To keep things short, he proposed after finishing the 100km marathon for 24hr TV show this year(22nd August 2015). That day was also Kitagawa’s 29th birthday and Kitagawa agreed. She’s turning 30 next year.
The 2 first met in Kitagawa’s drama but she was first charmed by him when doing a variety show in Jan 2014. A mutual friend set them up for a meeting and they started dating with marriage in mind.
They will submit the marriage papers in Jan next year.