“I love you, April. I always have. I love everything about you. Even the things I don’t like, I love. I love you and I think you love me, too. Do you?”
— Jackson Avery
"But we are something worth fighting for, and I want to fight. So I'll fight for the both of us. I will launch a full-scale assault. I will ambush and slash and burn and fight until I am bloody for us. I will fight to the death because I vowed to. And nothing that's happened since then has changed that."
— April Kepner
I don’t want to just date, April. I want the whole damn thing.
— Jackson Avery
Our baby will be fine. He'll be fine or she will be because she'll have us.

Yeah Of course She will. You know my mom says "That's how the world changes...." "Good people raising their babies right." Wait, Wait is that a real thing cause I though that was just my mom. I love you.

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Japril in 11x06
Start Date Moment of Truth
End Date None
Relationship Type Divorced

Possibly still in love

Status Divorced
Children Samuel Norbert Avery†

Harriet Kepner-Avery

Seasons 8, 9, 10, 11 , 12
Person 1 Jackson Avery
Person 2 April Kepner
Seasons 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14.

Japril is the relationship between Jackson Avery and April Kepner. Japril is a combination of Jackson and April. The duo has been friends since the Mercy West Hospital/Seattle Grace Hospital merger. It is believed that they were friends before the merger due to the fact the both came from Mercy West. They are currently divorced and with a child

Early History Edit

Jackson and April start off as best friends and over the seasons they develop feelings for each other. Jackson famously states "I have feelings. I have a lot of 'em." April: About what? Jackson: You. About you, April. For you. April knows Jackson wakes up screaming at night because he has nightmares (she said this when she said she was a virgin). April is the only person Jackson lets himself be vulnerable with. She was his person when he had nobody else left. Jackson was the person April lost her virginity to and the person she left her fiancee at the alter for.

Japril is the only couple on Grey's Anatomy to have 2 stand alone episodes. The most viewed video on YouTube from Grey's is of the couple's bathroom scene.

Jackson and April showed us what it is like when two people become best friends after a tragedy, and when best friends turn into something more. Their clumsy relationship in on-call rooms, his stoic perseverance to let her get married, the storm inside of him when he saw the love of his life about to marry someone else. Then, a blissful marriage, she’s the one and i love our secret marriage bubble and a love so real and so profound I haven’t felt the same for a fictional couple since. Through weddings and child loss and divorces and child birth, they remained each other’s person.

Jackson and April are soul mates.