Former Morning Musume singer Maki Goto announces marriage

TOKYO —

Former Morning Musume singer Maki Goto, 28, announced on her blog Tuesday that she has married.

Goto said she and her husband, whom she described as “an ordinary man,” registered their marriage at the ward office on Tuesday morning.

Her husband is believed to be a 25-year-old company employee from her hometown, whom she has known for about seven years, Nikkan Sports reported.

Goto has been out of showbiz for the past 2 1/2 years after a series of setbacks in her personal life, including the death of her mother who fell from the third floor of her home in Tokyo.

In her blog, Goto thanked her fans who have always supported her. “I’ve been longing to have a family and that desire got stronger with each day.”

She said her husband is someone she can always relax with. “He is a warm-hearted person and I was motivated to start my showbiz career again through his love and support.” 

Japan Today

  • 1

    sensei258

    May you find your happiness.

  • 0

    DaveAllTogether

    While she is far from my favortie Musume member I hope she can find some happiness in her life.

  • 0

    Puff_the_Magic

    At first glance I thought it said "renounces". lol

  • 6

    papigiulio

    Good for her, she could use some happiness in her life after all the trouble she had.

  • 0

    Magnus Roe

    ok

  • 2

    shinhiyata

    Lucky guy - she's a cutie !

  • 0

    oldman_13

    At least it's not some old foagie 20 years her senior.

  • 1

    DaDude

    While she is far from my favortie Musume member

    She is actually my favorite and first celeb crush when I moved to Japan.

  • 3

    Fandango Spoonmonkey

    "Goto said she and her husband, whom she described as “an ordinary man,”.

    Gosh. She certainly knows how to make a guy feel good about himself.

  • 2

    ryuusei

    @Fandango Spoonmonkey

    she probably meant non-celebrity

    Ordinary is not bad at all, better than some of the scandal-ridden Johnnys we hear about all the time

  • 0

    Wolfpack

    At least it's not some old foagie 20 years her senior.

    Darn! That one got away...

  • 0

    AKBfan

    She would be my "Go To" Musume singer if i wanted to get married.

  • 0

    wtfjapan

    hes an ordinary man!? so what makes an extraordinary person!? a astronaught , leading scientists, careworkers working with third world poverty these are extraordinary. and ex member of Morning Musume definately not!

  • 0

    Strangerland

    hes an ordinary man!?

    You're judging a translation taken out of context. It was likely something along the lines of:

    -旦那様は芸の会に入っていますか? -あぁ、違います。普通の人です。

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