On January 5, former AKB48 member and singer Itano Tomomi announced her marriage to professional baseball player Takahashi Keiji of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The OG members of AKB48 congratulated Itano on her marriage.
As expected, AKB48's former general manager Takahashi Minami was one of the first ones to congratulate Itano on Twitter. Former SKE48's Matsui Jurina shared a photo of herself and Itano saying, "Tomochin-san and Takahashi-san, please build a wonderful family full of laughter. I wish you many years of happiness."
On her Instagram account, where Itano made her marriage announcement, Oshima Yuko commented, "Tomochin, congratulations! You guys look good together." Similarly, Kojima Haruna wrote, "Congratulations. You two are so cute!" Miyazawa Sae and Takajo Aki also left congratulatory comments.
Meanwhile, Itano's junior Sashihara Rino tweeted, "The other day, I was talking to Kojima-san about introducing Chin-san to Ungirls' Tanaka-san... Tomochin-san, congratulations!"
Among the original 'Kami 7' members, Maeda Atsuko married in July of 2018, Shinoda Mariko in February of 2019, and Takahashi in May of 2019. Itano is the fourth member to tie the knot. The other members are Oshima, Kojima, and Watanabe Mayu, who left showbiz last June.