This particular gossip update came out last month but I never got around to posting about it then. I was knee deep getting hooked on Oguri Shun‘s new J-dorama Border (so freaking awesome and unexpectedly funny) so this slipped past me until the rumors surfaced of Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao maybe dating for real and perhaps planning to get hitched. It reminded me of Shun and his wifey of two years Yamada Yu and triggered the memory of reading in the April edition of Japanese tabloid magazine Shukan Josei that reportedly Yamada Yu is three months pregnant! Since getting married, Yu has wanted a baby but the couple had trouble conceiving so last year she was referred to a celebrity OB/GYN who specialized in infertility and went in for treatment. Both Yu and Shun are reportedly over-the-moon about the pregnancy but don’t want to confirm the news until the high risk first trimester is over. Yu’s reported pregnancy comes on the heels of the persistent tabloid rumors that Shun is cheating on her. The latest dish involves a tabloid snapping pics of Shun going out to a late dinner with his Lupin the Third costar Kuroki Meisa, who herself is married to Akanishi Jin and has a baby daughter with her husband. Shun’s known Meisa for a long time, ever since they did the Crows Zero movies together, so they could really have been just hanging out. Or not, who knows. The rumors of MatsuJun and Mao tying the knot led me to rewatch Hana Yori Dango and it’s so startling to see how many of the leads in the dorama has gone from playing high school students to hitting their thirties and getting married leading to having babies down the road. It really does feel like the end of an era. Congrats to Shun and Yu if they really are expecting a baby! With their genes that’s going to be a gorgeous little boy or girl, and tall to boot.
A reporter from Shukan Josei actually ambushed Yu outside the couple’s apartment to ask her about being pregnant. She appeared to want to say something but ended up not responding. Then when she was about to get into the car and leave, someone shouted congratulations and her whole face broke into a beaming smile before she departed.