On June 14, actress Hirosue Ryoko updated her Instagram account admitting to reports of her alleged affair with Michelin-star chef Toba Shusaku.
'Bunshun Online' reported last week on Hirosue's alleged affair with Toba, the owner and chef of Michelin-starred French restaurant sio. Last month, the two were seen chatting and rubbing each other's shoulders at one of Toba's restaurants. Then earlier this month, Hirosue was spotted checking into the same hotel that Toba was staying at.
Hirosue wrote on her Instagram account:
"At this time, I, Hirosue Ryoko, would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and concern caused to many people due to my thoughtless behavior.
As it was reported in some weekly publications, my relationship with Mr. Toba is exactly as the article states.
More than anything, I am sorry to Mr. Toba's family for causing them to feel sadness and pain.
As for my family, I met directly face-to-face with my three children and told them 'I'm sorry.' They understood and acknowledged their immature mother.
Moreover, I wish to say a word of apology to my precious fans for letting them down due to this incident.
Everyone, I am very sorry.
I will spend the rest of my life thinking about the reality that I tarnished my acting career, which was my dream, and the sin of hurting Mr. Toba's family."
Consequently, Hirosue's agency FLaMme announced that the actress will face disciplinary action for an indefinite period. "As for ongoing projects, we will correspond sincerely in a manner that will not cause inconvenience to the persons concerned," they commented.