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Ayumi Hamasaki and TOKIO’s Tomoya Nagase break up

Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki and popular group TOKIO’s lead singer Tomoya Nagase have ended their long-standing relationship, Hochi Sports reported on Friday.

On a part of Ayumi’s official website only viewable to paying members, she wrote “It came suddenly, but I’ve broken up with my boyfriend.“

The two had made their relationship official in September 2001, 5 years and 10 months ago.

The break-up has been confirmed by both artists’ talent agencies.

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51 responses to “Ayumi Hamasaki and TOKIO’s Tomoya Nagase break up”

  1. uladelz, Jul 18 at 12:41 am :
  2. I really hoped they can be together

  3. Aaron liew, Jul 19 at 2:27 pm :
  4. Ayu chan…. is your own choice to break up or not… because there is still more choice for you to make….

  5. kittylover14, Jul 19 at 2:52 pm :
  6. darn i really wanted them to get married. oh well hope ayumi finds someone else

  7. cookie 1123123, Jul 20 at 1:44 am :
  8. my wish came true. I knew she wouldn’t get married! she will NEVER get married now! hahaha!!!

  9. Le Vhoguez, Jul 20 at 2:36 am :
  10. Yeah, not now, she’s so busy. and if she gets married, i hope the groom is GACKT, hehehe

  11. rincy, Jul 20 at 3:12 pm :
  12. Tomoya can find a better woman!

  13. cooley, Jul 21 at 1:49 am :
  14. But some one should tell her she looks weired with her hair up! But now she is getting older, so she might NOT find another man.

  15. Ginger, Jul 22 at 3:12 am :
  16. When I heard about that back in April, I was so surprised because I live in New York and had no idea she was committed to someone; her songs are so bittersweet at times. I was looking forward to that since news of Utada Hikaru’s divorce was startling, and who doesn’t deserve to be happy?

    I hope she finds someone lasting the next time around.

  17. really, Jul 25 at 3:08 am :
  18. She sings terrible and wears so much make up! AS if she is a diva queen! But she isn’t because she is dumb and can’t speak English well. How about that Ayumi Dumbasaki!

  19. Denisse, Jul 25 at 5:06 am :
  20. AYUMI THE BESTH TOMOYA SUCKS !!! HEHEHEHEHE

  21. ertgsfgafdgdsga, Aug 02 at 1:51 am :
  22. I hate her so much because i just do. that so called weired girl!! She wears so much things. I wiah I can tell her how bad she is and stuff. She has wrinkles now because she is 50 years old(really 28+29).

  23. Anonymous, Aug 02 at 1:56 am :
  24. She is So mean to him. A meany Dumb women that has ugly pets. That are stubbern and an idiot. She is meaner than anybody. She thinks she is so nice, NOT!!!!

  25. She, Aug 03 at 2:46 am :
  26. Ayumi Looks so old in her black hair in startin

  27. me, Aug 03 at 2:56 am :
  28. In her profole she saids that she only like people that has things that she dosent’t have. So unless you have some thing she doesn’t have ayumi won’t respect you at all! How mean is she! Her last name should be meanasaki

  29. Anonymous, Aug 04 at 12:03 am :
  30. I hate her because she sing bad live on concerts. That means she has no talent! How about that Dumbasaki Dayumi!! That means you are stupid and mean and DUMBlike hilary duff!! You guys are related. Except she has a boy friend and you don’t !! HA!

  31. heather, Aug 04 at 4:15 pm :
  32. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    now tomoya is mine for the taking

  33. anon, Aug 12 at 6:58 pm :
  34. Didn’t this come about because she cheated on him in New York with some random guy during a filming? Poor Tomo- get yourself somebody who really loves you!

  35. ila, Aug 19 at 10:59 am :
  36. i think Ayumi is a great singer! i love her songs! to those who think she’s a bitch or a fucking meany, go to hell! you don’t know her…i don’t either…but you’re just saying shit about her that mostly isn’t true. yeah, she may have “i respect people who have things i don’t,” on her profile, but hey, we all do that sometimes, right? everyone sings horrible at live concerts even if it’s hers. don’t be hating because she’s famous and you’re not. now, i don’t know who Tomoya Nagase is, but whatever he did to have Ayu-chan break up with him, she had the right…but if it was the other way around, then i don’t know what she could’ve done wrong. and WHO doesn’t cheat on their boyfriends? seriously you guys. what kind of people are you? discriminating Ayumi Hamasaki for the stupidest damn reasons, i swear. she’s not fucking old, either. she’s 28 going to be 29 on October 2. my aunt is the same age as her. but my aunt’s birthday is in March. Ayumi doesn’t have to get married if she doesn’t want to. she has that choice. she has many choices to make. but think of it this way, if she gets married now or anytime as a Japanese Pop superstar, it can make her life very difficult with everything. i mean, look at Eminem! he’s married and he basically has no time to be with his children, Halie and Laney. now think about that happening to Ayumi Hamasaki. if she gets married anytime while in her superstar years, that could happen with her and her children. her children would never see her, she’d never see them. it would be a wreck! so next time when you guys have something to say about Ayumi Hamasaki, think about it. think about what you say. what you say, can really change a person’s life and her actions.

