In fact, the couple announced that they were expecting their first baby together in May 2021. At the time, the French model shared the first photo of her baby bump on Instagram. KJ commented, “She’s pregnant btw.”
Clara announced that she and KJ had welcomed a son, Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, on September 23, 2021. “He is a perfect perfection,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am the luckiest to have now two men of my life, filling my heart with this cosmic gigantic vast love.”
The actor first teased his relationship with the model in December 2019 during WIRED‘s “Autocomplete Interview,” and told viewers that he was “in love.” Although the Songbird star didn’t share Clara’s name, fans were quick to speculate she was the object of his affection since KJ was liking all her Instagram pics.
“KJ Apa is doing great, he’s very much in love right now,” he said at the time. A few months later, the couple went Instagram official in February 2020. Rumors that KJ and Clara had split started swirling when they hadn’t posted on social media together, but the New Zealand native slammed any split speculation when he shared a romantic snap for Clara via Instagram Stories on her 27th birthday in December 2020. In fact, KJ even called her “my love.”
Prior to his relationship with the model, KJ kept details about his relationship status out of the public eye. “I think I’m just waiting for the right time, right girl. I’m pretty busy at the moment,” he said while chatting with Cosmopolitan in October 2017. “I don’t know how much I have to offer to someone right now.”
While he has been linked to a few ladies since stepping foot into the spotlight, KJ never really went public with any of them.
“Every now and then I’ll go out on a little date,” he said during an April 2018 interview with Seventeen. “The thing is, I don’t think it matters whether you’re looking for a relationship or not — it’s not for us to decide when we meet the love of our lives.”
KJ must have really found a keeper with Clara since the two are constantly packing on the PDA all over social media! To celebrate KJ and Clara’s whirlwind romance, J-14 decided to take a walk down memory lane and break down their entire relationship from the start. Scroll through our gallery for a complete timeline.
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