If there is crying at Churchill Downs on Saturday, it's probably because This Is Us star Justin Hartley is at the Kentucky Derby, and as fans of the show know, where the Pearson family goes, tears follow. With Season 2 still months away, every sighting of a This Is Us star in the wild is a special treat. This one is extra special because Hartley and his fiancé, Kentucky native Chrishell Stause, are doing Derby day right on social media.
The couple looks stunning in pictures that appear to have been taken Friday. It looks like Hartley kicked off Derby weekend by wearing a dapper gray suit and pink tie which matched Stause's pink dress and hat beautifully. Stause took to Instagram to reveal why she and her guy were sporting so much pink — it was to promote breast cancer awareness. Are you crying yet? I told you there would be crying.
Seriously though, they might actually be the cutest couple there. While Stause is promoting a good cause, Hartley is channeling his inner Kevin and representing his This Is Us family at the Derby. The actor posted on Instagram, "#thisisus losing the house at #kentuckyoaks." Cuteness, thy name is Hartley. (And Stause, who deserves extra points for her epic hat game.)
Seeing the couple clearly having a blast in Louisville, even in the rain, will give you a serious case of Derby envy. Look at these two getting their party on at the Barnstable Brown Gala.
The couple kept the party going through the morning as they hung out in the stands, showing off their racing bets.
And they had to take at least one non-goofy picture together. When you are as adorable as these two, it would be a shame for them not to get at least one flawless Derby picture while they're hanging out in Kentucky.
Here is Stause's full "pink out" outfit because it needs to be appreciated in full.
No, seriously though, This Is Us fans, you need to be soaking this in. Take a look at the couple waiting for the race to start.
It turns out Hartley can give you serious feelings even when he's not actively being Kevin Pearson. All it takes is a blue suit jacket and a casual grin to make hearts melt. Thank the TV gods for Derby day.