Maeda Atsuko has decided to stick with her boyfriend Matsuya Onoe despite his latest cheating scandal, as both were captured going for a yakiniku date on the 5th July 2014. This is the first time the 2 were photographed together ever since their relationship was exposed in September 2013.
According to Josei Seven, the 2 were spotted in a high class yakiniku restaurant in Tokyo, seated opposite each other in a private room. In the midst of their “date”, Maeda moved to sit beside her boyfriend and they continued eating. After their meal the 2 walked leisurely with Matsuya matching Maeda’s footsteps. Maeda was smiling all the while.
Just last month, Matsuya Onoe was captured kissing a woman ‘A’ in her 40s, who works in radio broadcasting. He apologised for his behavior but many thought that this would be the end of his relationship with Maeda.However, 24 days later, both continued to date like nothing happened.
Josei Seven pointed out that this yakiniku date had a special meaning for Maeda. Even though Maeda has graduated from AKB48 and is free from the love-ban rule, she has chosen to date indoors to respect the feelings of her fans. That is why photos of her and her boyfriend have never been captured. This time, the decision to date in public was perhaps her way of showing ‘A’ that Matsuya Onoe is her boyfriend.
In a recent interview, Matsuya Onoe was asked about his ideal type.
“I like the type who can tolerate, someone who can walk 2 or 3 steps behind her husband,” he said, showing his preference for traditional type of girls. “Also, she has to wear kimonos and be able to manage.”
These are certainly traits of females married into the kabuki clans.