Last year, Horikita Maki (24) was a big success in the NHK morning TV hit drama "Ume-chan sensei" and served as the MC for Kohaku Uta Gassen. She's now appearing in a CM for Suzuki which is scheduled to air on Feb 28th . When she held a press conference to present the CM on the 26th. She said she would like to ride in the passenger seat of a car driving through beautiful scenery on a date. But when she's in a car, most of the time, her manager is with her. Then the reporters asked her if she has ever been on a drive date with a boyfriend. Maki replied "Well.....". And that's that which makes people starting to wonder about her love life.
Maki had been rumored with Sakurai Sho, Kamenashi Kazuya, Shun Oguri, Oriental Radio Fujimori Shingo, and Ito Atsushi. Only the rumor with Sho is most believable since there were sightings of her and Sho drinking, happy and getting along well at gay bars in Shinjuku ni-chome. But because there is no conclusive evidence, she is stuck with the "virgin" theory. That she is as pure and virginal as her image. However, in the entertainment industry, it's impossible for someone to remain a virgin at the age of 24. A weekly magazine reporter has heard of industry staff who was associated with her and talked of her in bed.
Now it seems Maki has found herself a boyfriend, driving around on movie locations just like she wanted. Even though it is her co-star Nishikido Ryo (28) in the movie "Kencho Omotenashi-ka". They seem to get along really well. Speaking of Ryo, he is also co-starring with Kitagawa Keiko (26) in another movie “Dakishimetai“ to be released next year. There are also rumors on this movie set that Ryo and Keiko are like two intimate love birds who fall in love for the first time. However, Maki's agency, Sweet Power, is probably not going to let her get involved with Ryo since Ryo's BFF is Jin who is married to Maki's BFF, Meisa in a shotgun marriage last year. They definitely don't want another shotgun marriage between Johnny and Sweet Power to happen again so soon. As for Keiko, she is Ryo's other BFF Yamapi's ex-girlfriend, so they already knew each other from before. Don't know how Yamapi would feel if she's hooking up with Ryo.
It is said that a "sex ban" was issued from Sweet Power so that Maki may not repeat what Meisa did, and the staff of five people is also supervising her. Maybe they have good reason to worry. Tabloids had printed reports of an old boyfriend claiming that she was "wild in bed". And there was also rumor of Maki had sexual relationship with a staff of the industry several years ago.
Source: geino2news translated by me