On April 23, comedian Ariyoshi Hiroiki (46) and freelance reporter Natsume Miku (36) appeared on TV Asahi's 'Matsuko & Ariyoshi Karisome Tengoku.' This was their first time appearing on a program together since they announced their marriage earlier this month.
When Matsuko Deluxe asked about her future work, Natsume started by saying, "We have talked about it..." and Ariyoshi continued, "She is thinking of quitting her job in fall." Then Natsume reiterated, "I am thinking of leaving this job."
Ariyoshi explained, "The reason for divorce is being at cross-purposes or having different values. Even if we can't do anything about our values, we felt we could prevent cross-purposes."
Natsume plans to take it easy after retiring from showbiz. "I can't really imagine it now, but I hope to relax a little. I understand the nervousness and responsibility of working in public. Although I have little power, I hope to create a place where we can relax," she said.
Matsuko said, "I have to enjoy my time with Natsume-chan until September then," to which Natsume responded, "I have little time left, so I hope to work sincerely day by day. Please continue to support me."