While Drew said Hannah, who is now 4 years old, is “totally fine,” the actress admitted it was a surreal moment. It is unknown whether this was reconstructive or cosmetic. While their reverend was getting their exercises for the next week, Matthew wanted to discuss an important area of their relationship where they are compatible, but not equal. Libby KepnerKimmie KepnerAlice Kepner She knew Jackson took the case because the hospital was close to where his father lived, so she had Meredith switch with April, figuring she'd offer a better support system. April was glad that he did and thanked him, but confessed she still had some feelings for him and wasn't ready yet to be friends again. On the day of the divorce signing, April and Jackson look at their relationship over the last 6+ years. Arizona had already removed her uterus and wondered why April hadn't called her sooner. Harriet Kepner-Avery (daughter via April) Jackson Avery , M.D. April walked out and ended up staying with Arizona and Callie for a few days. She explained that all throughout their marriage, she wanted Jackson to know God like she did, but he never. Dr. Jackson Avery and Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy | Credit: ABC. Bailey then brought Matthew by for a visit. Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Jackson A., April K. - Words: 732 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2013 - Status: Complete - id: 9548315 She was married to Jackson Avery, with whom she has a deceased son, Samuel, and a daughter, Harriet Kepner-Avery. Jackson prays to God to bring April back. Later that night, Jackson FaceTimed April because Harriet wouldn't go back to sleep, so April sang to her to lull her back to sleep. April created a life for the two of them that she is proud of. However, in the end, no matter how hard they tried to stay away, they couldn't resist each other. They continued to work together to find a solution and eventually when they did, they ended up having sex given their track record in hotels. Jackson had previously told April he wouldn't be attending her wedding, but she asked him one more time if he would be there. The real wedding catastrophe arrived when Kirsten went into anaphylactic shock. She tried to get him to hang on to see his wife, but he believed her to be his wife as he started dying. He continued being rude to her for quite. April responded saying that she was. She offered April drinks after she divorced Jackson. She was convinced she didn't really die as she hadn't met Jesus, which she was sure she would if she actually died. However, right before inducing, April decided she couldn't do it yet, because they hadn't figured out a name yet and mostly because she was still hoping for a miracle, and she returned to the ER to work. Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. Toward the end of the season, April was in a car wreck with Matthew and almost died, but she woke up as soon as she heard Jackson praying for her. Jackson Avery/April Kepner; Jackson Avery & April Kepner & Harriet Kepner-Avery; April Kepner; Jackson Avery; Harriet Kepner-Avery; Summary. As Jackson wanted to know everything they could get to know, they ran a test to find out what type their baby was suffering from. While he didn't want to worry his wife, they told him his condition was worse enough to call her. After the shooting at the hospital, Jackson and April became close when she noticed he'd been having nightmares about the tragedy. She was forced to tell him personal details about herself in an attempt to prevent him from shooting her. Does Jackson get custody of April’s baby? She scrubbed in with Jackson and tried to talk to him during the surgery, but he snapped at her every time. He gave her his blessing, but still wasn't sure he would be at the wedding. When the trauma center at the hospital closed, April worked night and day with Derek Shepherd to hatch a plan to keep it open. Her mother is a teacher, while her father stays home and tends to the farm. This hurt Jackson's feelings and he broke up with her - stating that perhaps this was a sign they shouldn't be together. She wanted him to leave so she could vomit in private, but he stayed to look for breakfast. Arizona was one of the last people to find out and told the others that April and Matthew were seeing each other again. [43], When April first arrived at the hospital, she was extremely insecure and wrote notes to herself in a personal diary to help cope with her insecurities. He tells her whenever he's around her, he loses all thoughts. Samuel Norbert Avery †Harriet Kepner-Avery [39], After the scandal about Harper Avery broke to the press, Maggie found out that Jackson had funded the Contest himself. The next morning, he joined her in the shower. [22], A few days later, April and Arizona had lunch where they talked about Eliza ghosting Arizona. Last She sat down with Arizona and convinced her that falling