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Grey's Anatomy: 15 Unforgettable Jackson and April Moments

By Erica Brown | May 14th, 2015

Are you still reeling from the Season 11 finale of Grey's Anatomy? You're not alone. Things don't look good for our beloved Jackson Avery and April Kepner, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a look back at the most memorable highs (as well as some lows) of Japril's past. Check out the videos below to see some of our favorite moments featuring this duo! 

The Beginning

It wasn't exactly love at first sight for these two. In fact, back when Jackson and April were the newbies from Mercy West, Dr. Kepner had a pretty big crush on Derek Shepherd. Watch the above classic Grey's Anatomy scene from Season 6 to see Jackson expose his future wife's secret to Meredith.

RELATED: April & Jackon - The Early Years

The Losing of the Virginity

April Loses Her Virginity to Jackson|Watch this classic Japril moment from Season 8!|April loses her virginity to Jackson the night before they take their boards. How does she react in the moments after? Watch this classic Grey's Anatomy scene from Season 8, Episode 21: Moment of Truth. And don't miss all-new episodes THURSDAYS 8|7c!

The night before taking the boards, sweet April Kepner gets into a mini bar brawl. (Seriously!) She's with her good pal Jackson after it happens, but their friendship quickly changes when she passionately kisses him. She's ready to lose her virginity. Now. But how does she react after it’s all said and done? Watch the clip above to find out.

RELATED: April Decides to Have Sex with Jackson

The Sexy Bathroom Scene

During a break while taking their boards, Jackson finds April mid-meltdown in the men's bathroom. He's having his own personal panic attack. They calm down once they start reminiscing about their night of passion. And then one thing leads to the next...

RELATED: Jackson Ends His Hook-ups with April

The Bus Explosion

A relationship doesn't ultimately work out for Jackson and April the first go-around. In fact, they each start seeing new people. But Jackson's almost-death stirs something inside April. She wants Jackson, but is engaged to another man. Jackson just needs to give a reason for her not to marry Matthew.

RELATED: April is Afraid Jackson is Dead

The Objection

Jackson Stops April's Wedding|Watch this classic Japril moment from Season 10!|On the day of April's wedding to Matthew, Jackson stands up mid-ceremony and declares his love for the bride. The only person more surprised than Matthew and Stephanie? April. Watch this classic Grey's Anatomy scene from Season 10, Episode 12: Get Up, Stand Up. And don't miss all-new episodes THURSDAYS 8|7c!

Eventually, he does just that. On the day of April's wedding to Matthew, Jackson stands up mid-ceremony and declares his love for the bride. The only person more surprised than Matthew and Stephanie? April.

RELATED: April Cries on Jackson's Shoulder

The Wedding

Jackson and April Get Married!|Watch this classic Grey's Anatomy scene from Season 10.|Jackson stops April's wedding to Matthew after he declares his love for the bride mid-ceremony. They run away together... but what now? Well, Japril decides to elope! Watch this classic Grey's Anatomy scene from Season 10, Episode 13: Take It Back. And don't miss all-new episodes THURSDAYS 8|7c!

After Jackson stops the wedding, April leaves Matthew at the altar and runs away with her ex. But... what now? Well, the lovebirds decide to elope! And soon after they get married, April discovers she’s expecting a baby.

RELATED: April Tells Jackson She's Pregnant

The Death of Their Baby

April Breaks Down in Jackson's Arms|We're having a boy...|April is in shock when she first learns about her baby's diagnosis. She insists on working and refuses comfort from her husband. When she finally breaks down, Jackson is there beside her. She tearfully tells him they are having a son. Watch this heartbreaking scene from Grey's Anatomy Season 11, Episode 9: Where Do We Go From Here.

Unfortunately, Jackson and April learn the devastating news that their unborn child has type two osteogenesis imperfecta, a fatal disorder. April is in complete shock. When she finally breaks down, Jackson is there beside her. She tearfully tells him they are having a son. Samuel Norbert Avery dies shortly after he is born.

RELATED: April Leaves Jackson for a Combat Zone

The End?

After the death of their son, April decides to go with Owen to practice medicine in a combat zone. She’s gone for months. Since her return, she hasn’t been the same. And after the tunnel collapse in the season finale, it’s clear she wants to go back. Jackson is surprisingly supportive. But she can’t expect him to be here when she gets back... The past year has hurt him so much.

Is this the end of Japril? Grey’s Anatomy returns with all-new episodes this fall!

Watch even MORE classic Jackson & April videos here!

 

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