Dad goals! KJ Apa has been gushing over his dreams to become a father way before expecting his first child with now ex-girlfriend Clara Berry.

The Riverdale star and the French model announced that they were expecting in May 2021 via Instagram. At the time, Clara broke the internet with a photo of herself showing of her baby bump. In the comments section, KJ revealed, “She’s pregnant btw.”

Clara responded to his sweet announcement with, “We are,” alongside a heart emoji. The actor also uploaded his own photo showing off his pregnant girlfriend at the time. While he didn’t caption the photo, KJ and Clara were sitting alongside each other on a couch. While the I Still Believe star looked at his phone, Clara had her hand on his head with her baby bump on full display.

KJ first hinted that he was off the market in December 2019 during an interview with WIRED. When he was asked how he was feeling, The CW personality responded, “KJ Apa is doing great, he’s very much in love right now.”

Fans were quick to do a deep dive on social media and speculate that he was walking about Clara. It wasn’t until February 2020 that the couple went Instagram official. Previously, the Songbird star was romantically linked to actress Britt Robertson and model Corinne Isherwood.

Throughout their time together, the duo kept their relationship under wraps, for the most part. However, Clara confirmed the pair were officially broken up in February 2024, after fans asked the model if she was still in a relationship with KJ.

“No,” she said in a TikTok video, via French translation. “You can see that I’m happier, no?”

“I am not with my son 50 percent of the time and therefore won’t know 50 percent of his life,” the 30-year-old explained of the difficulties of co-parenting. “That is something that is hard to accept.”

While the pair had previously kept their relationship relatively private and off social media for the most part, the last photo Clara shared of KJ was in 2021 — which originally led fans to sound breakup alarms. On top of that, all photos of Clara have been wiped from KJ’s profile.

Scroll through our gallery to read KJ’s quotes about being a dad. 

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