Natsumi Abe Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Singer and former Morning Musume member Natsumi Abe gave birth to her first child on July 26. Abe and her husband, actor Ikusaburo Yamazaki, made a joint announcement through her agency on the 27th. Both the mother and child are said to be in good health.

“On July 26, a healthy baby boy was born between us,” the statement read. “The moment he was born, both of us cried tears of joy, and we were very thankful.”

The couple began dating in 2011 after starring together in the stage play “Arashigaoka” (Wuthering Heights), and married on December 29 last year. They announced Abe’s pregnancy in February this year.