KJ Apa, 23, shared the sweetest photo to reveal that he’s expecting his first child with girlfriend Clara Berry, 27! Clara also broke the pregnancy news by sharing her first-ever baby bump photo shoot.
Huge news, Riverdale fans: KJ Apa is expecting a baby! The 23-year-old actor who plays Archie broke the news by sharing an Instagram photo of himself sitting on the couch next to his 27-year-old girlfriend, model Clara Berry, who had a baby bump. You can check out the sweet photo here. Clara gave fans a closer look at her bun in the oven in even more photos that she posted to her Instagram page on May 19, which you can also see here. She made sure to tag KJ right on top of her pregnant belly!
The expecting parents kept their announcements brief. KJ simply used a red heart to caption his photo, while Clara cheekily added a chef emoji underneath her baby bump photos. All of the photos that KJ and Clara shared were shot by Hart Denton, who is actually KJ’s co-star on Riverdale.
KJ’s Riverdale family offered their congratulations in his comments section. “Rivers soon to be bestie,” Vanessa Morgan — who just gave birth in April — commented with a heart emoji, while Asha Ashanti wrote, “Congratulations KJ!!” Meanwhile, co-stars Madelaine Petsch and Charles Melton left affectionate emojis — you can see them in the screenshot above!
KJ and Clara have been happily dating for over a year! They were first romantically linked together when KJ revealed he was “in love” during his “Autocomplete Interview” for WIRED in Dec. 2019, although he did not say who with at the time. He DID offer some foreshadowing for his future role as a father, though! In response to a Google search question that asked “Is KJ Apa a dad,” he said, “No, I’m not a dad. I will be one day, looking forward to it.”
KJ didn’t keep his lover a mystery for too long, though. He shared an Instagram photo of himself kissing Clara in Feb. 2020, and the secret was out! KJ let fans know they were still going strong by the end of the year, when he gave a public shout-out to Clara on her birthday this past December. More recently, in May of 2021, the duo went on a getaway to venture through ice caves in Canada (both are staying in Vancouver at the moment, where KJ is filming Riverdale).