Why can’t we take our eyes off of Ryoko Hirosue?
Ryoko Hirosue, a former popular idol, was reported in the June 8 issue of “Shukan Bunshun” (weekly magazine) for allegedly having a double affair. She was married to Shusaku Toba, owner and chef of the French restaurant “sio” in Shibuya, Tokyo, which is listed with one star in the “Michelin Guide. He has restaurants in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other cities.
According to Bunshun, Hirosue has been meeting with Mr. Toba since late March, and this month they entered a luxury hotel in Tokyo at different times. Both Hirosue and Toba have completely denied any affair.
When this became online news, words related to Hirosue skyrocketed on Twitter and other social networking sites. While many people admonished her for her indiscreet behavior, others made condescending comments such as “This is a dream” and “Is Hirosue good-looking?
Hirosue enjoyed unprecedented popularity as an idol in the 1990s. Her cover magazines sold like hotcakes, and as a singer she had hit songs such as “Maji de Koi suru 5 shinshin mae” (“5 seconds before Koi in Maji”) in 1997. When she entered Waseda University in 1998, she was followed by a huge crowd of men.
In her private life, she married her ex-husband, designer Takahiro Okazawa, in December 2003 and had a son, but they divorced in 2008. In 2010, she “remarried” with her current husband, Candle Jun, with whom she has a second son and an eldest daughter. She later gave birth to their second son and first daughter.
When she was single, she was reported to have been secretly seeing Ken Kaneko and Yusuke Iseya, and in 2002, after her remarriage, she was reported to have been secretly seeing handsome actor Takeru Sato. Many people find her attractive in a somewhat dangerous way” (idol writer).
This time, her agency told the media
We leave her private matters to her own discretion, but in light of the recent news reports, we have issued a strict warning to her to act responsibly,” the agency said in a statement.
The company issued a statement saying, “We have been very careful to act responsibly in response to the news reports. Rather than aligning themselves with Hirosue, who denies the affair, they dared to impose a stern warning.
The statement read, “From her comments, we can only guess that the office was also overreacting, and we can only wonder how she must be feeling at the age of 42 when they announced the stern warning…. It might have the opposite effect.
Hirosue’s attire also attracted attention. Bunshun published a photo of Hirosue wearing shorts that revealed her beautiful legs for a secret meeting with Mr. Toba.
The photo shows her in shorts that make one’s age seem insignificant, which is shocking. Come to think of it, when her secret meeting with Takeru Sato was reported, Hirosue was wearing avant-garde net tights. No matter how much she denies the affair, the fact that she went out of her way to change her clothes and go to the restaurant must have been her “game costume”.
In May of last year, Hirosue received the “Best Mother Award. The award has become a “well-known” award, as Rurei Miura and former AKB member Mariko Shinoda have received the same award, but the fact that Hirosue is active in the entertainment industry while raising three children has earned her a high reputation.
However, she was well liked in the entertainment world while raising three children. She has been regularly reported in scandals, and after they return to zero, her value rises again. Some are even talking about her divorce from Candle Jun, so we can’t take our eyes off her in the future.
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PHOTO： Kazuhiko Nakamura