The Curse of Best Mother Award of Japan! The Best Mother of Japan award is given to female celebrities every year to celebrate them as maternal role models. These awards are announced every May, near Mother’s Day.
The winners are chosen by public votes collected through surveys and events. And what if I tell you that there is a “curse” associated with this award? Many of the participants in the “best mothers” category end up involved in cases of infidelity, scandals, and complicated divorces.
The Curse of Best Mother Award of Japan! Infidelity, Scandals, and Divorces!
The winner of the 2021 award was Mariko Shinoda, who was later accused of betraying her husband, allegedly attempted suicide, and ended up divorcing earlier this year.
Michiko Kichise, the best mother of 2019, divorced her husband, apparently because of his snoring. And the 2017 winner was Maki Goto, who was also involved in infidelity.
Divorce has affected the marriages of other winners such as Anna Tsuchiya (2012), Kyoko Hasegawa (2013), and Yuko Ogura (2014). The tweet below shows what happened to several of the “best mother” winners:
Eriko Imai (2009) actually became a mother and wife through a forced marriage, and her marriage lasted only a few years. It was later discovered that she was in a relationship with another politician who was technically married, although separated from his wife.
They were caught when this photo of the two of them was taken on a train:
He eventually resigned from his position after admitting to falsifying expenses.
Allegations of adultery against actress Makiko Esumi (2010) led to her retirement from showbiz in 2017. As you can see, cases of infidelity and even divorces are quite prevalent in the Best Mother of Japan Award.
Via: Tokyo Calling
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