Pregnant Tia Blanco Shares Why Boyfriend Brody Jenner Is "Everything I Dreamed Of"

In an exclusive interview with E! News, surfer Tia Blanco shared what excites her most about becoming a mom alongside boyfriend Brody Jenner.

By Mike Vulpo Mar 09, 2023 2:30 PMTags
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Tiarah "Tia" Blanco's love for her expanding family is as deep as the ocean. 

More than two months after announcing her pregnancy with boyfriend Brody Jenner, the professional surfer can't wait to start a whole new chapter as a mom. 

"I am super thrilled," she told E! News in an exclusive interview. "Personally for me, I've always had a very special bond with my dad. Growing up, he was very hands on in my surfing career and in my life, and I know Brody is going to be the best dad ever."

According to Tia, the father-daughter relationship is "just out of this world."

"It's this special relationship," she continued, "so I'm really excited to watch Brody be a girl dad." 

Throughout her pregnancy journey, Tia, 25, has had Brody, 39, by her side as they found out they were expecting a baby girl during a sex reveal party in February. And when Tia looks back on her love story, which began in April 2022, she can't help but feel grateful for finding such a special guy. 

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"He is everything I dreamed of as a little girl growing up when I would think of my dream man," she told E! News. "He's supporting, kind and loving and we share a lot of the same interests and passions in life. I think a lot of our beliefs and what we want is very aligned. Our lifestyles are very aligned. We just have a really good time together. He's also my best friend."


When not setting up baby registries or decorating the nursery, Tia made time to partner with JOLYN for a swimwear line. Available online now, the spring 2023 collection features items that can make any woman feel beautiful when they're soaking up the sun. 

"I really wanted to make sure that all body types could wear my bikini line and feel confident," she said. "I feel like all the styles are very flattering for all women."

In fact, Tia was almost four months pregnant when she participated in a photoshoot for the JOLYN x Tiarah swimwear line.


"I was really nervous to shoot my campaign pregnant, but I was very pleased that a lot of the bikinis are super flattering on me," she said. "The feedback so far from a lot of women has been really positive. I didn't want to cater to just one body type."

And as Tia continues designing clothes for JOLYN, she hopes to instill a valuable lesson in her daughter: You can do anything you put your mind to.


"I want her to know that she is loved beyond measure and praise her for not only her accomplishments in life, but just for her being her," she said. "No matter what she does in life, we love her for her."

While this baby will also be Brody's first child, it won't be his parents' first time as grandparents. Linda Thompson earned the title when her son Brandon Jenner welcomed his first child with ex Leah James in 2015. As for Caitlyn Jenner, she has 20 grandkids from her six children including Kylie Jenner

"We have the most amazing support crew from his family and my family," Tia said. "This baby is already very loved and I've already received a lot of help and support." 

By Marenah Dobin

We interviewed Tia Blanco because we think you'll like her picks. The items shown are from Tia's Jolyn collection. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our links. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Prices are accurate as of publish time.

Shop these standout styles from Tia's swim collection with JOLYN.

JOLYN Nazare Long Sleeve Zip-Up Surf One Piece

This long sleeve surf suit has a semi-exposed zipper to prevent discomfort and rubbing. It's just as stylish as it is comfortable. There are three colors to choose from.

JOLYN Nova Scotia Surf Onesie

Feel pretty in pink in this one-piece swimsuit. This swimsuit is supportive thanks to its built-in bra. It's available in three additional colors.

JOLYN Keramas Bikini Top and Padang Padang Bikini Bottom

This polka dot swimsuit is made from recycled fishing nets and discarded nylon. Both pieces are available in two fashionable prints.

JOLYN Kewalos Bikini Top and Swamis Bikini Bottom

It doesn't get any cuter than these ruffled bottoms. They pair perfectly with this triangle top and the other pieces from Tia's collection. 

JOLYN Keramas Bikini Top and Piha Surf Short

This swim top is supportive and stylish. If you're looking for full coverage, these matching surf shorts are a fashionable pick.

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