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AYUMI HAMASAKI BECOMES A MOTHER: Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki did not look pregnant in recent fan sightings, but she has now announced that she has given birth.

Posting on her Team Ayu fan club site, she revealed on Thursday she gave birth to a son at the end of last year.

The twice-divorced artist did not say who the father is, though there is talk she is in a relationship with a dancer who is 21 years younger than her.

Hamasaki, 41, called her son “an angel”, but the first-time mum added that she now has to learn how to juggle the twin demands of family and career.

Hamasaki, who was at the peak of her J-pop career in the 2000s, is slated to perform in Japan from next month to August in her Trouble tour. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline 'On social media'. Subscribe