|Intimacy Level:|| Good Friends|
Former one-sided crush
Although there was a strong attraction implied between the two, they never engaged in a true relationship, and were just close friends.
Years later in The Rhodes Not Taken, Will tracks April down with a little help from Emma and finds her drunken and washed-up. He manages to convince her to rejoin the Glee Club in hopes of replacing Rachel, who had recently quit to star in the school musical as the female lead. She sings Maybe This Time to impress New Directions leaving them shocked. She then sings Last Name with them at Invitationals. However, Will felt that she was too bad of an influence to handle the rest of the performance, resulting in April's departure from the New Directions. She left with newfound hopes of becoming sober and performing on Broadway.roller-rink and they sing Fire. She later tells him that she is now the mistress of an elderly strip mall tycoon, and gave up on being sober. She later tells Will that her lover died and his wife gave her two million dollars in order to keep the affair a secret. She buys New Directions the auditorium. She then leaves again, to start an "all-white production of The Wiz." Dreams with Will in front of New Directions to inspire them to sing songs only from the Fleetwood Mac album Rumours. Later, April and Will sing an original song, Nice to Meet You, Have I Slept with You?. Afterwards, April offers Will to go with her to Broadway where they both can fulfill their dreams together. Will, being tempted to accept the offer, declines in order to support the glee club. April goes off into Broadway with her new show, Crossrhodes: The April Rhodes Story.
Will visited April's Broadway stage of Crossrhodes: The April Rhodes Story, where he performed Still Got Tonight while waiting for April and imagining he was on Broadway. Instead a stage crew member told Will that April was at a cast party. However, the crew member heard Will perform, and told him that he would fit perfectly in Broadway and is welcome to join. Being tempted to join by his desires and by Dustin Goolsby, Will decides not to go to Broadway and stay as a teacher and help the members of New Directions to be able to reach their dream of winning Nationals before they graduate. April Rhodes does not appear in this episode, so it is possible that she doesn't know about Will's decision or has found out some way.
April was mentioned in The Purple Piano Project, when Rachel reveals the person who took Will's role won a Tony.