  37. toudou, Aug 21 at 4:12 pm :
  38. sugoi! i’vwe waited thid moment since ever.. hahahaha!! i am so mean!! nagase rocks!!!

  39. ila, Aug 23 at 6:00 am :
  40. apperantly my speach thingy doesn’t work with a bunch of whores…sorry for waisting my fucking time with you fucked up hoes! i was trying to make a fucking point about Ayu’s life, but i guess it doesn’t work because nobody here cares about it…so then i guess this means you guys won’t care what happens to Eminem or his children, well, i do! his kids are still young, but they don’t have much time to see their dad, now do they? NO! the reason being that Ayu broke up with Tomoya is simple. He’s not, i repeat, NOT her type. you can totally tell. but, she broke up with him because she was nagging him too much about her chihuahuas. she told him that when she leaves for filming or overseas tours, that he would have to feed, brush, and walk her chihuahuas every day. she has about four or five of them, too. Tomoya unfortionatly delt with too much of it and they broke up. it’s not Ayu’s fault that she cares and loves her pets.

  41. Emily, Sep 03 at 7:40 pm :
  42. Aww i was really hoping they would get married. I heard they split because they rowed to much over Ayu’s dogs.
    A bit of a lame reason to break up I think.
    Hmm, wonder if they’re still friends. Anyway I love both of them and hope they both find happiness soon although Ayu should probably start treating her dogs…like dogs and not as human babies like she’s prone to doing.
    >.

  43. hikari, Sep 17 at 5:36 pm :
  44. It’s interesting how the standards of Ayumi’s songs seem to decline after I am era (same time her relationship with nagase was announced). Hopefully her songs will improve because i’m really into her. TOKIO on the other hand i can’t care less.

  45. thank GOD, Sep 26 at 3:11 am :
  46. WOW i am so happy cuz i really dont like this guy Ayu need someone much better .

  47. asmayumi, Oct 05 at 1:32 pm :
  48. poor ayumi.. i hope she’ll happy with her life after all these kiosk..don’t worry about the bad guy anymore!! just keep survive and try to rise up ur popularity without the bad guy..!! keep smile and don’t give up!! ganbatte!! u can do it..!!

  49. micahblitz, Oct 07 at 6:08 am :
  50. The thing is, since they broke up she may not find another man. She’s way too famous and busy as it is. To find someone else would really question whether or not he loves her for her or because she is Ayumi.

    I wonder if she broke it off because maybe he wanted her to slow down her music and have a family. I think Ayumi is set on breaking every music record possible and she can’t take a break in order to achieve it. One break will mean one less #1 song. It happened with Namie Amuro and Utada Hikaru.

  51. peace???, Oct 09 at 7:11 pm :
  52. heyy,,, all heree.. u all looks like u really know who they are,,, i’m not their fans,, but already watch ayumi’s live concerts dvds and tomoya’s drama… i think ayumi’s voice isn’t that bad as you say!!! they oredii break-up so,, just let it be… i live in indonesia,,and here,,japan is famous for sushi,manga,harajuku,and AYUMI HAMASAKI!! with her thick make up,poor voice,old face,, she makes the world know japan more than before…….. however,, she’s a real “diVa” i thinkkk….ehehhe… she’s doing great!!! tomoya is cutee!! ahahha… peace all!!

  53. Anonymous, Oct 11 at 4:56 am :
  54. Well she is bad at english in some of her songs of course. WEll she wears SO much make up well mascara. Plus her fashion looks like it wants every one want to vomite but some one already did so what is the point! Also Ayumi shouldn’t be the diva queen so she should be the diva dweeb. HAHA!

  55. Leo, Oct 11 at 11:19 pm :
  56. For all people who’ve said bad things to Ayumi, they’re just jealous. Who are u poor people make a statement like that? You guys are NOTHING, jealous for ayumi’s great live? I’m her fans! So for all jealous jerk asshole stingy fuckinh bitch people, go to hell bastard!!! Hell always open for bad-hearted people!

  57. vee, Oct 15 at 4:25 pm :
  58. hopefully she wont end up like britney spears.and the world is spining n she keeps on winnin,but tell me what happen when its stop?

  59. Ronz, Oct 18 at 3:05 am :
  60. Duh!! I liked both Tomoya and Ayumi…. I think she’ll end up like Madonna… Haha.

  61. Carlito, Nov 04 at 11:49 am :
  62. That’s NOT cool. And to all the Ayu haters out there, you all SUCK!

  63. mika nakashima, Nov 07 at 5:01 am :
  64. NANDIYO?!!?!?!?

