MJ Dating with Mao Inoue? The two obviously met during the filming of the series, and has dated ever since. The series started airing in , so they have been together for over 10 years.
Matsumoto is heavily guarded by his agency regarding his love life, so the couple has not been caught on camera as much as other celebrity couples. Many fans and tabloid writers expect the two to get married sometimes soon, but we are never sure of when the two will get together.
Before Matsumoto started dating Inoue, he was dating Kou Shibasaki. However, since Shibasaki had been dating various men at once, and she has cheated on her past boyfriends more than once, it is unsure whether this is actually true or not. Because Matsumoto started dating Inoue around , the two must have dated before that, but this causes a weird paradox. Shibasaki had been dating Satoshi Tsumabuki at that time, and that should have made it hard for her to date Matsumoto at the same time.
Seems a bit impossible? Yes, but we never know how important celebrities consider their relationship to be. Since the series went on the air around , it seems plausible that these two had been dating.
However, no reports had been found after By that he means that he would like his lover to be modest and caring, with plenty of support provided to Matsumoto as he further explores his career. However, he has admitted that he is not sure when or how he is going to get married.
He has also stated that if he is ever going to get married, he prefers someone that are not associated with the entertainment industry. Does that mean Inoue will never be able to marry Matsumoto?
We have to find out in the years to come. One factor is indeed because Matsumoto has hide his love life in front of his fans, but the other factor is because he likes to stay indoors with his girlfriend. He has said during a conversation with the members of ARASHI that if he were to play outside, he would do it with his guy-friends.
As it is with many other cases, fans associate fictional couples as real, existing couples, so it is easy to see that fans want the two to get married.
However, there are some fans that are too obsessed with Matsumoto to a point where they are plotting to kill Inoue.