in love with Callie again after all the hurt she caused wasn't a catastrophe, giving her rekindled love with Matthew as an example that people change and that life changes them. When she went home to pick up her iPod, Jackson asked her to end their fight, as the children they were discussing were hypothetical after all. When a group of rugby players ended up in the ER, they tossed around their ball and hit April as she was draining an outer ear bleed, resulting her accidentally cutting the ear off. After surviving a near-fatal accident, she resigned from Grey Sloan to help the homeless who need medical care. [7], A few days after having retaken her boards, April was still anxiously waiting to hear about the result. April joined him in the ambulance bay, where he told her that he understood that she wanted Jackson and that he didn't give her a chance to say no because he proposed in front of all these people. April dreamed of being married in a field full of beautiful flowers with butterflies that are released when she says "I do" and mints that have the phrase "mint to be" on them but ended being married in two private ceremonies. Later, one of the rugby players requested another doctor based on the accident. She initially refused because she needed boundaries, but promised him she'd think about it. Meredith defended April when her peers were joking about April's virginity, and even told April she was beginning to like her when she stuck up for herself and put everyone else in their place. April warned Matthew for a curve, but they ended up in a car accident. Soon after, Karin Taylor ended up in the ER in labor. This prompted Alex to kiss her, but being a virgin she asked him to slow down - which frustrated him to the point that he screamed at her. Jackson de-virginized and married April Kepner.> FAMILY: Jackson is the Harper Avery's grandson, and he shirks the legacy that comes with that title. She then completely spun out of control and frantically started performing CPR on a dummy she had made up a life story for. Although Jackson and April were seeing different people, they remained friends. Tom opened up about his own crisis of faith after losing his son and inquired about the reason behind her crisis of faith, but she avoided the question by initiating more sex. At the end of the evening, Leah helped April and Arizona get in a cab to bring them home. She said to Jackson that they dodged a big bullet and that they wouldn't have to get married anymore. All of Me April has fasted (abstained from any food or drink for a period of time for religious observation). April is a bit of a photographer. She's the first character of whom a pregnancy that led to birth lasts for more than one season. He proposed to her and she happily accepted. After things had calmed down, Maggie came to apologize as she felt her scolding Jackson was out of line, since April was the one who should be yelling at him given their shared daughter. He asked her for guidance, but, thoroughly shaken by the events of that day, she was unable to provide an answer. April then confesses to Jackson that she is unsure how to explain to Matthew that she is no longer a virgin, but still wishes to wait until marriage before having sex again. Meredith is also a bridesmaid at April's wedding. Fans of the hospital drama often been divided on the couples of Japril (Jackson Avery and April Kepner) and Mapril (Matthew Taylor and April). When Derek Shepherd became Chief of Surgery, he rehired April, because he thought she deserved a second chance. NEW YORK -- The relationship between April Kepner and Jackson Avery on. [33], He stayed overnight. She went home to Jackson. She was ice cold and had no vitals. Jackson wasn't getting an invitation, as Matthew didn't want to invite him, but April figured that he would come as Stephanie's plus one. 192 Their discussion was resolved when Jackson decided he'd accompany his wife and children to church, as he felt that was really important for his wife. He exclaimed that she had no idea. He later apologizes, however, and tells April to be honest with Matthew, stating that once he gets to know her, he will want to follow her anywhere. They all passed except April. [46] Jackson was furious with April for not telling him herself. She lashed out as she thought it was unfair she was getting punished for someone else not following the rules. "Unless I'm not," she replied, still asking him to give her a reason not to. After Arizona was outed by Callie as being a cheater, April found herself relating to her in a weird way. Although April was not a board-certified surgeon like her fellow doctors, she remained at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital as an attending trauma surgeon, with the intent of retaking her medical boards the following year, confident that she would pass the second time. Shows. April continued to hover and told Owen that she had a feeling it was a gastrointestinal