The ring on her left ring finger sparkles..! Fukada Kyoko and her “20 billion yen-a-year” boyfriend on a “tipsy date” at GW.
Caught a precious two-shot!
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The long-awaited GW (Golden Week) is here, and the celebrities are also feeling the urge to drink in the early summer weather!
On this day in the midst of GW, a sake event presided over by Hidetoshi Nakata (46) was being held at Roppongi Hills (Minato-ku). At the far end of the booth, in the partitioned-off area for related parties, was Fukada Kyoko (40), who had been gulping down sake since early afternoon.
Other celebrities who are friends with Mr. Nakata, such as Yasushi Akimoto (65), Takaaki Ishibashi (61), and Yu Shirota (37), were also there in the daytime,” said an event attendee.
Fukada, who was enjoying sake with Atsuro Watabe (55) and others, was completely tipsy by 3 pm. Fukada and Watabe have been friends for 20 years since they co-starred in the drama “First Love” (TBS) broadcast in 2002.
Fukada was smiling and in a good mood, but suddenly stood up, moved quickly to the seat across from her, and started waving her hand. Then a man in a suit rushed over and joined Watanabe and Fukada in their drinking party. He was Hiroyuki Sugimoto, 45, an entrepreneur and Fukada’s boyfriend.
He said, “I met Fukada at a members-only wine bar, and we hit it off because we both liked to drink. At the end of 2006, they began a serious relationship. Although there were reports of a breakup for a while, Mr. Sugimoto continued to support Fukada devotedly while she took a break from her activities to recuperate from an adjustment disorder. It seems that their relationship is still going well.
Mr. Sugimoto, who had been somewhat of a stranger to Watabe and the other members of the group, only exchanged pleasantries, but gradually they began to converse with each other in a friendly manner. Fukada happily watched the conversation and sipped sake as she joined in. At times, Sugimoto and Fukada looked at each other.
He stayed with her for about 30 minutes, bailed Watabe and the others, and left the venue.
After Mr. Sugimoto left, Fukada headed to the general area to pick up another friend. She was dressed in a cap, hoodie, simple skirt, and flat shoes, but the shoes Fukada was wearing were brand-name shoes priced at about 100,000 yen. Also, on the ring finger of her left hand, a large diamond-like gemstone glittered.
Last November, Fukada celebrated her 40th birthday, and at the end of March this year, Sugimoto’s company was listed on the NASDAQ market in the United States. Sugimoto’s company, which he launched in 2010, is engaged in real estate sales, condominium development, and energy business, and now has annual sales of 22 billion yen. They have already greeted each other’s parents.
Mr. Sugimoto has decided not to enter the family until his company achieves its major goal, so if they are going to get married, it will probably be this year.
Fukada is also doing well professionally, and is scheduled to star in her first commercial drama this summer after resuming her career on TBS. After taking a long leave of absence, Fukada’s personal life will be a great support for her to continue her acting career.
From the May 26, 2023 issue of FRIDAY