A long circling rumor has been revealed as true! In the new book “M Aisubeki Hito ga Ite”, it is revealed that Ayumi Hamasaki did date Avex founder and CEO Max Matsuura. The source? Ayu herself! The book by non-fiction writer Komatsu Narumi is based on interviews she conducted with Ayu and chronicles Ayu’s career from debut to stardom.
Ayu’s love for Max was very deep. She said that if she was to be asked if she ever had a big, once in a lifetime love, she would reply, “I loved one man so much that I destroyed myself.”