JAW. DROP. Ok, I’m not sure what will top this for shocking dating/marriage reveal of 2021 but the bar has been set. The entirety of Wednesday in Japanese entertainment news was dominated by the announcement of marriage by 40 year old singer-actor Hoshino Gen and 32 year old actress Aragaki Yui. Like, in real life. Five years after the entire dorama watching universe adored and shipped them to the moon after costarring in 2016 mega hit rom-com We Married as a Job (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu or The Full Time Wife Escapist), the onscreen costars are indeed offscreen marrieds! Apparently they started dating last year after filming their 2021 SP version of We Married as a Job and the relationship was always predicated on potential for marriage, rather than just dating and having fun. That makes sense as they already knew each other well having filmed the full length dorama together so I guess the SP let them both explore where the spark could go. And it’s gone off to happily ever after land and scores of Married fans and fans of both stars alike must be thrilled, I know I am. Both have pristine reputations in J-ent and are widely acknowledged as genuinely nice people in professional settings and in real life. Congrats to the happy couple and wow again for seriously dropping a doozy.