Anzen Chitai vocalist Koji Tamaki, 51, and “talent” Noriko Aota, 42, appeared together in front of the media on Sunday for the first time since it was discovered the two had become an item. Aota was accompanying Tamaki on his trip to Taiwan where Anzen Chitai will kick off their Asian tour.
Holding each other’s hands, the pair announced they were not legally married but said: “We’re living together and having sex.”
On the same day, Tamaki’s ex, actress Mari Ishihara, 46, posted on her blog a declaration that the two had separated.
A few days prior, Tamaki had said on a television program that, “Mari used to say that I would just sing for her. But there’s no way we could be together.”
Regarding the comment, Ishihara wrote, “I helped him with his mind, his heart, his life, his soul and his songs. In such a position, I don’t think I could say something like ‘He’s just singing for me.’”