Two-time Olympic gold champion Yuzuru Hanyu took to his X on November 17th to share a personal update about his recent divorce. Hanyu, who announced his marriage in August, revealed that he and his spouse have decided to part ways.
In the heartfelt post, Hanyu expressed gratitude for the support he received during his marriage, emphasizing the mutual respect and effort they put into the relationship. However, he also shed light on the challenges they faced, including unwarranted scrutiny and intrusive behaviors towards both families.
Despite their efforts to protect each other from external pressures, the situation became increasingly difficult for Hanyu and his spouse. Citing the ongoing potential for such challenges, and with a genuine desire for his partner's happiness, he announced their decision to divorce.
In a plea to the public, Hanyu requested an end to the negative comments and unwarranted media attention directed towards both families. He concluded the post by expressing his determination to move forward and requested continued support.
It's a candid and sincere message, offering a glimpse into the personal struggles of a two-time Olympic gold champion while maintaining a plea for privacy and understanding.