26-year-old actress Yoko Maki is the latest to announce a sudden wedding. She tied the knot on Tuesday, and she is currently three months pregnant, due to give birth early next summer.
Maki's husband is a 26-year-old salaryman in an industry unrelated to show business. They have reportedly been dating for about three years, and they are already living together.
Maki has been gaining in popularity since her appearance in the Fuji TV action drama "SP" in late 2007. While her pregnancy means that she won't be able to do any more action roles for the time being, she plans to continue working until her last month of pregnancy, including her voice acting role in the ongoing "Michiko to Hatchin" anime series. She is also aiming to return to work as quickly as possible after the child is born.