encouragement.

22 August 2015
Horikita Maki
In the blog for paying members, she writes:

I didn't really have any intention to marry but being with him, 'marriage' came up naturally and I believe that it will bring me happiness. From now on, so as not to betray your expectations, I will continue to face work earnestly.