It is no secret that AKB48 bans its members from having boyfriends (although that doesn’t seem to deter some of the members) and the rumors of Oshima Yuko and Eiji Wentz have been swirling for the past year. Apparently, the two are more than just friends, and during the new year vacation, Yuko and Wentz went on vacation together to a hot spring in Ishigawa, along with their respective families.
Apparently Eiji and Yuko have known each other since they were little, and even though Yuko is extremely busy during the year, their relationship is still going strong. Even though their agencies claim that they’re just really good friends, people can’t help but wonder if things are really that innocent between the two. With Yuko being one of the most popular members of AKB, being in a relationship can potentially damage the group’s popularity.