Late at night on August 26, Yoko Maki suddenly announced on her Instagram page that she is in a de facto marriage with a partner. Along with a photo of Maki wearing a ring on the ring finger of her left hand,
[I have a partnership partner. It’s called a de facto marriage. I hope we can be together for a long time while respecting each other’s freedom. I hope we can be together for a long time while respecting each other’s freedom. Sorry for the sudden announcement.
Maki wrote, “I’m sorry for the sudden announcement.
Maki married a former actor in 2008 and gave birth to their first daughter the following year, but they divorced in 2003. After that, there were rumors that she was dating a businessman who owned a restaurant, but it is said that the relationship broke up, so it seems that she is dating someone new this time. Why did she suddenly make an announcement on social networking sites? Moreover, it is a “partnership” and a “de facto marriage,” not a marriage or a registry of marriages. A reporter for a women’s magazine said, “It was caught by a weekly magazine somewhere,
A reporter for a women’s magazine said, “I thought they were caught by some weekly magazine and made the announcement before the article was published, but it seems that’s not the case. When a couple is found to be in a relationship and have been living together for a long time, it is common for the magazine that broke the story to refer to it as a “de facto marriage. However, I have never heard of a case like this where a couple announces that they are in fact married.
What caused even more of a stir was the “Comiket Commotion. Maki announced that she would raise funds for her photobook through crowdfunding and sell it at Comic Market 93 (C93), a coterie magazine exhibition. Her account was made private and eventually deleted.
She was labeled as a “disturbed actress” for being late for a photo shoot due to poor health and for canceling a movie in which she starred.
However, in 2006, she changed her agency and became the Maki she used to be, and she is once again making her presence felt in movies and on stage.
So why is she making such suggestive social networking posts at this time of year? A senior executive of a long-established entertainment company said, “Acting ability alone is not enough for a popular actress.
She can’t become a popular actress with her acting ability alone. The series of turmoil she has been through so far has shown that she is surprisingly “curious” about things.
She probably can’t get past the posts and evaluations on social networking sites. Maybe that’s why she is worried about whether her movie will be a hit or not. She may be so anxious to get attention that she intentionally posts meaningful posts. If you say it’s just to create a buzz, that’s all it is. …… Even if they didn’t intend to, it’s not surprising that people would think so.”
Certainly, if there is a stage greeting for the movie, the media will rush to cover the details of the “de facto marriage,” the reality of which is still unknown. However, depending on the details and how she handles the situation, there is a possibility that another uproar may erupt. I am looking forward to the release of the movie itself. ……
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