As a result of this report, Takenouchi was asked by the press about his relationship status when he appeared in Kyoto on 16 October for the opening ceremony of the 1st Kyoto International Film Festival. Although he wanted to say something in response to the media's questions, he was quickly whisked off by the staff and left the red carpet area. Subsequently, both Takenouchi's and Kurashina's agencies released statements confirming that they are indeed dating and asked for the support of everyone around them.
Takenouchi and Kurashina worked together for the first time in the TBS Spring 2012 drama "Mou ichido Kimi ni, Propose" which was said to be what led to the beginning of their relationship.
Source: Sponichi / Daily Sports