Akiko Matsuura is a Japanese musician and rock band member. Other than being a music artist, Matsuura is famously known as the ex-girlfriend of actor and musician, Charlie Heaton. Charlie is a popular face in the entertainment world who plays Jonathan in the hit Netflix original series, Stranger Things.
Akiko and her ex-beau met in the early 2010s and then they went on to collaborate for a rock band named Comanechi. They became close when they were playing for the band and soon their friendship turned into an undeniable relationship. They even became parents of a lovely son during their short romance which ended shortly after the birth of their child.
Here’s everything you’d want to know about the Japanese drummer and vocalist.
Who is Akiko Matsuura? What is Her Age?
As we mentioned earlier, Akiko is a musician who has been playing drums for nearly a decade now. In spite of being a music artist, Matsuura doesn’t make her presence in the media often. She is mostly known as Charlie’s ex-girlfriend. Due to her secretive nature, there isn’t much info surrounding her early life details, including her birthday, parents, and siblings if any.
Well, according to some famous online sites, Akiko Matsuura was born in 1994 in the Japanese city of Osaka located on Honshu island. Besides, other details like her early life, and education remains behind closed doors as of yet.
Relationship with Stranger Things Star Charlie Heaton
Akiko Matsuura and Charlie met for the first time in 2012 at a party thrown by their mutual friend. The ex-pair later went on to work together for the rock band Comanechi where they got closer and eventually started dating.
The couple was head over heels in love with each other. One close source said they were pretty young when they met and they were seriously in love with each other. Within a couple of years, they welcomed their first child, a son Archie Heaton in May 2014. As per some sources, the ex-pair gave birth to their baby boy on May 19.
Despite having a child together, Matsuura and Heaton separated later that year. The pair has never talked about their failed relationship or the reason for their split. Nevertheless, they have maintained an amicable relationship for sake of their son.
Who Is Akiko Matsuura Dating Currently?
Matsuura doesn’t seem to indulge in being in the media frequently. Despite being a musician and an ex-girlfriend of a famous star, she has kept herself from her fans. Besides, she is not an avid user of social media as well. Nevertheless, there are a couple of fan pages.
So, at present, there is not a single clue on her relationship status. But, if the online sites are to be believed, Matsuura is not dating anyone at present. She has completely engaged herself in music and raising her son.
Her Ex-Boyfriend Charlie is Dating Co-star Natalia Dyer
Soon after Charlie broke up with Matsuura, he started working for the Netflix series, Stranger Things. There he met his future girlfriend, Natalia Dyer. The couple first met on the set of the series and they gradually developed an interest in each other.
By the end of the first season, they were more than friends already. However, they didn’t let it come to the media. Gradually, they started making their public appearance and many of their fans noticed there was something going between the couple.
And shortly later, a source close to the couple revealed they had been in a relationship since before the filming of the second season of the show. Even though it’s been over five years since they have been in a dating relationship, they have never acknowledged being together.
Moreover, they had once updated their social media status that hinted at them being an item. However, when they were approached by media outlets, they didn’t answer what that meant exactly.
Her Journey in Music
As we already mentioned, Akiko is a drummer and vocalist. She was interested in music from her childhood days, however, her journey began after she met a guy named Simon Petrovich with whom she later formed the band Comanechi. The band also featured her now ex-boyfriend Charlie Heaton.
Akiko couldn’t grab the desired success from the band and she moved with The Big Pink as a drummer. After playing drum for the band for some time, Akiko again switched to the English band Pre as a vocalist. As of 2021, she is still associated with the band.
What is Akiko Matsuura Net Worth?
She has been working as a drummer and vocalist for a long time. She has given a significant time of her life to music, so we believe she has earned a handsome sum of money as well. But she hasn’t made her exact net worth public. Nonetheless, we believe her net worth sits comfortably in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
On the other hand, her ex-boyfriend and father of her son, Charlie earns a huge amount of money from his acting and music career. As of 2021, Charlie has a net worth of $3 million.