Who Is Tia Blanco? Learn All About Brody Jenner’s Girlfriend’s Job, Family and More
In it for the long haul! The Hills alum Brody Jenner found love with girlfriend Tia Blanco, who is currently pregnant with baby No. 1.
When Did Brody Jenner and Tia Blanco Start Dating?
Brody, 39, and Tia, 25, were photographed as a couple for the first time as they picked up food from Erewhon Market in Calabasas, California, in May. The couple looked comfortable together dressed in casual clothing as they left the organic grocer with coffee and to-go food in hand.
Although their relationship actually started in April, they waited a month to make things Instagram official.
The whirlwind romance was Brody’s first serious relationship in nearly three years. He was previously in a long-term relationship with ex Kaitlynn Carter, whom he began dating in 2014. After proposing to Kaitlynn in 2016, the reality stars unofficially tied the knot in Bali in 2018, but they were never legally married in the US. They broke up in 2019, and Kaitlynn quickly moved on with Miley Cyrus for a short-lived romance.
Kaitlynn is now dating fashion designer Kristopher Brock, with whom she welcomed son Rowan in September 2021. The couple is currently expecting baby No. 2.
How Did Brody Jenner and Tia Blanco Meet?
Brody and Tia, whose full name is Tiarah, have not directly told fans how they first crossed paths. However, they reportedly met while Brody was on a family vacation in Hawaii, per TMZ. The duo surfed together and the rest is history.
What Is Tia Blanco’s Job?
Tia is a professional surfer. She began surfing at the early age of 3 and won first place Gold medal at the 2015 International Surfing Association Open Women’s World Surfing Championship in Popoyo, Nicaragua, and again in the 2016 Championship in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica. She’s also ranked in the top 50 female surfers in the world by the World Surf League.
In addition to her pro-surf career, Tia has been a vocal advocate of veganism since 2013. On Instagram, where she has amassed over 500,000 followers, Tia shares advice on health, yoga and organic at-home recipes.
In 2018, she and sister Aja launched a cruelty-free, vegan skincare line called Dear Self. She was also an early-stage brand ambassador for plant-based food company Beyond Meat and appeared on MTV’s The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.
Where Is Tia From?
Tia is a Puerto Rico native. With a father in the military, Tia moved around quite a bit during her childhood — every three years to be exact — according to World Surf League. She was always able to surf, though, as her dad was in the coast guard, so they were always stationed near the ocean. Her family eventually settled in San Clemente, California, a hotspot for surfing in the U.S.
Tia had been splitting her time between Hawaii and California. It’s unclear if she’ll put down permanent roots on the West Coast while expecting baby No. 1, as Brody lives in Malibu.