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2:29 pm - 02/11/2014

Utada and Fiance Release Statements to Italian Press and Fans

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Due to the unexpected intensity of media attention in Italy regarding our upcoming marriage, please allow my fiancé and I to express some of our feelings in our own words.


A message to my fans in Italy, and members of the Italian press (and other curious people)

I never thought that the news of my marriage with an Italian guy "normale" would be met with so much excitement in Italy.

To me, my fiance is just "my man" and for him I am just "his woman."  Many journalists have been asking how we met.  The truth is quite boring---we met through a mutual friend.  He is younger than me but in some ways more mature.  I was drawn to his courage and his values regarding family, friends, work, life, love---and when I met his family, I saw where it all comes from.

I am touched and excited by the warm reception of so many people in Italy… but I must implore you to respect the privacy of my fiance and his family.  Being the target of public attention can be very stressful and scary, and it would sadden me greatly to see my new family under duress or in danger because of me.

I heard rumors about some fans possibly organizing a bus tour to the location of our wedding.  I have always been grateful for the support of my fans who remain loyal to me, and it is truly amazing to feel the excitement you share with me, and so it pains me to have to say this, but please understand that a wedding is not a show.  I hope we can meet one day under more appropriate circumstances.

We would like to share our wedding photos with you all.  I hope this will help to alleviate any potential chaos on the day of the wedding.

Thank you.

Hikaru Utada

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Hello Everybody!

As you probably already know, I am Hikaru’s fiancé and I work as a bartender in a London hotel.

It’s a decent job that gives me a decent life, just like anybody else. I come from a modest family background: honest folk, loved and respected by the people in my home town and who taught me what honesty, love, sacrifice and work all mean. They never let me want for anything and above all, showed me how to face life with optimism and courage.

I guess it must seem strange to think that a suburban guy like me, doing a normal job, gets together with a superstar like Hikaru. Indeed, when it all started, even I found it difficult to believe.

Well our roads crossed and as time went by we got to know each other and found that we had loads of things in common, among which, and most relevant, our deep and reciprocal love.
To be honest, when I left my beloved home town in Puglia in an attempt to create a future in London, I never imagined that I would be where I am today, but if the Lord has made this decision, so be it. I trust in Him.

I introduce myself to you, fans and press, with these few words, and especially to all Italians, the people I am so proud of, and I ask you all to offer support and respect to the lady who is to be my future wife, also to Mr. Teruzane who will become my second dad and, last but not least, to my family.

Thank you all for your understanding.

With my very best wishes

Francesco.

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katzsong 12th-Feb-2014 04:53 am (UTC)
Ah, so you're the one who's beaten me to it. Mine was titled "QueenTada and her future king addressess the people" :P
That aside, I wish them both real happiness and the much needed privacy :)
chesutoberry 12th-Feb-2014 06:08 am (UTC)
^ SOMEONE CHANGE THE TITLE!
kai_minami 12th-Feb-2014 06:41 am (UTC)
They sound really sincere and happy, I hope they stay together for a long time
sawsan88 12th-Feb-2014 07:25 am (UTC)
With them nothing but happiness<3

:)
slowtech 12th-Feb-2014 08:08 am (UTC)
happy for her <3 hope the fans respect their privacy for reals.
baka_neko3 12th-Feb-2014 08:51 am (UTC)
kyaa~ my eyes feel all watery already...

ah damn, my boss noticedd!!!!! sh*t!!
kazeyumi 12th-Feb-2014 09:28 am (UTC)
he seems like a nice down-to-earth guy! i really hope everything works out for both of them.
lovely_tunes 12th-Feb-2014 11:32 am (UTC)
from a bartender to one of the richest guys in Japan

kudos

dude's gotta be HOT
inachan89 12th-Feb-2014 12:28 pm (UTC)
I was surprised to see news about this here in Italy (even if i've seen only one coverage till now).
Hope their privacy will be respected and good luck with your marriage=)
tsukikei 12th-Feb-2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
This is so sweet. Wish them all the best!
smtmissin 12th-Feb-2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
She is a superstar in Japan, not in Italy. Her new husband should have no problem at all with her status.
bllue 13th-Feb-2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
I would say she's a bigger star abroad than in Japan. Granted she's had a decent star status for a while anyway.
In any case, don't underestimate KH fans! Lol
kinenbi 14th-Feb-2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Makes me sad that she's only associated with KH now, considering she's still a big solo artist without connections to the game.
arashic5 13th-Feb-2014 09:16 am (UTC)
Ugh people better leave them alone and let hikki be happy
hoshinayuki 14th-Feb-2014 11:02 am (UTC)
Wishing for the best to Utada Hikaru and Francesco :)
May there have a wonderful future ahead!
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