The love lives of the two One Piece stars, Mackenyu and Emily Rudd, are completely opposite and are causing a buzz worldwide
The live-action of Japanese manga One Piece is currently leading in terms of viewership on the Netflix platform in dozens of countries. Along with the surging popularity of the drama, the main cast naturally becomes the center of attention. In particular, the Japanese actor Mackenyu and American actress Emily Rudd have suddenly been enthusiastically “shipped” after a series of affectionate interactions and extremely sweet on-screen chemistry while portraying Zoro and Nami.
The only female lead of One Piece, who is 30 years old, continues to play a character who is 18, and it’s a pity that in real life, she looks much younger and outshines her character.
Thus, the audience began to eagerly investigate the love lives of these two stars and wondered whether this couple could actually be dating in real life. Unfortunately, the answer is no!
Arata Mackenyu is the son of the late martial arts legend and renowned Japanese action star, Sonny Chiba. Growing up in Los Angeles, Mackenyu was introduced to the Japanese film industry at a young age by his famous father, and he quickly rose to become one of the most talented and handsome actors in Japan, even winning prestigious awards at the age of 19. However, what made Mackenyu an A-list actor was a shocking scandal that rocked Asia.
A well-known Japanese tabloid magazine exposed Mackenyu for secretly fathering a child at the age of 14. What’s even more surprising is that the mother of the child is a close friend of Mackenyu’s biological mother. She is nearly 30 years older than Mackenyu and was married at the time. According to sources, Mackenyu’s son lives with his mother in Los Angeles, which is also where the actor was born.
The situation became even more shocking when the Japanese media revisited the legal case involving the actor and the woman in question. The woman had previously been charged with engaging in sexual relations with a minor under the age of 14, and Mackenyu’s family had filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing her of inappropriate conduct with their son. Amidst the escalating scandal, Mackenyu publicly denied allegations of being coerced into a sexual relationship by his mother’s close friend and confirmed mutual consent. This was also his admission regarding the existence of his child and his relationship with his mother’s friend.
After years of silence following the scandal, Mackenyu and his younger brother Gordon Maeda simultaneously announced their marriages. Mackenyu was also spotted happily dating a mysterious woman, and details about the actor’s wife have been kept tightly under wraps. Consequently, the public has become even more curious about the identity of Mackenyu’s spouse.
Three years prior, Mackenyu was rumored to be dating a former child actress around the age of 30. Later, Natsuki Okamoto became the subject of speculation due to her entry into the entertainment industry at the age of 8 and her previous fame as a model for magazines such as Seventeen, Candy, and UP to Boy. Natsuki’s last acting role was in 2011, and she completely withdrew from the entertainment industry, got married, and later divorced a famous stylist. These details align with the previous rumors.
According to information from the U.S. media, Emily is currently single and has not recently been linked to any dating rumors. However, some fans believe that the 1993-born actress may prefer to keep her personal life private and focus on her career.
Previously, she had a long-term relationship with American DJ and electronic music producer Justin David Blau. The two eventually broke up, and neither Emily nor the media disclosed any information about the reasons for their breakup.