[7/5/2016] Yusei Kikuchi gets hitched

The media learned, via an online report by Shukan Bunshun, that twenty-five-year-old Yusei Kikuchi filed marriage papers with freelance reporter Rumi Fukatsu on June 24. The two started living together in March, before the start of the season. Kikuchi is expected to make an official announcement during a press conference on Wednesday (July 6).

Source: Sanspo 7/5/2016, Shukan Bunshun 7/5/2016

[UPDATE 7/7 @ 1:09am]

Kikuchi held a press conference on July 6 and told the media about his marriage to Rumi Fukatsu. The two also posted announcements at their personal blogs (Kikuchi, Fukatsu).

Source: Seibu announcement

[UPDATE 7/7 @ 8:18pm]

Kikuchi and Fukatsu were planning to make an announcement of their marriage after the season in December. They changed their minds when Shukan Bunshun released the story.

Source: Sanspo 7/7/2016

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