On June 14, actor Suzuki Kosuke and actress Aoi Yu who were dating since May of last year, announced on each of their official sites that they have ended their relationship.
The two started dating after co-starring with each other in the stage play "Sono Imouto" in December of 2011, and officially announced last July that they were in a relationship.
Suzuki wrote on his official site, "We have ended our relationship in early March. Though it was a short period of time less than a year, but after discussing with each other, we reached this conclusion. During the time we spent together, I learned a lot, and received great encouragement. Now, our relationship as actor friends who live in the same industry, will be longer. From here on, I would like to keep the new relationship which we can cheer for each other as good friends."
Later that day, Aoi also made a similar announcement on her official site.
Both of them are not planning to hold a press conference regarding this matter.
Source & Image: Oricon