Model Anna Umemiya, 37, attended an event with her mother in Tokyo this week to promote the release of American romantic comedy "It's Complicated." At the event, Umemiya spoke about how her relationship with X-League American Football player Yu Nakajima, 28, fell apart just a week after she announced to it to the press.
Umemiya wrote on her blog on Feb 7 that she and Nakajima had called it quits, and she spoke about it in public for the first time at the movie promo. Umemiya said: "I thought he lived in an entirely different way, so I ended it. I have no regrets about it."
Umemiya had announced on her blog in late January that the pair were an item, and she found herself surrounded by reporters at Narita airport when she flew back in to Japan. But the pair's relationship went south quickly after, and they parted ways on Feb 6, ending their relationship of two months.
In line with the plot of the movie, a reporter asked Umemiya if she could see herself getting back together with her ex-husband. Umemiya married in a shotgun wedding in June 2001 but got divorced about a year and a half later. She said she had thought about a reunion at times, and said: "There are many parts in the movie that I can relate to. I'd like to learn from the leading lady and move forward with my life."
On the other side of the fence, Nakajima's parents' opposition to the relationship is rumored to have dealt a decisive blow. His parents, who run a long-standing sweets manufacturer in Kobe City and will hand over the reins to Nakajima, are said to have been opposed to him marrying a woman nine years older and with a child from a previous marriage.
"It's Complicated" (titled "Koi suru bekkarii" in Japan) is in cinemas now.© Japan Today