Today saw Erika Sawajiri tell the Japanese press what they’d all been waiting for and that was to say that she is indeed getting a divorce and that procedures are in their final stages. In a tearful press conference at the Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic, she revealed that she and Takashiro Tsuyoshi have both mutually agreed on the divorce. So all the rumours about both of them getting back together were rubbish. It seems the only reason that they were seen together was to finalise the divorce proceedings. She didn’t answer any questions from the media.
Erika stated that she has no work lined up although she does want to return to acting. Whether AVEX is still interested in her after this press conference is unknown. However it’s not all doom and gloom for her. An announcement is expected on February 28th about a possible CM contract for Erika.
Erika has burnt a lot of bridges whilst she’s been away from Japan and it’s going to take a long time before the Japanese public warm up to her once more. I wish her the very best of luck in achieving this.
EDIT: Erika’s soon-to-be-ex-husband has objected to her interview yesterday. He wasn’t too happy at all that details on the divorce were given to the press and wants Erika to tell the whole truth about what’s going on. He feels aggrieved that the press is trying to be on her side once more. This saga is set to get nasty in the near future I believe. Expect Erika to issue a statement about this latest development.