Today on Aya's blog, she has another pic of herself at dinner with friends. And elsewhere, both her agency and her friend Sasaki Nozomi deny she is married.
This time, she was eating with two of her co-stars on Jewelpet, Sasaki Nozomi, and Saitou Ayaka, perhaps along with some unmentioned staff or managers:
They ate broiled meat together. Aya planned to take a picture of them with the meal, but they dove in so enthusiastically that the food was gone before she got around to taking the shot. Aya and Nozomi are still wearing the aprons provided by the restaurant.
This business of dinner with friends is significant because her apparent lack of friends in the business is one of the things her detractors hold against her. Maybe, in her time of trial, she is reaching out.
Yahoo Japan phoned her agency and asked about the marriage rumors. A spokesman for Spacecraft said there was no truth in them. Asked if she normally wore a ring on her left ring finger, they said they didn't know.
Twitter that she had eaten with Aya at least twice this past week, and added: "Oh, also: not married. We both are unmarried. Now. Lol."
As a fan of Nozomi's, I was glad to see a poster on Aya's thread commenting how cute she was. It all helps.
On her blog, Aya also has a pic of herself (right) doing an ad for the live radio broadcast she did yesterday. A poster on 2channel who attended the event congratulated her fans. No details yet. She does a weekly show on broadcast radio from 1:30 to 2 a.m. Tuesday nights, called Hirano Aya Midnight Radio. If you'd like to hear the comparatively natural voice she uses there, have a listen to last week's show: