Elementary college connection! While Kevin Pearson’s relationship with Sophie Inman has had its truthful share of ups and downs all through This Is Us’ tenure, the twosome retains discovering their method again to 1 one other.
The NBC drama, which premiered in September 2016, follows the lives of the Pearson household throughout a number of timelines because the “Big Three” siblings develop up alongside their mother and father, Jack and Rebecca (performed by Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, respectively).
Eldest brother Kevin Pearson (portrayed by Justin Hartley) was a single playboy when the sequence debuted. However, devoted followers shortly discovered that he was lengthy divorced after his marriage to Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) imploded amid dishonest allegations.
As Kevin navigated his altering career as an actor, he additionally realized that actual love had been lacking in his coronary heart since he and Sophie had been an merchandise. After recurring all through the primary season, Breckenridge landed a starring position throughout season 2 — when her character rekindled a romance with Hartley’s within the current timeline. For the subsequent 4 seasons, the Walking Dead alum returned in a visitor starring capability attributable to different work commitments.
“I did do a scene where they did old makeup, but I don’t think it made it to the show,” the Virgin River star solely informed Us Weekly in June 2021, teasing the fast-forward scenes in 2032 the place Kevin has been pictured sporting a marriage ring. “Every time they’ve asked me to come back in the past, I’m like, I hope that I’m in the house at the end of the show and you see me in, like, old makeup and everybody’s like, ‘What? Oh, my gosh!’ And, like, you’re not sure if she’s just there because their mom is in hospice or if they’re together. I really hope that happens.”
Showrunner Dan Fogelman and the This Is Us writers saved the id of Kevin’s spouse secret for years. However, throughout season 6, they ultimately confirmed that Kevin and Sophie reconnected at his sister Kate Pearson’s (Chrissy Metz) second wedding ceremony to Phillip (Chris Geere).
“When you watch the episode, I think from the beginning, I just knew,” Jon Huertas, who performs Miguel Rivas on the drama, solely informed Us in April 2022. “I mean, I read the episode too, but when you read [it] on paper, there was this real question [of] who does he end up with, but when you watch it, there was this spark, there was chemistry, there was history and it was apparent, and yeah, I’m happy.”
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