Zee Avi tied the knot formally together with her Japanese husband Kenji Matano on Nov 22 in a easy ceremony at her household dwelling in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Although not a lot had been revealed about her different half on the time, the artiste is lastly able to introduce him to her followers.
Throughout a press convention on Friday (Nov 26), Zee shared some particulars about her relationship: “Kenji and I’ve identified one another for about three years now. Throughout my birthday final 12 months, he proposed to me privately. My household wasn’t even there.”
Matano, 41, was born and raised in Tokyo and has been in Malaysia for about 4 years, working as an IT analyst. Zee, 35, made it some extent to remind everybody on the right spelling of her husband’s household identify. “We have seen many typos not too long ago on his identify, folks have written Makano nevertheless it’s really Matano,” she corrected.
When requested what made her select him, Zee was fast to reply, saying: “He selected me!”
On a extra severe notice, the singer shared that he was somebody who understood her life-style as an artiste and is supportive of her profession. “Most of all, he is like a pal who’s all the time by my aspect … He brings out the very best in me and that is the very best that I may ask for,” she added.
Matano can be accustomed to consuming Malaysian meals, particularly sambal belacan. Zee disclosed that she made certain to introduce him to the dish through the early days of their courtship.
The Bitter Coronary heart singer recalled first assembly him at a pal’s occasion in 2018. On the time, Matano had no concept she was a well-liked singer. “On that night time whereas we have been all gathered round, abruptly there was a ukulele in my hand and other people have been like, ‘play Kantoi!’ so I did,” she stated, referring to her 2009 hit.
When she requested him what he considered the track, Matano replied with, “Oh, well-known particular person” after realising that everybody on the occasion knew the lyrics to the track. Zee was grateful he didn’t know who she was as she thought-about it a chance for him to know her as an individual. Matano solely began researching about Zee’s profession after they obtained to know one another.
On what’s subsequent for the couple, Zee hopes to have her honeymoon in Tokyo and meet up together with her in-laws. “We have been planning to go to Japan subsequent 12 months however forgot about quarantine solely! So we now have to perform a little extra planning on that,” stated the singer.
The couple have additionally began to debate monetary planning for his or her future kids. When requested when they’re planning to have youngsters, Zee stated that they’re simply “going with the move”.