We can get so wrapped up in the relationships on our favorite TV shows that it’s sometimes easy to forget we’re watching fictional love stories. Thankfully, the actors that portray the lovable Pearson family clan and their circle of friends on “This Is Us” seem to be just as lovable in real life as they are on the show. (Though married or dating other people, naturally.)
Here’s a look at the true “This Is Us” love stories. (Warning: There are season two spoilers ahead, if you haven’t watched it yet!)
Characters: Randall and Beth Pearson
Rebecca and Jack know how to keep the romance alive, and Kate and Toby are adorable. But Randall and Beth give both couples a run for their money.
Played By: Sterling K. Brown
If you think Randall and Beth have an amazing relationship on the show, you should read about actor Sterling K. Brown’s real-life marriage of 10 years to actress Ryan Michelle Bathe. The hashtag #couplegoals was invented for them.
Played By: Susan Kelechi Watson
Susan Kelechi Watson has kept her private life very private, so her love life status remains a mystery. Though she seems to get along well with Sterling K. Brown’s real-life wife, which is music to a “This Is Us” fan’s ears.
Characters: Jack and Rebecca Pearson
Jack and Rebecca make us swoon with their love through thick, thin and three kids.
Played By: Milo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia has previously dated his costars Alexis Bledel and Hayden Panettiere. But he and Mandy Moore are not an item. Instead, Ventimiglia reportedly is dating fashion marketing coordinator Kelly Egarian (below left) whom he took to the Emmys.
Played By: Mandy Moore
Moore’s ex-boyfriends pre-Adams include Wilmer Valderrama, tennis star Andy Roddick and Zach Braff.
Characters: Kate Pearson and Toby Damon
After connecting at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting in the first season of “This Is Us,” Kate and Toby started dating and their relationship grew quickly. The pair married in the season 2 finale.
Played By: Chrissy Metz
Played By: Chris Sullivan
Character: Miguel Rivas
Miguel and Shelly were best buds with Jack and Rebecca. Then Miguel and Shelly announce they are getting a divorce. Years later, after Jack dies, Miguel reconnects with Rebecca on Facebook and eventually the two marry.
Played By: Jon Huertas
In real life, Jon Huertas has been married to Nicole Bordges since 2014.
Madison is kind of kooky but her heart is in the right place. It looked like she and Kevin might hook up at Kate and Toby’s wedding before we flash forward to Kevin’s plane ride to Vietnam where he’s seen cuddling with Beth’s cousin.
Played By: Caitlin Thompson
In real life, Caitlin Thompson, who plays Madison, is married to “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman.
Character: William Hill
We find out in season one that Randall’s biological father is bisexual after meeting his partner, Jesse, whom he met in recovery.
Played By: Ron Cephas Jones
While clear information aboutRon Cephas Jones‘ love life is hard to come by, he at one point was with jazz singer Kim Lesley. Lesley is the mother of his child, Jasmine Cephas Jones, 28, who is a Broadway actress best known for her roles in the original production of “Hamilton.”
Character: Kevin Pearson
Ladies man Kevin Pearson has hooked up with or dated a number of women since “This Is Us” premiered. His reunion with ex-wife and childhood sweetheart, Sophie, didn’t ultimately work out. But the show’s second season did end with a flash forward showing him jetting off to Vietnam with Beth’s cousin Zoe.
Played By: Justin Hartley
Actor Justin Hartley was married to fellow “Passions” actor, Lindsay (Korman) Hartley from 2004 to 2012. The two have a daughter together. Hartley recently remarried, this time to actress Chrishell Stause.
Character: Dr. K
After his first wife’s death, wise Dr. K connects with a woman at the grocery store and eventually marries her.
Played By: Gerald McRaney
In real life, Gerald McRaney is married to fellow actor Delta Burke.
Who’s your favorite “This Is Us” couple on the show and in real-life?