Talk about a sacrifice! This Is Us breakout star Chrissy Metz revealed that her boyfriend, Josh Stancil, was willing to go above and beyond to make their relationship work after meeting on the set of the hit NBC show.
The cameraman and the actress knew that dating each other might rub some people the wrong way. “My priority was my job and I was not trying to blow my big shot,” the 36-year-old, who kept their romance a secret from the public until recently, told Marie Claire. “Josh even offered to go work on another show.”
Chrissy, who plays Kate Pearson on the series, recalled her first conversation with Josh — who was eating a taco bowl while putting things away in his truck. “I was like, ‘Oh, he’s cute, with shorts and his backward hat, kind of masculine.’ Before I even know it, I called out, ‘You better slow down or you’re going to choke on your food.’ I am typically a little more charismatic than that, I swear,” she shared.
A few weeks later, he asked her out for a drink, and they’ve been a couple for five months now. Chrissy added that her being plus-size has never been an issue in their relationship. “I’m like, ‘Is this weird?’ He’s like, ‘No.’ And that’s the end,” she said.
In fact, Josh left the most adorable note in her purse when she was nominated for a Golden Globe in January. It read, “You’re the most beautiful girl in the room. Good luck tonight, have a great time.”
Chrissy with co-star Chris Sullivan on This Is Us.
“I don’t have to have a man in my life, and I think men are attracted to that,” the American Horror Story alum admitted, though she couldn’t be happier to have found love at work. “It’s such a blessing,” she shared, “really it is.”
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