problem, which turned out to be correct. Arizona recognized that from own life and assured her that it becomes a new normal. After April had a day with several cases that made her question God and her faith, she went to the bar, where Vik came to sit next to her. During the race for chief resident, April and Cristina were assigned a case together and April often spoke out to Cristina about her habit of bending the rules, much to Cristina's annoyance. She seemed to deal with Reed's loss alone after the shooting. His bones were breaking inside the womb, devastating April. He proposed to her via flashmob and she said yes, smiling from ear to ear and crying tears of joy. Five years later after divorcing Jackson, April was reunited with Matthew after helping his wife Karin deliver their baby. Without it, she wouldn't be able to go through with it. April punished him for that by assigning him an intern. Cristina's pregnancies lasted for two seasons as well, but those never led to a birth. Title(s) The doctors worked together to crike her and had her taken to a local hospital. Despite this, he fell asleep at her place more than once. Jackson suggested a baby nurse, but April made it clear she couldn't afford that and that she did not want his help since they were separated. With a little encouragement from Derek, however, she finally began doing surgeries again and went on to become an excellent surgeon. April Kepner Neither does she look like. He saw a worried Bailey hovering outside and told April it was okay for her to come in, though April refused that. [1] April was fired shortly after the merger after a mass hotel fire brought an overflow of patients into the ER. NotGreyKepner the RebootThe PartyDr. Her jealousy caused her to steal April's diary and then read it. Owen gave her credit when he told Matthew the diagnosis. Much of April's personal life was revealed while she was being held at gunpoint by Gary Clark. April said she did, and Owen approved of this, as all first responders are good guys. All of the guests are allowed to bring a plus one. Meredith assured her she wanted the Award badly and was sticking around because their patient reminded her of Cristina. She told him he was on the right path.[41]. Jackson felt like she was abandoning him again when he needed her the most so he offered her an ultimatum. Familial Information Her daughter was born on the kitchen table of, During a severe hernia case, April was the general surgeon on-record before it was transferred to. April gives birth to Samuel Norbert Avery. Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Contest Prototypes Day, Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right, Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story, https://twitter.com/sarahdrew/status/781950575126515712, https://greysanatomy.fandom.com/wiki/April_Kepner?oldid=332387. Owen and April's friendship grew stronger during her second pregnancy when Owen consoled her as she was breaking apart from stress and fear that the pregnancy would end in another disaster. She even answered April's phone (pretending to be her) and told the hospitals that they were missing out because April was "an amazing little surgeon." April later turned to Arizona for advice on the sex issue, but Arizona can only say that her sex with Leah is awesome, making April leave in frustration. He immediately broke it off and told her to face whatever was wrong with her. After the accident, April quit her job to do God's work, which meant devoting herself entirely to the clinic providing healthcare access for Seattle's homeless community. April deeply appreciated it and thanked him. Children After the wedding failed because April ran off with Jackson, Cristina said, "I was on the fence about Kepner, but now I'm not only a friend, I'm a fan.". When she failed and was let go from the hospital, he flew out to Moline - her hometown and hired her back saying he should never have taken her job away from her. A push from Derek got her to do surgery again. That night, April attended Maggie's game night with her own booze. April later attended the intern mixer to mingle with the newest group of interns. Jackson suggested that they get a divorce and he moved into Ben and Bailey's house to stay separated from April as she would not leave on her own. The doctors left Jackson alone with April. Jackson Avery/April Kepner; Jackson Avery; April Kepner; Ben Warren; Arizona Robbins; Alex Karev; Catherine Avery; Summary. He told her there are no guarantees for a life free of suffering or injustice in faith. In surgery, Jackson got texts from a panicking Stephanie and he told a nurse what to reply. She will often cry when she loses a patient and will go above and beyond to make sure her patients are comfortable. They later signed the papers shortly after April found out that she was pregnant with Jackson's baby. After surgery, she started thinking that she really didn't pass