12:23 pm - 01/18/2012
Ayu never technically married to Mannie
The marriage between Manuel Schwarz (31) and Hamasaki Ayumi (33) which took place last year in Nevada on New Year's Day has ended in divorce, fulfilling the predictions of many spectators into the relationship. It was recently discovered that Hamasaki never registered the marriage in Japan, and the singer has been listed as single according to the registry of the national government. The singer went to the Middle East on the 16th of this month and will be back to Japan later this month.
The divorce was applied for on January 16 and was granted acceptance the same day.
Despite having an official marriage in the US last year and receiving a marriage license from the state of Nevada, Hamasaki never submitted the marriage application in her home country of Japan. In response to this, a spokesperson for the scandalous singer said, "Nevada was where they were wed and where the ceremony took place so we went through with the procedures of the state." The lack of registration, however, essentially means that Hamasaki was officially single.
Translation - qummydino