Former Morning Musume member Natsumi Abe and her husband Ikusaburo Yamazaki have welcome a new baby boy into their lives.
Abe gave birth to the couple's second child together on October 31. The mother and child are said to be in good condition.
"We will nurture our irreplaceable children carefully. We'd also like to thank everyone who always supports us. Please continue to warmly watch over us," the two said in a joint statement.
Abe and Yamazaki married each other on December 29, 2015. They first met in 2011 when they co-stared in the stage production of "Wuthering Heights", and began dating in August of 2011.
On July 26, 2016, Abe gave birth the couple's first child, a baby boy.