Former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda marries after 4 months of dating

Happy news for former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda! It has been revealed that she is married!

The news was confirmed on her official website, and later on her official Instagram account. On her Instagram post she shared photos of her lucky husband, and joining them for the family photo was their two “children”! (puppies)

The couple took things very fast to say the least, they first met in October 2018 at a dinner party through mutual friends. Shortly they began dating…and then he proposed! They got married on February 16th, 2019.

Mariko’s husband is a non-celebrity who works in the business industry. He is three years younger than her. Mariko is the second member of AKB’s legendary “Kami 7” to get married, the first was Maeda Atsuko.

Congratulations to Mariko-sama and her husband!