Ex Morning Musumer leader and actress Takahashi Ai(27) will be marrying comedian Abe Kouji(38) in February next year. Despite having an age gap of 2 years, the pair have decided to bring their relationship to the next level after 2 years of dating.
Several people related to Abe Kouji said he will submit the marriage papers when he turns 39 next year, and they have started informing close friends and relatives about it.
Their relationship was first reported last year in June, where pictures of their drive date were published in a magazine. They met as actors in a stage play in May 2011. Takahashi graduated from Morning Musume in September that year and they started dating officially.
However, Abe Kouji was married to another woman at age 26. It ended in a divorce later and he has a daughter from that marriage. At one point in time, people around Takashi Ai expressed concern with regards to their marriage.
Despite this, Takahashi Ai came to think about marriage after seeing his dependable personality whilst she was recovering from pneumonia. She is currently not pregnant and will continue to work after marriage.