On December 11, Bunshun Online' reported that former ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi (29) is in a romantic relationship with actor Mikata Ryosuke (29).
'Bunshun Online' wrote about Yajima spending the night at Mikata's home, and even published photos of the couple.
The following day, Yajima took to her blog to confirm the reports, "I apologize for causing trouble at this time regarding an article that was published on the web. As the article states, I, Yajima Maimi, am dating Mikata Ryosuke-san."
She continued, "To my supporters, I am very sorry to inform you in this way. I will work even harder than before, so it would make me happy if you would please watch over me warmly."