WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

KJ Apa reveals he wants to return to his homeland New Zealand after wrapping on Riverdale

Riverdale concludes its sixth season next month, with their seventh and final season set to be in 2023, with star KJ Apa already making plans for his post-Riverdale life.

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, the 24-year-old actor starred in a New Zealand soap opera called Shortland Street before landing the role of Archie Andrews on The CW’s Riverdale after a global talent search.

Apa revealed to US Weekly during the CW says in May that he plans to return to New Zealand later this year… and he wants to convince partner Clara Berry to move there permanently with their eight-month-old son Sasha Vai Keneti Apa.

Post-Riverdale: Riverdale will conclude its sixth season next month, with their seventh and final season set to be in 2023, with star KJ Apa already making plans for his post-Riverdale life

Post-Riverdale: Riverdale will conclude its sixth season next month, with their seventh and final season set to be in 2023, with star KJ Apa already making plans for his post-Riverdale life

Convince: Apa revealed to US Weekly during The CW upfronts in May that he plans to return to New Zealand later this year…and he wants to convince partner Clara Berry to move there permanently with their eight-month-old son Sasha Vai Keneti Apa

Convince: Apa revealed to US Weekly during The CW upfronts in May that he plans to return to New Zealand later this year…and he wants to convince partner Clara Berry to move there permanently with their eight-month-old son Sasha Vai Keneti Apa

‘I’m going back’ [to New Zealand]† Yes, 100%. I’m going back this year,” Apa said, adding that he wants to show his son his homeland with 28-year-old Berry, whom he married in 2020.

“I want my son to get to know his family there. I have to convince my girl to think about moving there. Maybe,” he added.

“It’s far from anywhere, but I definitely want to go back,” Apa clarified.

Family: 'I want my son to get to know his family there.  I have to convince my girl to think about moving there.  Maybe,

Family: ‘I want my son to get to know his family there. I have to convince my girl to think about moving there. Maybe,” he added

Go back: 'It's a long way from everywhere, but I definitely want to go back', clarifies Apa

Go back: ‘It’s a long way from everywhere, but I definitely want to go back’, clarifies Apa

He has been romantically involved with French model Berry since 2020, and in September 2021 they welcomed son Sasha Vai Keneti Apa.

The actor has not been home to New Zealand for three years due to strict travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

The CW renewed Riverdale for season 7 in March, but revealed in May that it would be the last season Apa said he and most of the cast saw coming.

Happy couple: he has been romantically involved with the French model Berry since 2020 and in September 2021 they welcomed son Sasha Vai Keneti Apa

Happy couple: he has been romantically involved with the French model Berry since 2020 and in September 2021 they welcomed son Sasha Vai Keneti Apa

“I think a few of us saw it coming,” Apa said, pointing out that the cast had no say in the decision.

“I can’t speak for anyone else but I will be very sad to say goodbye to Archie, to Riverdale, to our sets, to our crew,” he added.

“It’s exciting and it’s sad, you know, because we made so many memories of this show. I have a child now,” he said.

Saw it coming:

Saw it coming: “I think a few of us, we saw it coming,” Apa said, pointing out that the cast had no say in the decision

Farewell:

Farewell: “I can’t speak for anyone else but I will be very sad to say goodbye to Archie, to Riverdale, to our sets, to our crew,” he added.

“I’ve been through so much in the last six years and I know everyone has been through it. Yes, growing up a lot in the past six years,” he added.

He added that he was “very lucky” to have a job as Riverdale, adding that he has “days off here and there” and that he is “lucky to spend time with my family.” .

The one thing he won’t miss, though, is “the red hair,” adding, “I’m not going to miss dyeing my hair every week, bleaching my hair.”

Growing up: 'I've been through so much in the past six years and I know everyone has been through that.  Yes, growing up a lot in the past six years,

Growing up: ‘I’ve been through so much in the past six years and I know everyone has been through that. Yes, growing up a lot in the past six years,” he added

Lucky: He added that he was

Lucky: He added that he was “lucky” to have a job as Riverdale, adding that he has “days off here and there” and that he is “lucky to spend time with my family.” bring’

No red: The one thing he won't miss, though, is

No red: The one thing he won’t miss, though, is “the red hair,” adding: “I’m not going to miss dyeing my hair every week, bleaching my hair”

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More