She said, “I’m back in Japan. ……
Actress Ryoko Hirosue, 43, was 20 years old when she filmed the movie “WASABI” overseas. In an interview 17 years later, she reflected on her life back home that way.
On July 23, she announced her divorce from her husband, Candle Jun (49). She has now returned to her home in Tokyo and is enjoying her private life.
Recently, I saw her walking happily with her friends. The other day, she was greeting her neighbors and giving the impression that she is spending her time leisurely.
Meanwhile, her lover Shusaku Toba, 45, is said to be living in Nagano Prefecture.
I hear that Mr. Toba is currently living and working with staff at an old private house restaurant that he opened as part of a village revitalization effort. Although he was criticized for serving a salmon set meal that costs 3,000 yen, he seems to be doing better than he was at one time, as his lunch menu is sometimes filled with reservations.
The amount of compensation Mr. Toba has been saddled with as a result of the recent affair is said to be over 500 million yen, which is rumored to be more than that of Hirosue. Mr. Toba originally made a name for himself with his French restaurant, but now it seems that he is just trying to earn his daily bread at his old private house restaurant.
However, it is said that Hirosue’s enthusiasm for Mr. Toba may have cooled.
In fact, Hirosue has not told anyone about her future with Mr. Toba. “In fact, Hirosue has not told anyone about her future with Mr. Toba,” said one source. Even while under house arrest, she held her own birthday party and invited her good friends, so if she continues to have feelings for Mr. Toba, it is hard to imagine such a situation,” said a source in the entertainment industry who knows the two.
The relationship between Hirosue and Mr. Toba is hanging in the balance, but if Mr. Toba decides to go abroad, will Hirosue go along with him?
She may be more positive than expected,” said Toba. She has been talking about her longing to move abroad for some time in interviews. Last fall, actress Anne (37) moved to France with her children, and she was quite envious of them.
(A source at an entertainment agency said, “She was very envious of that move. If Hirosue moves to France, the French chef Mr. Toba’s dream of remarrying Hirosue will grow. …… Hirose, who is probably living a quiet life and searching for a future with her children, and Mr. Toba, who is looking for a way to get back on track. Where will the slapstick affair involving both families end up?
The August 11 issue of “FRIDAY,” on sale July 28, includes Toba’s thoughts on Hirosue, details of Hirosue’s move to France, and photos of Hirosue’s recent activities. Multiple photos are also available in the paid version of FRIDAY GOLD.
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PHOTO： Keisuke Nishi