Sayaka Ichii who is now 32 years old announced that she is pregnant for a fourth time! Ichii announced via social networking site Instagram that she is due to give birth sometime in the spring of 2017. She said that it is her intention to spend each day with family and to never forget the importance of life and all the miracles that it brings. These days with so many unfortunate events happening in the world, this latest pregnancy of a former Morning Musume member is a really positive news story. Ichii’s first marriage was to CUBIC CROSS guitarist Naoki Yoshizawa in 2004. Ichii’s oldest daughter was born in August 2004 and her 2nd daughter was born in May 2007. However, in May 2011, Ichii and Yoshizawa divorced. Ichii made news in 2012 when she married a 37 year-old hairdresser. She gave birth to her 3rd child, a son in 2013. Ichii is not the only former Morning Musume member to give birth to more than one child. Former member Miki Fujimoto gave birth to a son Toranosuke in 2013 and gave birth to a daughter in August 2015.
Ichii has been leading a somewhat low key lifestyle since her departure from Morning Musume. She did make news in 2014 when she announced that she had submitted an application for the Otona AKB48 Audition. This was part of the process of selecting members ages 30 and older to become a member of the idol group Ofuro 48 for a short time. Ichii however did not win the audition. Even so, Ichii is one of my favorite members of Morning Musume. She is one of the hottest Morning Musume members! She released a photo book called Self on February 10, 2002. The photo book shows Ichii relaxing poolside while in showing her beautiful body dressed in a one-piece swimsuit! Congratulations to Sayaka Ichii and may she be blessed!