It was after 2016 Eurovision Song Contest when we learned that Sergey Lazarev had a son (Nikita). After three years and during a dramatic interview we learn that he also has a daughter, named Anya.
RUSSIA – During a dramatic interview in the show THE SECRET TO A MILLION, hosted by Lera Kudryavtseva, Sergey Lazarev made a big revelation. The show is about celebrities revealing or confirming rumours about them.
But this time, things were a bit awkward. Sergey will reveal a secret between him and the show hostess. The secret is the existence of a daughter, named Anya.
“This is perhaps the hardest and most emotional interview of my life. And the most frank … maybe even too much … probably because Lera was sitting opposite me — a person close to me and sometimes there was a feeling that no one heard us and we talked together, and I was only sharing with her. I know one thing: I’m unlikely to want to revisit many of the topics that I touched on in this program. I put all the dots on the ‘i’s. Look carefully and listen. I have nothing to add.”
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Это, пожалуй, самое тяжелое и эмоциональное мое интервью за всю историю. И самое откровенное… может даже чересчур… наверное, потому, что напротив меня сидела Лера- близкий мне человек и порой было ощущение, что нас никто не слышит и мы разговариваем вдвоем, и я делюсь только с ней. Знаю одно, я наврядли еще раз захочу с кем-то возвращаться ко многим темам , которые затронул в этой программе. Я расставил все точки на i , внимательно смотрите и слушайте, добавить мне нечего. Сегодня , в Воскресенье – 2 выпуска ( 2 разные части) «Секрета на миллион» в 14.00 и в 21.00. #секретнамиллион #сергейлазарев #лазарев @leratv
After the interview YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE singer posted a family photo with both Nikita and Anya, calling them his “suns” and feeling relieved from the big blast just came out during the interview. We are damn sure that Russian viewers are loving the drama and the TV ratings will be huge.
During the interview, Sergey explained that he and Lera had to hide the existence of his daughter that they both knew this could not last forever. Vokrug reports, the children (Nikita and Anya) have the same biological mother but were delivered via different surrogates. But Nikita was aside to his father when they picked up Anya upon her birth.
It was at the end of 2016 when press approached Lazarev with a tip about a potential son of his. Firstly he denied the information calling for privacy of his personal life but later on, he admitted everything, and we did well, as he managed to raise awareness about the joys of surrogacy and allowing Sergey to lead a more open life with his family:
“Public life is always seen through a magnifying glass, sparking a lot of conversations, rumours, discussions, often negative emotions. Even for adults and experienced people, this kind of attention is a difficult test, especially for a small child.”
Sergey now has Nikita’s name as a tattoo on his neck left side, below his ear.