Congratulations are in order for KJ Apaand his girlfriend, Clara Berry, because the couple just announced that they’ve welcomed their first child together! Yep, the model gave birth to a beautiful baby boy — who they named Sasha Vai Keneti Apa — on September 23, 2021, and we couldn’t be more excited for the new parents.
“Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, born on the 23rd of September. He is a perfect perfection,” Berry wrote on Instagram on Sunday, September 26, alongside a pic of the newborn’s hands. “I am the luckiest to have now two men of my life, filling my heart with this cosmic gigantic vast love.”
Apa himself hasn’t shared anything about the baby but he did share Berry’s post to his Instagram Stories.
How Long Have KJ Apa And Clara Berry Been Together?
“KJ Apa is doing great, he’s very much in love right now,” he said. Later on in the interview, Apa added, “Yes, [I’m] alive and in love.”
Then, in February 2020, he finally made their romance Instagram official when he shared an adorable, PDA snap with Berry to his feed.
“Coup de foudre,” he captioned the post, which translated to “love at first sight,” but has since been taken down.
Then, in May 2021, the pair announced that they were expecting their first child together! At the time, the actor shared a pic of him and his beau, with her growing stomach on full display, and everyone quickly freaked out.
Who Even Is Clara Berry?
So who is Apa’s baby mama, you ask?! Well, at only 27 years old, she’s already accomplished so much! Berry has racked up more than one million followers on Instagram, and according to Vogue, she began modeling as a hobby while she was a fashion student in France. Then, she was signed by modeling agency Present Model Management in 2016, and has been working full-time ever since. She has modeled for so many major brands, including Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Diesel, Adidas, Free People, YSL Beauty, Off White and more.
Who Else Has KJ Apa Been Linked To?
Previously, Apa was linked to his A Dog’s Purpose costar Britt Robertson. Us Weekly reported that the New Zealand-born star was spotted kissing and holding hands with Robertson at Comic-Con in July 2019, and fans were so here for the pairing. Since they kept their relationship so private, we don’t know much else about it, so it’s still unclear what went wrong in the end.
Before that, Apa dated a normal girl named Corinne Isherwood. They were spotted spending a lot of time together in early 2018, but again, they pretty much kept the romance under wraps from the public. He didn’t publicly date anyone else before that, and in 2017, when he was asked about his love life, the 23-year-old told Cosmopolitan that he was waiting for the right girl.
“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,” he shared.
How Did KJ Apa’s ‘Riverdale’ Costars React To The News?
Naturally, Apa’s Riverdale costars were just excited as we all were about the fact that he had become a dad! They took to social media to show their support, and flooded Berry’s post with positive comments.
“River‘s new bestie,” Vanessa Morgan commented, referring to her own son — who was born back in February.
“Can’t wait to meet him,” Lili Reinhart said. “Congratulations.”
What Else Has KJ Apa Been Up To Recently?
Apa has been pretty busy lately. Not only has he been spending the last few months filming the sixth season of Riverdale, but he also recently released his very first album, Clocks.
“This music represents a piece of myself — my past, my future and my present. This is my living room journal. I lose all sense of time in this room making music. This is the place where I feel the most free,” he wrote on Instagram when it came out on September 25, 2021. “To me, letting go of these songs feels like letting you read my diary. Like standing naked in front of a crowd — it’s liberating to have nothing left to hide but also terrifying to share the thoughts and feelings from some of the most vulnerable parts of my life. Thank you to my mother @tessaapa for always helping and inspiring me to write. @jamiekuse for mastering, @jeanseledoujet for your magic and @clara.berry for taking my love for you to another dimension this week. The music is available to stream everywhere!”