  65. utada hikaru, Nov 07 at 5:02 am :
  66. Aw. really.. what happened? This is shocking. Well. I hope you guys will end up together again! :D Love & Kisses.. utada.

  67. gma, Nov 13 at 2:51 pm :
  68. i luv Tomoya nagase;)

  69. yumi sachiko, Nov 17 at 1:56 am :
  70. maybe she break up with him because hes not her type or something…. i know she has a choice to break up with him, but there are always a reason to break…if its her choice and she has a reason for it… she cant jus dump him like that…remember every break up has a reason

  71. Jen, Nov 17 at 7:33 am :
  72. All you people who are hating on Ayu are just jealous. Her and Tomoya have problems just like every relationship, I’m sure it’s harder on them since they are both famous. Did you realize Ayumi is one of the top selling music artists in Japan? And of course her English isn’t perfect, SHE’S JAPANESE. And I’m sure there are PLENTY of men who would love to be with Ayu, not just because she’s famous, beautiful, and talented, but because they would truly want to win her love. So I wish a lot of you people who are hating and slandering Ayu here would just cut it out and think about BOTH of these human beings feelings for a change.

  73. Hikari, Nov 20 at 1:17 pm :
  74. Anyway, can u imagine what it was like for Nagase while he dated ayumi? In a country where men r cuturally-speaking supposed to support the family n there u have a girlfriend who’s making tons more than u. This break is really better for his pride n ego. Go ayu! No.1 consecutive single record is yours for the taking!

  75. Summing It Up, Dec 06 at 2:04 am :
  76. i think Ayumi is a great singer! i love her songs! to those who think she’s a bitch or a fucking meany, go to hell! you don’t know her…i don’t either…but you’re just saying shit about her that mostly isn’t true. yeah, she may have “i respect people who have things i don’t,” on her profile, but hey, we all do that sometimes, right? everyone sings horrible at live concerts even if it’s hers. don’t be hating because she’s famous and you’re not. now, i don’t know who Tomoya Nagase is, but whatever he did to have Ayu-chan break up with him, she had the right…but if it was the other way around, then i don’t know what she could’ve done wrong. and WHO doesn’t cheat on their boyfriends? seriously you guys. what kind of people are you? discriminating Ayumi Hamasaki for the stupidest damn reasons, i swear. she’s not fucking old, either. she’s 28 going to be 29 on October 2. my aunt is the same age as her. but my aunt’s birthday is in March. Ayumi doesn’t have to get married if she doesn’t want to. she has that choice. she has many choices to make. but think of it this way, if she gets married now or anytime as a Japanese Pop superstar, it can make her life very difficult with everything. i mean, look at Eminem! he’s married and he basically has no time to be with his children, Halie and Laney. now think about that happening to Ayumi Hamasaki. if she gets married anytime while in her superstar years, that could happen with her and her children. her children would never see her, she’d never see them. it would be a wreck! so next time when you guys have something to say about Ayumi Hamasaki, think about it. think about what you say. what you say, can really change a person’s life and her actions. Anyway, can u imagine what it was like for Nagase while he dated ayumi? In a country where men r cuturally-speaking supposed to support the family n there u have a girlfriend who’s making tons more than u. This break is really better for his pride n ego. Go ayu! No.1 consecutive single record is yours for the taking!
    All you people who are hating on Ayu are just jealous. Her and Tomoya have problems just like every relationship, I’m sure it’s harder on them since they are both famous. Did you realize Ayumi is one of the top selling music artists in Japan? And of course her English isn’t perfect, SHE’S JAPANESE. And I’m sure there are PLENTY of men who would love to be with Ayu, not just because she’s famous, beautiful, and talented, but because they would truly want to win her love. So I wish a lot of you people who are hating and slandering Ayu here would just cut it out and think about BOTH of these human beings feelings for a change.

  77. Exodus 33:23, Dec 07 at 12:20 pm :
  78. ayu and gackt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD but gackt has weird tastes T.T. too bad. just wish that gackt wud just get his head hit by an apple and fall in love with ayu. oh im so childish :) hahaha.

