On March 1st, talento Kato Cha (69) and his wife Ayana (23) held a wedding ceremony and reception in Koshigaya City, Saitama. The couple caused quite a stir with their age gap of 45 years when they got married in June of last year.
For the ceremony, Kato wore a custom made pink tuxedo and Ayana wore a white wedding dress produced by Kanda Uno. Kato revealed that his wife’s engagement ring is from Cartier and their wedding bands are Tiffany.
With an embarrassed grin, Kato said, “I wasn’t nervous, but I was clumsy. I accidentally put the ring on her right ring finger and had to do it all over again.” Ayana also expressed, “Even before it started, Kato-san looked like he wanted to cry, so I cried.”
As March 1st also marked Kato’s 69th birthday, the couple now has an age gap of 46 years. Ayana shared that the age gap doesn’t bother her at all. When asked what made her fall in love with Kato, she replied, “The number one thing was that he’s reliable. He waited 6 months before we started dating and used the time wisely.” Meanwhile, Kato said happily, “We’ve gotten over the age gap. Now, she has me under her thumb. I’m undomesticated.”
While Ayana stated that she wants at least 2 children, Kato responded, “I’m already at that age so… We are doing what we can, but I can’t keep up. I think 2 will be too much.” However, he seemed motivated as he said, “Since we set a record with our age gap, I also want to set a record with babies.”
The couple was also asked if they had any concerns about infidelity. Ayana quickly answered, “I don’t,” while Kato uttered, “I’m worried because she’s still young. It seems she has many fans on my blog, so I’ll protect her desperately.”
Finally, Kato announced that fellow The Drifters member Nakamoto Koji (70) will soon be getting married. “Eh? I wasn’t supposed to say anything? But it’s okay now right?”