J-ent remains more common that married actresses, and especially married with kids actresses, will retire formally and focus on the family. Nothing wrong with that but it’s sad to see so many faves leave the industry when there is plenty of optionality to continue their career. J-actress Ishihara Satomi got married two years ago and made it clear she was not retiring then but she got pregnant last year and I wasn’t sure if she was going to stay the course. She did and continued to work through her pregnancy showing up on TV programs and awards shows rocking various comfortable but elegant maternity wear. This week on April 21st she welcomed her first child with her non-celeb hubby so this does mean she won’t be working for the next few months or more. Congrats to Satomi and wishing the growing family happiness with their new bundle of joy.