Both Emoto and Ando are children of well-known celebrities. Emoto is the son of actor Emoto Akira (63) and actress Tsunogae Kazue (57), while Ando is the daughter of actor Okuda Eiji (61) and essayist Ando Kazu (64).
According to their agencies, the two first met 4 years ago at the Akita Jumonji Cinema Festival, and they dated for about 3 years before getting married. They both appeared in the movie “Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni” in 2010. After that movie’s release, there were reports that the two were dating, and at the time they openly confirmed their relationship.