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.”