The Sankei Sports newspaper reports that Dream Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko (38) is getting married. According to the newspaper, she will register her marriage today (April 1) and then hold her wedding ceremony this June.
Last December, the newspaper reported a rumor that Nakazawa would be getting married this spring, but nothing was officially confirmed at the time.
Nakazawa has been dating the president of an IT company since around August of last year, after being introduced to each other by a friend. The man, who is said to be around the same age as Nakazawa, is based in Fukuoka but spends about half of the year in Tokyo for work. The two apparently are already living together, at least for the time while he is in Tokyo.
Nakazawa was once the leader of Morning Musume and is currently the leader of Dream Morning Musume. According to the Sankei Sports’ previous report, Nakazawa plans to move to Fukuoka, which may make it difficult for her to continue as the group’s leader. However, it is said that she plans to continue working in show business.