Kyoko Ito: the Rocker’s Wife Who Leads a Quiet Life

  • CELEBRITIES
  • CULTURE
  • You may have heard of Rivers Cuomo, an American rock singer and songwriter who is most well known for being a member of the rock band Weezer. Weezer is a 4-member band that formed in Los Angeles in 1992 and is still active today. The band is famous for a number of hits including Say it Ain’t So (1994), Beverly Hills (2005), and Pork and Beans (2008). He has recorded over ten albums with his band and they have sold 9.2 million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide. He remains a popular public figure who is very active on social media and does many interviews for his fans.

    Do you like learning interesting facts about your favorite celebrities? Many of them lead very glamorous lives in the public eye and are always in the tabloids for some reason or another. Some celebrities even have their own TV shows because they’re so popular, and many unfortunately suffer intense stress because every aspect of their lives is followed and reported on. Other famous people are more mysterious and like to keep to themselves, successfully keeping their private lives and their professional lives separate. Rivers Cuomo’s wife, Kyoko Ito, is an example of this. Despite marrying a celebrity, she is rarely in the public eye. So what kind of person is she?

    Away From the Spotlight

    Kyoko Ito was born in Japan and frequently enjoys traveling around her home country as well as the United States, where she is now settled with her husband and children. This woman likes to keep her life private and enjoys keeping to herself and her family. Despite her husband’s fame, she is almost never in the public eye. She’s an educated, well-rounded woman and supports her husband’s endeavors on tours and in the comfort of their home. Her husband often remarks on how happy he is in his marriage.

    Her Relationship With Rivers Cuomo

    Kyoko Ito and Rivers Cuomo met in 1997 at the Middle East Club, which is a restaurant and nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was a student at a local college in the area at the time. The couple got married in June 2006 in Malibu, California, and the wedding took place on a secluded beach in Paradise Cove with a small number of people, including the other members of Weezer. Together they have a daughter named Mia, who was born in 2007, and a son named Leo, who was born in 2012.

    On one of Cuomo’s tours in 2009, Kyoko and Mia even came along with him. Kyoko’s family has a permanent home in the United States, and they occasionally make visits to Japan. Kyoko Ito and Rivers Cuomo’s children seem to have picked up on their father’s musical gifts; at eight years old, their daughter Mia played keyboard for one of the band’s performances of Perfect Situation. Additionally, their son Leo, at just three years old, displayed a riveting inflatable guitar solo in the midst of Back to the Shack.

    There was a small scandal a couple of years ago where the other members of Weezer were growing concerned and disgruntled that Kyoko was trying to push more of her influence on the band. They complained that she was becoming the “fifth Weezer” as she was present at all the recording sessions and became more vocal about her opinions. However, it is unclear whether this is true or not.

    Work in Japan

    Before relocating to the United States, Ito worked at a magazine in Tokyo called PingMag. She was an editor and a translator for them. Cuomo visited her quite frequently in Tokyo as well and helped her take care of her mother when she got sick one year. When she moved out of Japan, she continued contributing to the magazine until it was shut down and became an online blog instead.

    We all enjoy learning about our favorite celebrities. Kyoko Ito is a private person and has lived an interesting life. Are you a fan of Weezer? Although it’s very easy to find information about the band and Rivers Cuomo, it is relatively difficult to find information on Kyoto Ito because of how little information she allows on the internet. How much did you know about Kyoko Ito?

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