Jin Akanishi (29) left his agency at the end of February and is currently working as a freelancer. He has had a few projects like providing songs for a Korean group, but he has practically had a lot of free time since going independent, and has reportedly been drinking with his friends until late at night and goes home to a hotel room, as his relationship with wife Meisa Kuroki (25) was seemingly on the rocks.
“Meisa-san still had a lot of job offers even after her maternity leave, but Akanishi-san hasn’t been working, nor taking care of their baby, and just kept getting drunk day in and day out… Because of the husband acting like this, there was a time when she would let her parents back home in Okinawa take care of their baby when she would have to leave their home for an extended period of time for filming.” – (Meisa’s acquanintance)
It won’t be a surprise if the gap between a bum and a busy, in-demand working mom widens because of this, and they did seem to be heading towards that direction, but there were reports that Akanishi’s stance has changed, probably because he witnessed how cold his wife can be. This was in late March, in a studio within the city where Meisa was filming her scenes.
“It was Meisa’s shoot, but Akanishi-san was also in the studio for some reason. He was in Meisa’s dressing room the whole time, taking care of the baby. He would hold the baby up high, wipe off her drool, and even feed her baby food using a spoon… He was totally an ikumen*. (laughs)” – (Showbiz staff)
* (ikumen = man engaged in raising the child)
“They also looked like they had a lot of fun conversations during breaks from the filming.”
The two were also spotted in mid-April at Minami Aoyama.
“They must’ve been coming home from shopping, and Akanishi-san was carrying all the grocery and shopping bags. It seemed like he couldn’t go against and face Meisa-san properly anymore…” – (witness)
When Akanishi left the agency, he commented, “I want to be more active with my international career”, but it appears that he doesn’t even have a manager yet, and it can’t be said that he’s started off his new career on a fine note.
“Akanishi-san probably can’t even have a proper living right now if he breaks up with Meisa. He must’ve come to the conclusion to be a ‘house-husband’ until his own career gets back on track.” – (Meisa’s acquaintance)
Rumors of separation from Meisa, relocation to L.A, and now a reconciliation…this guy’s life is still as interesting even after so long.