On May 30th, former Morning Musume member and talento Yaguchi Mari (30) and actor Nakamura Masaya (27) filed for divorce. After officially registering the divorce, they made the announcement through both of their agencies.
Though the announcement doesn't clearly state the details for their divorce, one of the biggest reasons is said to be Yaguchi's illicit affair, which was reported on the June 4th issue of "Shukan Josei" (released on May 21st).
According to the magazine, Yaguchi had a few drinks with some men and women back on February 22nd, and on that night, she brought model Umeda Kenzo (25) over to her place. The next morning, her husband Nakamura ran into them at the house when he came back from work ahead of schedule, and apparently, the couple began living separately since then.
They stated, "We have decided to walk separate paths", after many discussions via emails and a proxy from each of their agencies.
Reportedly, both of them intended to avoid the divorce at first, however, they concluded that it was difficult to continue their marriage.
Regarding the distribution of property and compensation, both of their agencies said that they would withhold the agreement, as it is a private matter.
Yaguchi currently has 5 regular programs, however, she's been absent from all of them since the 24th due to acute gastroenteritis. According to a related party, her condition is "getting better, but she hasn't recovered completely yet." Her activities are to resume when she is completely recovered.
On June 4th, Yaguchi's agency announced that she will leave three of her regular programs which include, NTV's "Hiru Nandesu!", CBC's "Gogosuma ~GO GO! Smile!~", and AmebaStudio's internet program "Joshiryoku cafe ~Yaguchinge-ru~." According to the agency, they are currently discussing her other two regular programs (NHK E-tele's "Fukushima wo Zutto Miteiru TV" and TBS' "Job Tune") as well.
Source & Image: Sanspo (1+2+3+4)
*Image used is from the press conference for their marriage held on May 22nd 2011