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Hikaru Utada weds Italian bartender

Japanese-American singer Hikaru Utada married Italian bartender Francesco Calliano at a church in the Italian seaside town of Polignano a Mare on Friday.

TOKYO: Japanese-American singer Hikaru Utada married her Italian beau Francesco Calliano, on Friday, reported Japanese media.

The 31-year-old singer had previously revealed in a post on her website that she met Calliano, 23, who is a bartender at a London hotel, through a mutual friend, and was “drawn to his courage and values regarding family, friends, work, life, love".

About a hundred guests turned up for the wedding ceremony, which was held at a church in the Italian seaside town of Polignano a Mare.

It is Utada’s second marriage.

She married Japanese photographer-actor Kiriya Kazuaki in 2002, but they got divorced in 2007.

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