Japanese actress Karata Erika (唐田えりか) has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
This comes after reports of the 22-year-old engaging an affair with married man Masahiro Higashide (東出昌大) circulated recently. Both were co-stars in the romance film “Asako I & II” (寝ても覚めても)
Word has it that the 31-year-old actor-model and wifey Anne Watanabe have also been living separately ever since the scandal broke out. In response, Erika’s Korean home label, BH Entertainment, came out with a statement of apology today (23rd January) that reads:
“First of all, we are truly sorry to have worried so many people with this news about Karata Erika. She is currently reflecting on her actions. We bow our heads in apology to all the families, fans, and those concerned who have been deeply hurt by this incident. Once again, we apologise.”
Her Japanese agency has assured that they will “guide Erika in order to gain public’s trust once again.” Meanwhile, Higashide’s company also has also addressed the issue by stating, “This issue was caused by his foolishness and lack of responsibility, so regardless of whatever criticism he may face, his actions are inexcusable.”
Both Masahiro and Anne – who is also the daughter of famed actor Ken Watanabe – tied the knot back in 2015. The couple have 3 children together. Erika was also famous for her starring role in Netflix’s “Arthdal Chronicles”.