and they just didn't inform her because it was the second time she failed. She then spent the entire day apologizing to people that she had treated badly during her crisis of faith. He snapped again, and she asked why he did. After the shooting, Meredith invited April to move into her home because April had been previously sharing an apartment with her deceased best friend, Reed. In the supply closet, April found a crying Arizona, but she pretended to be fine. They decided to switch off every year for Christmas. When April told her parents she wanted to become a doctor, they were "over the moon" about it. Kepner is initially a surgical resident at Mercy West Medical Center. When she returned from a wild goose chase, Taryn told her that Casey had set that up to get her away. And then she lost God and it made her feel like Jackson somehow had won, which she hated and made her hate him. He refused to be given more medication before his wife's arrival. When April was let go by the hospital for making a mistake in the ER, Cristina defended her to the other residents, claiming that everyone made mistakes that night and April was only fired because she was caught. When she got to the party, Jackson begged her to go back to the hospital and grab cooling blankets to cool the champagne, and she obeyed. In the aftermath of his breakup with Lexie, Jackson decided to put his love life on pause and focus on his career.… Attending Trauma Surgeon She later returned to work in the ER. [6], Jackson asked April to scrub in with him on a surgery as the interns weren't working due to Heather's death. That had never happened to her before and it scared and angered her. Jackson defended Bailey, but April firmly said they all knew that Eli was dying and that his death was on Bailey. Nobody does romance quite like Grey’s Anatomy, and the love story between Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew) is the only proof you need. April then revealed they weren't hypothetical anymore, as she was pregnant accidentally. After his death, April went to the chapel and found a guilt-ridden Bailey there, trying to light a candle. Profession Growing up, April had terrible acne and wore braces and glasses until college; landing her the cruel nickname of duckie ("the ugly duckling") given by her sisters. ET's Katie Krause spoke to the 39-year-old Grey's Anatomy star, and he revealed that he's hoping for his character, Jackson Avery, to reunite with his ex-wife, April Kepner. April lost her best friend, Reed Adamson, the first victim of the shooting. Jackson was an arrogant young surgeon, and unbeknownst to the other doctors, the son of Harper Avery. April then went to check if Jo and Alex were ready, only to discover that they had disappeared. They talked for a moment about how April would take care of Harriet once she could leave the hospital. She later met up with him in an on-call room and made sure he knew he was appreciated, and that she noticed all the good he's been doing. April said she woke up the next morning in the bathtub with her Spanx still on, so they knew that nothing like that had happened to her. ("Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"), Roy took advantage of their relationship to get better opportunities at work. However, the test came back negative, to which April responded with relief and delight. April was right in front of the shooter when he shot Derek, and she told him her life story, stating she hasn't lived yet, nobody had loved her, the shooter told her to run. April saves his life by assembling her fellow doctors to operate although Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital was no longer a trauma center at the time. Distraught and having lost God in the face of all the unfairness and inequity and cruelty she had been confronted with that day, she ended up watching a grieving Matthew with his daughter in the ICU, after which she went to the bar to drink. He asked her if she was happy, which made her cry. April then told Maggie that she could tell that Jackson liked her, and she felt like Maggie liked him, too. Maggie later came to apologize to April, who assured Maggie that Jackson had a reasonable explanation for what he did. some time, but she still treated him as a friend - doing his laundry and sharing her groceries with him. Suddenly a crying Stephanie appeared and hugged Jackson. Catherine came to Seattle to meet her granddaughter and she was told by April that she and Jackson had named the baby Harriet, after Harriet Tubman. She questioned what she did to deserve that, but they both don't remember anything about that night. She had a small work crush on him but nothing developed between them because  Derek's invested in his relationship with Meredith. Jackson paged April and told her that he had set aside a substantial amount of money for their daughter, so she would never have to worry. 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