If you have been following Japanese music scene for decades, then you might know Morning Musume.

Since the launch of the group in 1997, it was an extremely popular idol group during early- to mid-2000s. The group is still going, the member has completely changed since then.

Ai Kago was the fourth generation Morning Musume member, entering the group in 2000.


She's had a pretty dramatic life - she was caught smoking underage twice, got beaten by her boyfriend, attempted suicide, her boyfriend got arrested, and bears a child and marries the baby's father who later got an arrest warrant.

With not a lot of artistic activities, many fans were left wondering what she would do.

But according to the tabloid 'Jyosei Jishin', Ai Kago has made a divorce in June. Some are suspecting that the two was able to agree to a divorce on the condition that Kago drop charges towards her ex-husband for beating her.

It is not clear whether Kago will continue pursuing her music career; there's been various rumors surrounding her future. With all the ups and downs she's been through, it would be great if she can live a less frenetic life.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.