  79. Saori "melon" matsuda, Dec 13 at 3:09 am :
  80. good god people! you’re all acting like kids. Regardless whether you like Hamasaki or Nagase, there’s no need to slag them off and write immature comments about who’s fault it is, excessive makeup, so-and-so is mean etc. They are both humans, nobody is perfect, they are just people with feelings like the rest of us and its really none of our business. Lots of people genuinely feel sorry for them, so keep your opinions to yourself and stop sliming them all over the net. Thanks

  81. yes !!!!! that should happen long time ago !!, Dec 19 at 11:00 pm :
  82. I’m an Arab girl. i’m fond of the Korean and Japanese drama. I’m a big fan of Tomoya Nagase.
    I wish I can meet him one day. this is my dream. I adore him , I like the way he looks and the way he acts. how can a man be so perfect Tomoya Nagase!!
    Love you Nagase so so so so much. Kisses

  83. Majesa, Dec 21 at 6:59 pm :
  84. Ah well. Relationships break off all the time, and I hope they both end up happy. Some of these comments are plain mean. She speaks okay English from what I’ve seen, but I’m sure most of these posters speak fluent and perfect Japanese. Ayu Ayu, Ayu ready for love again? XD

  85. Anonymous, Dec 22 at 6:45 am :
  86. Duh people. We don’t say I like people who have things I don’t have. Thats mean. Her voice is so high she can break a glass in a bad way. I you think that we all do that go to hell like Ayumi because ALL pf you people are mean and belong there. There are some people that are japanese and can speak English BETTER THAN HER!!! HAHA In your face Dummies. Maybe you people should read learn whos bad of singing for DUMMIES like you.

  87. An Arab girl, Dec 23 at 4:52 am :
  88. I’m an Arab girl, how can I contact Nagase Tomoya?
    is there any possibality of meeting him if I visit Japan?
    I’m serious guys. any one can answer me please.

  89. valkate, Dec 30 at 8:27 am :
  90. hahahaha..nagase is mine now!!!!im dying to see you tomo..im truely,madly,deeply in love with you…i feel like im melting like an icecream when i see those abs of yours…im gonna die…

  91. Alicia, Jan 04 at 3:36 pm :
  92. I’m too lazy to ready through all these other comments to see if someone has already made the point I’m going to make… so if someone already did, just deal with it XD Anyways, I’d just like to point out the following: How does anyone know if they were really a couple in the first place? The entertainment industry pairs people up when it helps them sell stuff ya know. I rather doubt they were actually a couple. It just keeps other rumors moreso at bay (like rumors of one or both of them being homosexual). I’m not saying both/either of them are necessarily gay, though I don’t think it would be bad if they were. I’m just saying I’m not so sure there was romantic interest in the first place.

  93. Alicia, Jan 04 at 3:39 pm :
  94. Btw, why does anyone care so much to get all worked up about it?? They may be celebrities but they deserve some privacy and they deserve the freedom we all have of making choices and NOT having hundreds of people freak about them. Of course, like I said in the previous comment, who knows if the relationship and/or the breakup were actually a choice for either part involved. But still, if they truly were in a relationship and it’s now ended, there must be a good reason. Let them live there own lives and don’t act like you actually have any influence over who they date!

  95. Shane, Jan 05 at 4:26 am :
  96. Well said Alicia! Musical geniouses such as themselves shouldn’t be frustrated over the idiotic press and such, it could have a negative impact on their creative juices, therefore those that delve themselves into the tabloids and such are making things more tiring for these wonderful artists. True fans apreciate the music and the effort put into making an album/music, it’s stupid to pass judgement on trivial matters such as this, it’s their lives, people should let them be.

  97. Anonymous, Jan 08 at 6:18 am :
  98. She is just like those snobs that think their all that. She is really mean when her dogs come to work with her. Thats what i read. But she is better than hannah montana. But still does she have to only like the people that have stuff she doesn’t? That is stuck up mean. So basicaaly if you say to her ” can I be your friend”? She would say no because you have somw thing she has. why can’t ayumi like people that are nice to her and not people that have things that she doesn’t have? That is so stupid in one way or another. But I am glad I am not her. You know some people actually don’t like her. Otsuka Ai is better than Ayumi will ever be.

  99. Maldives/Ai, Jan 11 at 2:24 pm :
  100. Gooddddddddd News For me , Cause I love Nagase Kun

  101. blahh.stilettos, Jan 18 at 6:28 am :
  102. there is no need for such IMMATURE COMMENTS.

    it is rather stupid to be ranting about why you hate someone when CLEARLY this is a freaking BREAK UP article (if you have not noticed.)

    and what the hell does breaking up have to do with hamasaki’s make-up, wrinkles, singing, and etc.?

    and also one note: Dumbasaki and Meanasaki? my god, who ever wrote that must have a brain below the size of a gold fish’s. seriously immature, but i applaud you (you know who you are) for your creativity because it must have took you a WHOLE LOT of brain power to think of such depreciative names as those.

    but in my opinion about this break up: absolutely stupid. i mean, they have been together for 7 YEARS, my god get married or something. but no, they HAD to fight over some dogs (the lamest things to argue over in my opinion). i bet its depressing for them as it is for the dogs…

    but most celebrities do not stay together for long and this break up between them is just one of many other (billion) examples. that is all in the life of a diva.

    anyways i am sad that “this” measly little comment took away 3 minutes of my life span, but i hope that i have made a point.

    ps. |read|

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