Actress Ryoko Hirosue, 33, is not having an affair with actor Takeru Sato, 24, her management office said.
Magazine Josei Seven first reported the rumored affair with photos that showed Hirosue arriving at Sato’s apartment at night on Feb 21, and leaving early the next morning. The two starred in NHK's "taiga" drama “Ryoma-den” in 2010.
Nikkan Sports reported Thursday that Hirosue’s office denied there was anything between the two, calling the magazine's story "groundless.” Sato's office denied there was any relationship, saying "Hirosue is Sato's 'senpai' and someone he respects ever since they co-starred in the drama."
Hirosue married candle artist Candle June, 40, in October 2010 and had a baby in March 2011. It was her second marriage.
According to Josei Seven, her husband was away from Tokyo for reconstruction support activities in Tohoku.© Japan Today