Goto Maki  holds wedding ceremony

Former Morning Musume ace Goto Maki (29) has finally held her wedding ceremony after a half a year of registering for marriage with her husband.

The couple had previously begun dating several years ago and rekindled their flame the summer before last. He is with a non-celebrity 3 years her junior from her hometown and is who Goto attributes to re-jumpstarting her career after a series of tragedies within her family.

Wearing her wedding dress, Goto commented, “I fell in love with this dress at first sight because of its beautiful, cute yet adult-like lace.

I’ve always wanted to wear a wedding dress. Since we have been preparing this wedding for about half a year, I was delighted when I realized my dream would finally come true,” she gleefully continued.

Among 200 guests, other former Morning Musume members in attendance included Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi, Ishikawa Rika, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Ai Takahashi and Nozomi Tsuji (accompanied by her two eldest children).

(via Daily Sports Online)

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    • Krys

      This is so sweet. I can’t believe it was eight years ago that I bought her last album under H!P. I didn’t even realize she’s nearly 30.

    • surfboardt

      My first thought when I heard about Maki Goto getting married was that it’s nice that she appears to be able to be happy again after a string of unfortunate events in her personal life, so it’s nice to hear her confirming that she is indeed at a happier place in her life now.

    • Mr Waffle

      So glad to see this. I met her family years ago, what happened with her brother and mother was terrible. Hope things will go well for them in the future.

      • Ja’Crispy

        I’m sorry, but I’m not very familiar with her. What happened?

        • Mr Waffle

          Basically, a few years ago her younger brother was involved with bad stuff- he went to prison after an attempted robbery of a construction site to steal copper cabling IIRC (that stuff is worth a fortune). Her family used to have a restaurant (where I met them- fans were common there) but it closed a while later and her mother later died after falling from a window of their home (whether it was intentional or accidental isn’t known). Her father also died about 20 years ago, so it’s safe to say her family has had some troubles.

          • Ja’Crispy

            How devastating! Poor woman. I wish her the best from now on. Thank you for taking the time to explain.

      • eureeka

        Mr. Waffle! This post caused a flood of nostalgia for me and you are the icing on the cake! I loved your H!P subs and always looked forward to them before my own Japanese was sufficient to go sub-free.

      • bakaneko

        yeah, i remember all about that too.. it was horrible… things with her bro (i used to like EE Jump songs back then) and mom… and nice to see an old face here.. many old timers had gone with the wind and it’s been lonely.. *sigh* life happened… >.>

    • No

      Pls take care ;_;

    • Partay

      She looks stunning. <3

      Congrats Gocchin! So happy for her ;a;

    • sumomona

      seriously who would have thought that out of all momusu og to be married, gocchin would be the one with the most fellow members at her ceremony lmao

      ahhhhh she’s so cute ♥

    • tiffany nicole

      I really happy for her,I wish her all the happiness in the world! Nozomi’s kids are so cute

    • Marie

      She looks great but the Kate Middleton inspired dress was a boring choice.

      I’m still curious about what her husband looks like.

    • sarah

      The kate middleton dress ..

      But the dress doesn’t matter.. As long as she’s happy. She’s been threw too much shit she deserves happiness.

    • j d

      Wasn’t she going into porn at one time? Pity she didn’t.

    • Duck

      Lucky guy to marry Goto Maki