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.