On May 21, former Nogizaka46 member Hatanaka Seira uploaded a video on YouTube announcing that she is currently pregnant with her second child.
Hatanaka reported, "It's a personal matter, but at this time, I have been blessed with my second child! I am almost in my sixth month. I am making this announcement because I'm now in my second trimester."
She continued, "I have been anxious because of the coronavirus, but I am happy to finally be able to make the announcement to everybody. Since I have been blessed with this precious life, I am praying that it will grow healthily inside of me until it is born."
Hatanaka's daughter, who turns two years old next month, also made an appearance in the video. She expressed that she is happy that her daughter will become a big sister.
She went on to reveal that she had a rough first trimester. "My condition has settled down now. I'm due sometime this fall. It would make me happy if you would continue to watch over me warmly," she said.
Hatanaka graduated from Nogizaka46 in April of 2015. In January of 2018, she announced that she had gotten married in 2017. Her daughter was born in June of 2019. Congratulations!