Actress Reiko Takashima, 52, has announced her divorce from former actor Noboru Takachi, 51, who was arrested in June on suspicion of possessing stimulants and marijuana.
Takashima's agency informed the press in a fax that she had filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage from Takachi whose real name is Joji Osaki. The fax read, “We hope you can understand her decision and continue to warmly watch over her," Sankei Shimbun reported Tuesday.
One month has elapsed since the press conference at which Takashima tearfully apologized for Takachi's arrest. She said her decision to divorce him was swayed by his "double betrayal" of drug use and having an affair. Takachi was arrested for possession of four grams of stimulants and two grams of marijuana at a Yokohama love hotel, while he was with Atsuko Isokawa, 33, an acquaintance and bar hostess, media reported.
Takashima has just finished filming the TV Asahi police drama “Onnatachi no Tokusou Saizensen” (broadcast Thursdays at 8 p.m.) and returned to Tokyo on July 30, the day after Takachi was released on bail. When he posted bail, Takachi told media that he hoped to reconcile with Takashima.
During the public apology press conference in June, Takashima said: “Hereafter, I have to make a decision based on my husband’s future behavior.”
Howver, she never once mentioned the word “divorce” throughout the press conference. Sources close to the actress are wary that Takachi will once again “break her heart” and are vigilantly watching over her, tabloid media reported.© Japan Today