Photo/IllutrationActors Ken Watanabe and Kaho Minami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Actor Ken Watanabe is divorced after admitting to cheating on his wife, fellow actress Kaho Minami.

The talent agency to which Minami belongs issued a statement in her name May 17 that said: "In the 16 years since we first met, I have learned many things. Over the past year, I have been given the time to re-examine how I want to go on living. From now, I hope to live in a way that most befits me and with a smile that is unclouded."

When Minami, 54, was being treated for breast cancer last year, media reports surfaced that Watanabe, known for his role in "The Last Samurai," was having an extramarital affair.

Watanabe, 58, later admitted to the affair.