Taiwan supermodel Lin Chi-ling marries Japanese pop band Exile member Akira

TAIPEI – Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) and Japanese pop band Exile member Akira announced on social media they had gotten married Thursday, June 6.

Akira, whose real name is Ryohei Kurosawa, is a singer, actor and dancer.

On his Facebook page, Akira, 37, said he met Lin when they acted in a stage show eight years ago. Since then, they had remained friends, but they started a relationship late last year, the singer said.

The announcement surprised the Taiwanese entertainment world, as Lin, 44, had long been romantically linked by the media with a variety of popular stars and businessmen.

Lin is one of Taiwan’s most high-profile women. Apart from working as a model for international brands such as Longines watches, she has also presented major awards shows, sang, and acted in movies.

Lin said she would continue to work after her wedding and hoped a new life will enter this family.

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