There are many reasons to love Chrissy Metz. As a star of NBC's breakout series This Is Us, Metz has proved her talent as an actor, and off screen, she's been a body-positive role model, and is often candid about her personal life. This includes her romantic relationships, and in February the star opened up about her love life. Chrissy Metz is dating Josh Stancil, and her boyfriend is a cameraman who works on This Is Us. While dating a coworker has its challenges, they seem to work well as a couple. Since announcing their relationship earlier in the year, the two have appeared together on red carpets, and in interviews Metz has opened up about how much they care for each other.
If dating someone else who works on the This Is Us set might seem strange, Metz established right away that while at work the duo are all professionalism. “My priority is my job and his priority is his,” she told People. “He’s been doing this for many, 15, 16 years, and he even said to me, 'Listen, if it’s ever weird, I will leave. I will leave the show and go work on another show.’ I’m like, ‘No! Don’t leave the show.’ But I am there as Kate. I’m there to do a job, and it’s never become an issue."
Both Stancil and Metz have worked in the entertainment industry for a long time, but this year was particularly significant for them both. The success of This Is Us can't be understated, and the series has become a cable television staple. Metz appeared in a few smaller roles before the series, but her portrayal of Kate Pearson made her a household name. It's not surprising that Kate is such a relatable, complex character, as Metz's own personality is similarly approachable.
In addition to being a successful actor, she's also become a beacon of positivity for anyone struggling with image, as well as a fashion icon. On the red carpet and in magazines, the This Is Us star brings some serious looks, and uses her fame to stress how difficult it is for plus-size women to find trendy clothing, especially when it comes to formal wear.
As someone who works behind the scenes, Stancil might be used to having a lower profile than Metz. However, the two seem to have an honest and communicative relationship, and clearly enjoy supporting each other's careers. “He’s very mature,” Metz told People. “We’re in a very healthy relationship.”
Metz and Stancil are likely to continue their red carpet reign at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7. The annual show is known for recognizing breakout stars across mediums, and Metz is nominated for the Next Generation award. The honor is given to a media star on the rise, and other nominees include Yara Shahidi of Blackish, Issa Rae of Insecure, and Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out. Metz's nomination is a nod not only to her talent, but to the star's positive force in the industry.
With all of her recent success, a happy relationship is just another thing for the star to celebrate.