Rumours of Eikura's pregnancy have been swirling around since January as it was noticed that she was wearing baggy clothing and large coats most of the time in the ongoing NTV Winter 2017 drama "Tokyo Tarareba Musume". When she appeared on NTV's information programme "ZIP!" on 18 January to promote the drama, she suddenly starting coughing and left her seat but never returned even till the end of the segment thus causing concern and speculation about her condition. According to insiders, some staff members of the drama already knew of her pregnancy back in December last year thus they had planned the filming accordingly to accommodate her condition. Filming of the drama is expected to end on 18 March but Eikura is said to be continuing with her other work activities and will begin her maternity break slightly later.
Kaku and Eikura met on the set of TBS Autumn 2014 drama "N no Tame Ni" and began dating since the summer of the following year before they got married last August.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi