On Wednesday, May 19th, KJ Apa and his longtime girlfriend Clara Berry announced thrilling news that they would be expecting a child together! KJ Apa is the second actor from the cast of Riverdale to start the journey of parenthood.
In the summer of 2020, Vanessa Morgan revealed her own pregnancy with an Instagram post. Vanessa got married in early 2020 to her partner, a baseball pitcher for the White Sox, Michael Kopech. Vanessa and Michael welcomed their baby boy, Rivers, on January 29th. To Vanessa’s luck, her pregnancy has been added to the show so her character, Toni Topaz, will also be a new mother. Vanessa went on maternity leave in December but posted on April 15th, “back to work looks a lil different these days” with a picture of her and her baby. Although, it seems another cast member, Kj, might be taking his own paternity leave soon.
In 2017, Kj spoke with Seventeen about the success of Riverdale. He mentioned in the interview how he had never been in a romantic relationship before. He added, “I think I’m just waiting for the right time, right girl. I’m pretty busy at the moment. I don’t know how much I have to offer to someone right now”. It didn’t take long for Kj to find his “right time, right girl” because in early 2020 Kj posted a picture with Clara Berry with the caption “coup de foudre” which translates to “love at first sight”. Fans were quick to find out that Clara Berry is a fashion model from France as the couple publicized their relationship. Nonetheless, even though the pair have been dating for almost two years now, many may have not known Kj had a girlfriend. Kj and Clara have kept their relationship more on the private side. Luckily to fans’ delight, Kj and Clara still do have a good number of photos of each other on their Instagram accounts.
Together they both decided to tell the world about their baby by posting pictures on their separate Instagram’s. On Kj’s Instagram, he presented a photo of him and Clara sitting on a couch. However, in this post, the baby bump is not clear, but Clara, herself, posted a picture to clearly define her pregnancy news. She had no caption, but she tagged Kj on her belly. He commented on the post “she’s pregnant btw” to which Clara responded “we are” with a heart emoji. Many of Kj’s fellow co-stars shared their love for the news in the comments. Camila Mendes stated “another nemém on the way” and Vanessa Morgan said, “Rivers soon to be bestie.”
Nothing else has been released from either Clara and Kj about their news but fans and supporters are excited for the next step in their lives and cannot wait to see them as parents!