Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, tells us what’s going on behind the scenes in the entertainment industry: ……
It has been a month and a half since the affair between Ryoko Hirosue (43) and Shusaku Toba (45), a Michelin star chef, was revealed. Many called the formal divorce of Ms. Hirosue and her husband, Candle Jun (49), a “speedy divorce,” but since Ms. Hirosue’s feelings were largely toward divorce when the affair was discovered, it was neither speedy nor anything else.
Rather, it is likely that Ms. Hirosue, who had been feeling away from Mr. Candle, became infatuated with Ms. Toba when she met him. She denied the affair in the first round of Bunshun Gun, but the following week she changed her mind.
I have caused trouble and worry to many people.”
and apologized. His partner, Mr. Toba, also apologized.
“My weakness and immaturity as a human being in society is the cause of this.
He also commented, “I am not having an affair. He also apologized for saying that he had never committed adultery.
Although Ms. Hirosue’s true intention would have been to admit to the affair in the first report, it is undeniable that she was in a situation where she could not admit due to her relationship with the industry and her office. The following week, the existence of an “exchange diary” supporting the relationship was also revealed, in which the current state of feelings that Ms. Hirosue was in was laid bare.
She wrote, “This may be the first time I have ever fallen in love with someone by seriously confronting and seeking after each other like this.
Toba-san also wrote
I just want to make her happy and be with her.
I just want to make her happy and be with her. I could see that she was truly devoted to Mr. Toba.
I am happy that I deeply, deeply desire you and that I love you so much. I love you, Shusaku.
He even made it clear that he was not a fan.
On the other hand, it was also reported that Ms. Candle was suspicious of Mr. Hirosue’s behavior and had hired a detective. Divorce was only a matter of time.
Hirosue wanted to get divorced before the words “W affair” appeared on the news. The difference between her and Candle, who wanted to show the world that they were “building a peaceful home,” as she said at the press conference, was significant.
The terms of the divorce were for custody of her three children, her oldest son with her ex-husband and her two children with Candle. The terms of the divorce were that Ms. Hirosue would have her way and would not receive any child support payments.
Ms. Hirosue announced the official divorce on the official website of the office where she has been “suspended. Although there was talk of Ms. Hirosue going independent after she expressed her dissatisfaction with the agency, her relationship with the agency has not yet been definitively broken.
Ms. Hirosue’s attractiveness as an actress is acknowledged by the staff of numerous movie and drama production companies and others. As time goes on, there will be more opportunities to see her in the media. My “hunch” as a reporter leads me to believe so.
Both the affair and the divorce have become an attraction to her way of life.
I have no doubt that Ms. Hirosue’s image will improve after her short-term divorce is finalized. I don’t think all the public is against her way of life.
I feel that many people are in love with her and want to continue watching her way of life. I believe that the later Ms. Toba comes to a conclusion, the more sympathy there will be for Ms. Hirosue and the quicker she will be able to return to work, and the more the public will forgive her even if Ms. Hirosue took Ms. Toba from her through adultery.
And Chef Toba has thrown away a lot of work because of the affair. With the news of his W affair with Ms. Hirosue, his private life and work have all been laid bare.
I think he felt the horror of the entertainment media too late, but that is how big a star Ms. Hirosue was in the entertainment world. After spending too much time having fun, all that was left of Chef Toba was his wife and children, who were living in peace.
What decision will he make now that he has lost his job? Will it be a divorce or a life as a chef abroad? ……
One thing though, if Mr. Toba’s divorce drags on, I think his feelings for Hirosue will drift elsewhere. Some entertainment production executives have already said that his feelings for Mr. Toba have disappeared, but it may be typical of Mr. Hirosue to make a decision so quickly — and so quickly.
Text： Toshio Ishikawa (Entertainment Reporter)
Born in Tokyo in 1946. He has a unique career path from the Shochiku Advertising Department to a reporter for a women's magazine to an entertainment reporter. He has appeared on "The Wide" and "Information Live Miyaneya" (both on Nippon Television Network Corporation), and currently appears regularly on "Mentai Wide" (Fukuoka Broadcasting System), "Su Matan" (Yomiuri TV), and Rainbow Town FM.
PHOTO： Sota Shima (Mr. Candle), Kazuhiko Nakamura (Hirosue)