On April 1, former AKB48 member and actress Shinoda Mariko (34) announced that she gave birth to her first child.
Via her Instagram and Twitter accounts, Shinoda reported, "I apologize for making a personal announcement during this time, but I gave birth to a healthy baby girl the other day. Thankfully, both myself and baby are doing well."
She continued, "I am still not used to it and make many mistakes, but please continue to watch over me warmly. Finally, I am praying from the bottom of my heart that this situation will come to an end as soon as possible."
Shinoda tied the knot with a non-celebrity man on February 16 last year. Congratulations to the new parents!