How Did Chrissy Metz & Her Boyfriend, Josh Stancil, Meet? Their Relationship Started On Set
One of the biggest success stories and breakout stars of NBC's hit show This Is Us is actor Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, one of the grownup Pearson siblings. In the wake of This Is Us' success, Metz has been very candid about her personal life and shared earlier in the year that she was happily dating a man named Josh Stancil. Now that things seem to be going steady for the sweet couple, how did Metz and Stancil meet, anyway? Well, they didn't have to go very far to find each other.
Back in December 2016, Metz spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball and couldn't help but gush about the new man in her life. Metz said, “He’s not an actor, but he is a sweet treat and he’s wonderful. It’s new, but I will be kissing him under the mistletoe.”
Back then, Metz didn't share Stancil's name, and said she met him through a friend and that he worked behind the scenes. But their meeting actually was a lot cuter than that.
Fast forward to February 2017: While appearing on The Wendy Williams Show, Metz revealed that she met Stancil because he was a cameraman on This Is Us. She said,
"His name is Josh, and he actually is a camera grip on our show. Yeah, it's a true story. We actually went to the EW SAG Awards Pre-Party, and I thought, 'This is the first time that he's been out,' and I was nervous, because it's enough for one person to do it, you know, when you're in the spotlight, and then to bring a boyfriend, I'm like, 'Oh my God!'"
Metz told Williams that she was the first one to make a move. She said,
"What happened [was], he was eating ... I talk to everyone, because I love people. I don't care what you do, we're all the same, we just have different jobs. So I was like, 'Oh my God, he's really cute.' So I said, 'Slow down! You're going to choke on your food.' And he starts cracking up. And I was like, 'Why did I just say that?' And so we just started chatting and it was like instant."
Very cute. It's never easy to make a move on someone you're interested in, much less when you both work together, but maybe Stancil was waiting for his moment with her, as well, considering how quickly they hit it off. In fact, Metz told Marie Claire that Stancil took her very seriously from their first date, as he even offered to go work on another show as to not interfere with their dating.
Now that This Is Us is a runaway success and has already been renewed for second and third seasons, Metz and Stancil have a lot of fun lunch breaks and work events ahead of them.