With the ink on her 2012 divorce to an Austrian actor still fresh, singer Ayumi Hamasaki is rumored to have taken up with another “white” lover.
The pair were spotted at a luxury resort in Bali, where they apparently shared the same hotel suite.
Ayumi seems to have been around for an eternity, though she is only a mere 34 years old. Last year she had a relationship with a dancer, but it was over before it even really registered.
She had a notorious short-lived marriage to Austrian actor Manuel Schwarz, which ended in late 2011/early 2012, ostensibly due to Ayumi wanting to spend more time in Japan following the Tohoku disaster. However, Leslie Kee also did a homo-erotic photo shoot with Schwarz, which may have made some sort of contribution.
Ayumi is currently on a big tour to celebrate fifteen years since her debut. As a break between concerts she spent five days at a luxury Bali hotel — but not alone. According to witnesses, she was with several friends but one foreign male was always by her side. He is meant to be an American friend from the music industry who she has worked with for years. However, he seems to have been promoted to something more now, since the unnamed man was apparently sharing her hotel room and then accompanied her back to Tokyo for the rest of the tour after the vacation was over.
Just weeks after her divorce possibly over her husband’s gay nude photo shoot, Ayumi Hamasaki is back with a new album out, something like her millionth release. And it deliberately seems to reveal a very sexy side to the doll-like princess.
Ayumi is no strange to tantalizing us, having previously done quite risque photos. But this new album cover flaunts her posterior like she’s got nothing to lose. Well, actually, she almost doesn’t. Her career is at a low and her love life is hardly a success.
So, she strips down and gets sticks her still-pert-after-all-these-years ass in the air and makes “PARTY QUEEN”. Hang on, what’s that title all about?! Hasn’t she had enough problems with “queens” already?!
Hamasaki’s sales have ailed in recent years and we speculated that perhaps she might retire and start a family.
The latest twist is that Ayumi and Manuel Schwarz are already divorced! Less than a year is not a great length for any marriage, to be sure, but Ayumi officially blames the March 11th earthquake, which forced her to stay in Japan and remain close to her beloved fans. Rather than move to America with hubby, where he lives and works, she could not leave, thus they grew apart emotionally as well as physically.
Okay, sounds plausible. But then emerges this raunchy photo book by photographer Leslie Kee! In it Manuel is depicted in highly homoerotic poses that seem very much to be appealing to the Shinjuku Ni-chome crowd.
Could this be the real reason for why Ayumi went for a quick divorce? Her husband wasn’t quite what she expected him to be…?
In a quick private Las Vegas ceremony at A Little White Chapel on January 1st, Ayumi Hamasaki married a foreigner.
That is to say she married Manuel Schwartz, an Austrian actor who has been living in Los Angeles. Yahoo Daily News also reports that the two met during the filming of Hamasaki’s new wedding anthem “Virgin Road”. Ironically enough, he plays her husband in the video. Here’s a short clip as AVEX has blocked the full video from appearing on Youtube.
This is quite big news in Japan as, generally speaking, Japanese celebrities almost never marry foreigners. We’ll have to see if Ayunuel nuptials will hold up or will go the way most Las Vegas weddings end up. Hung over and annulled. But if you’re not interested in love, just in seeing interracial couples go at it, I can highly suggest Interracial Japan. I myself make it a point to keep my interracial relationships off the site and in my bed. Happy hunting!
Well, a sign of a flagging career or just plain inevitability…Ayumi Hamasaki, the biggest pop star in Japan, has finally posed for some risque shots in a fashion magazine.
[Pic via Sanspo]
Though she’s hardly in the Yuuri Morishita league with these images, it’s still satisfying to see the 31-year old star finally showing some flesh.
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