When questioned by Sponichi, Wakui said, "We are seeing each other and we're serious about each other. Work is work and private is private. I try to make sure to keep the two separate. And I feel like working even harder than before."
Sugisaki's management company was also contacted and confirmed that the two were seeing each other.
According to another Sponichi article, the two started seeing each other in the spring and hit it off.
Sugisaki's is currently a reporter for a weekday morning news program on Fuji TV called Mezanyu (めざにゅ～). And while both their schedules are fairly hectic, she was seen cheering for Wakui during a start on 6/1 at Seibu Dome. The two were later seen driving off in a car.