TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Youtube-viral Japanese star Piko Taro, the man who penned the hit song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen," announced his fruitful marriage to the apple of his eye, Hitomi Yasueda, a swimsuit model, after four years of dating.
The 44-year-old comedian, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, on August 3 filed for marriage with swimsuit model Hitomi Yasueda, who at age 29 is 15 years younger than him, said on Taro's blog.
The reason he chose this date to register for their marriage was because the numerals 8 and 3 can be read together as "Yassan," the nickname for which he was given to his new wife.
The couple first met on a television program in 2013 on which they both appeared, the two have been dating ever since then.
"I will work even harder at home and at work," said Kosaka in a statement under another stage name, Kosaka Daimao, who he plays as Piko Taro's producer.
Kosaka, as Piko Taro, achieved international fame for his 45-second worldwide hit song "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" in 2016, in which he wore his trademark leopard-print scarf and sunglasses.
The song was previously recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Before his marriage to Yasueda, Piko Taro claimed to have previously been married to a woman called Tami, whom he described as his 78-year-old wife with piranha-alike teeth.