Robin Thicke and his girlfriend April Love Geary are expecting their first child together.
Geary announced the happy news on Thursday, by posting a photo of her sonogram on Instagram. “Robin and I are very excited to share with you all that we’re having a baby!” she wrote in the caption.
She also mentioned that the child has expected birth date to match Thicke’s father Alan Thicke, who recently passed away: “The due date is March 1st, Alan’s birthday!”
According to Us Weekly, the baby is expected to be a girl. Read on to learn about Geary, her career, and her relationship with the “Blurred Lines” singer.
1. She & Thicke Their Relationship Official in 2015 After His Divorce
Prior to the start of their “official” relationship, Geary gave an interview to Daily Mail in which she was asked about her relationship with Thicke. “We’re friends,” she said “I’m not going to give any more comment than that.” When asked if their friendship was strictly plutonic, the model laughed and again explained “I’m not going to get into any details.” Geary also failed to comment on whether or not Thicke was in the “friend zone.”
The couple made made their first public appearance in May 2015, several months after Thicke’s divorce from actress Paula Patton. They’ve been practically inseparable ever since, according to E! Online, and Geary even received the seal of approval from Alan Thicke before his death.
“She’s lovely,” he told E! News, “[Robin has an] album coming out and April is there and supportive… We like her a lot.”
2. She is a Fashion Model for IMG Worldwide & Photogenics
Geary has spent the past few years as a fashion model for IMG Worldwide & Photogenics. “IMG Models is the international leader in talent discovery and model management, widely recognized for its diverse client roster,” says their official website.
“The agency’s offices are located in six world capitals: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, and Sydney.”
Her online portfolio includes work for fashion labels, magazines, and nude photos, all of which you can access here. In addition to her professional modeling, Geary also posts photos of herself and Thicke on Instagram.
The post above shows the couple with each other’s initials written on their fingers.
3. She’s Been Seen Spending Time with Thicke’s Son Julian
Thicke and Patton gave birth to their son Julian Thicke in 2010. After their divorce however, the two parents began a custody battle that dragged on for much of 2016. In an interview with Daily Mail, Thicke discussed what he believed was the cause of the custody battle.
“I believe Paula’s sudden ardent opposition to me spending time with Julian is a product of residual anger she holds toward me,” he said. “Neither my family not I would permit Paula or her family to attend the funeral of my father on December 20, 2016.”
Thicke added that “Paula did not have a positive relationship with my father and often made negative comments to me about my father. It is my belief that Paula only wanted to attend because it would have resulted in additional public exposure for her.
As such, she was not welcome at his funeral.” In March 2017, The Los Angeles Times reported that Thicke and Patton are close to reaching a custody agreement.
Since Thicke began dating Geary, Julian was spotted bonding on a family trip to St. Barts, where he played with them on the beach. Geary has also posted several photos with Julian.
4. She Doesn’t Care About the Age Gap Between Her & Thicke
Geary, 22, and Thicke, 40, have an age gap of 18 years. Despite this sizable gap, the fashion model has made it clear that age is not an issue with it comes to her relationship. “We’re out here LIVING while most of y’all are still bothered by an age gap,” she wrote on Instagram.
This past Valentine’s Day, she also jokingly posted a photo of them with the caption: “Robin Thicke & his “much younger girlfriend” enjoying Napa Valley for Valentine’s Day.”
The couple quickly fell victim to the rumor mill in 2015 when Life & Style Weekly reported they were engaged to be married. “Robin recently proposed to April and she said yes,” claims a source for Life & Style, and despite his parents’ disapproval with the speed of the proposal, “He doesn’t want to risk losing her. Both his parents have told him to take some time and not rush into marriage again so soon.” A publicist for Thicke told NY Daily News that this rumor was “100% untrue.”
5. She & Thicke Don’t Have Immediate Plans to Get Married
During an interview with Hot 97, Thicke was asked about the possibility of getting married again to Geary. He made it clear that he wasn’t particularly enthused about the idea, saying “Yeah, that’s pretty far off. Jupiter far off. I’m a romantic. I’m a songwriter. My favorite city is Paris so anything could happen. It’s not in my plans right now. I’m married to this music.”
Thicke went on to explain that the idea of marrying someone else after his divorce is still a difficult one for him. “Her and I were together for so long, your whole life revolves around each other. Once we were broken up, I had to open some other windows and that became a better relationship with my mother and father, a better relationship with my aunts and uncles, a better relationship with my cousins, my younger brother, and most importantly my son.”
With the news of Geary’s pregnancy, of course, the singer may just change his mind.