Former AAA member Chiaki Ito Glows at her Baby Shower

Former AAA member Chiaki Ito recently held a party at her home ahead of the birth of her baby.

Ito was joined by her closest friends, including product designer Shigeru, former ViVi reader model Ami Haruna and actress Waka Inoue who all shared photos on their blogs. The color theme followed soft pastels and the tablescapes were filled with vivid flowers and an eclectic selection of both Japanese and western foods to pick at.

Inoue, who gave birth to her first child in July 2015, commented, “Chiaki-chan’s happy aura is too amazing. I’ve never seen a more happy, radiant pregnant woman. The party was wonderful.

Ami Haruna took to her Line blog to share photos from the party.

On January 12 of this year, Ito announced on AAA’s official fan site that she had married a businessman in his 40s and revealed that she was 3 months pregnant at the time. Later, the singer announced her departure from the group at the end of March and continued her activities through April.

Chiaki Ito expects to give birth by July.

  • Comments

    • Bubi.

      suddenly i want a baby

    • Bubi.
      • surfboardt

        If only your posts were reversed in order lol

        • Bubi.

          they ARE i just deleted this one at first because the image wasn’t show up but now im realizing it ruined the moment

    • Karen Khoo

      Where are the AAA members? I thought they are her close friends too…

      • nothingsover

        Actually, AAA have always had more of a coworkers relationship than a best friends relationship. All of them have their own close friends.

        • Karen Khoo

          Aww that’s sad… but it’s reality. Thanks for replying :)

          • nothingsover

            Don’t be sad! It’s actually a very good thing and a key to their success as a group in my opinion. They’ve been able to work together for so long I think because they maintain a good balance in their relationships. I’ve always appreciated that unlike a lot of other idol groups, they never try to force an image of being super close best friends. And with a coed group like AAA, that could’ve easily led to rumors and scandals too. Instead they’ve always shown that they get along well but they also have their own friends.

            • inoarcher

              I don’t think that’s entirely true. Compared to other groups, they are definitely closer, and it isn’t fake either. They do give themselves enough time away from the group to do their own things, but it is a fact that AAA member do hang out occasionally, usually consists of going out to eat after a rehearsal, or going to concerts/football games together. No, they don’t force a “best friends” image like idol groups, but they were close enough where used to get into lots of fights because of the dynamics of their group. They didn’t always get along well, it took years for them to fully develop relationships, and that is what makes them closer. All the years together, they had to learn to get along, which eventually developed into a lasting friendship.

              What they rarely do is hang out one-on-one unless it’s a specific member whom they are used to hanging out with. Example: Nissy and Shuta were roommates, so they hang a lot, Chiaki and Leader share some what of the same group of friends, so they hang a lot too. Chiaki and Misako consider each other their other halves (Misako saying that Chiaki is an irreplaceable part of her life). Misako is an introvert, so she likes to stay at home on her free time, hang with her few close friends, but she will occasionally hang out with Nissy, Shuta, and Hidaka as a group (although the first time she and Shuta ever hung out with just the two of them was last year, which shows that they don’t hang out one-on-one often). Shinjiro, being the youngest, has his own group of friends in the music industry, so he hangs with them mostly.

              They do celebrate each other’s birthdays, usually when the birthday falls on a work day (fun fact, AAA’s debut song was recorded on Misako’s birthday).
              It’s not so much that they aren’t close friends, rather, they have a good balance. They are tight-knit, but they don’t chain themselves to each other’s personal lives. Chiaki isn’t going to force the members to hang out with her friends just as much as Misako wouldn’t force any of the member to hang out with her friends, so on and so forth.

              That’s the reason why AAA isn’t invited to her baby shower, because this is her personal life and her personal group of friends, and she’s not obligated to invite them unless she wanted to, and the members understand this and don’t expect any more than that. It’s the fact that they’re close that they don’t expect anything.

              • Karen Khoo

                Thank you so much for the clear and detailed explanation!!!

              • nothingsover

                I probably didn’t express what I wanted to say as well, and I think you said it way better. Thanks for responding! It was a much more thorough and easy to understand explanation than mine. Yeah they’re definitely close but they have their own private and separate lives as well and know how to balance it.

              • Bubi.

                Good post!

    • Midori

      Wait…the other AAA members weren’t invited? That’s weird…o.O

      • nothingsover

        I don’t think it’s that weird. It looks like it wasn’t a huge baby shower, and the AAA members were never “best friends” or anything. They do get along well, but often for birthdays they don’t even celebrate together.

        • Midori

          I see. I never followed AAA closely, so I thought it was weird. But your reply cleared things up.

          • nothingsover

            Yeah as a long time fan, I’ve noticed that while the members are close – having been together for so long – they also have their own groups of friends and independent social lives. I think it’s one of the things that kept them together for so long to be honest. They don’t try to pretend as if they’re best friends. And as a fan that’s one of the things I’ve always appreciated about them the most.

    • nothingsover

      She really does look radiant in those photos. It looks like such a lovely baby shower. I’m happy for Chiaki <3

    • kamben is here

      This gives me a nice feeling <3