It’s reported that free announcer Itou Ayako(35) has been frequenting Nino’s house. Itou Ayako reports for “news every.” (Nihon TV) and is in charge of the “Culture & Sports” corner.
One weekend in June, Ninomiya(32) was seen leaving his house early in the morning for Arashi’s “Waku Waku Gakou” at Tokyo Dome. That evening, a woman in T-shirt, jeans and white sneakers appeared at the exit of his house and headed for a high class supermarket in the neighbourhood. She looked around her in a cautious manner from time to time, and returned to the house after shopping.
Itou Ayako was observed to frequent his place after work for several days straight.
The 2 first met each other in August 2012, when Ninomiya was MC for that year’s 24hr TV and Itou Ayako also appeared to promote for the show. “They got closer in May 2014, when Itou, together with other announcers appeared as a team for VS Arashi. They exchanged contacts at that time and started to communicate frequently.” – same insider
They then started their “cautious dating”, usually going to each other’s homes and never meeting outside. Last summer, they dated mainly in Nino’s house. Itou would cook and do the housekeeping, supporting her busy boyfriend.
Ninomiya was last linked to Nagasawa Masami(29) and Sasaki Nozomi(28), both of whom were younger than him.
“Itou san is the older sister type. She seems to have introduced him to her family too” – previous insider
Last November, Itou was asked by the press “Don’t you want to get married?” In reply, she said “Yes, if there’s a chance.”
“Itou san has been consulting people around her regarding marriage. To close friends there’s talk about who should emcee if a wedding reception is held. She’s 35 so she’d probably think seriously about it?” -previous insider