On the “Mr. Sunday” show, it was rumored that actress Erika Sawajiri (24) was heading towards a divorce with media creator Tsuyoshi Takashiro (45) to whom she married in January 2009. Sawajiri left a message on her official website http://www.erikatokyo.jp/ on April 27 confirming the divorce rumors were true. News of this divorce apparently took Takashiro by surprise as the issue of divorce never came up between the two in conversations. There have been speculations that the reason for the divorce was due to money problems.
In 2009, Sawajiri was fired from her agency Stardust Promotion due to undisclosed reasons and not much has been heard from her since until March 2010 where she announced that she’ll be restarting her career. It was revealed that she established her own private management office with her husband in Spain. With this divorce, Sawajiri is currently in contract negotiations with Max Matsuura (45) to sign on with Avex. Avex confirmed of the contract negotiations and have plans for Sawajiri’s acting comeback in a BeeTV drama series. No other information was given.
Sources: Jpopasia & Tokyograph