Award shows are the perfect opportunity for fans to learn whether or not their favorite actor has a significant other in their life. Who else would they choose to walk the red carpet with or want to have by their side at such a special evening? For example, This Is Us viewers probably were curious before the 2017 Emmys as to who is Milo Ventimiglia dating — if anyone — and whether he would bring that person as his date. Well, that question seems to have been answered.
According to E! News, the 40-year-old actor was reportedly spotted getting cozy with a woman named Kelly Egarian during the festivities. Reportedly, she works for Stella McCartney as a marketing coordinator. Per the outlet, the supposed couple were getting their PDA on in the VIP lounge area at the Microsoft Theater, where the Emmys were held.
On Monday, Us Weekly also reported that the Emmy-nominated actor (who graciously lost his category for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series to his co-star and friend Sterling K. Brown) and Egarian were hanging out at the Governors Ball, as well. Reportedly, they ate alone together and "talked about how good the food was and he kissed her on the cheek." According to a witness at the party, "[Kelly] leaned over him while they chatted and later was sitting on his lap while she texted." They also reportedly slow danced together.
Entertainment Tonight reports that the supposed couple were seen taking a photo together before the Emmys began inside the theater. "When Milo and Kelly entered the theater, they paused at the top of the stairs so that Milo could take a selfie. He seemed to want to capture the moment for them," an onlooker dished to ET. "They then turned around to walk and find their seats with their arms around each other. Milo and Kelly were definitely not hiding that they were here together."
If you paid attention closely during Brown's acceptance speech, in which he praised his fellow nominees and This Is Us family, Egarian was seen sitting next to Ventimiglia (below). She looked just as pleased with Brown's win and wonderful words as Ventimiglia.
In March, In Touch released a report stating the Gilmore Girls star was dating Egarian. At the time of the report, they had supposedly been dating for five months. If true, that would mean they've been together for nearly a year now. "He is very protective of her and their relationship," a source told the publication. "He’s wanted to be private about it because she’s not a celebrity. But this isn’t her first celebrity relationship — she also dated [*NSYNC alum] J.C. Chasez."
According to ET, the actor is "extremely private about his personal life" and he has yet to publicly discuss his current status or supposed relationship with Egarian. While chatting with the New York Post in June, Ventimiglia was asked about Egarian, and he responded, "We won’t talk about it."
He also doesn't like to be the center of attention, so it only makes sense that he doesn't want to discuss his personal life. While talking about his 40th birthday with the Post, he said, "People close to me keep trying to plan things, but it makes me so uncomfortable," he says. “I don’t like attention."
So much so, that he even told Mr. Porter in September that he refuses to date another co-star, like he did with Hayden Panettiere during their Heroes days. After being asked what he learned from the experienced, he admitted, "Never do it again." Though, he looks at most everything as a learning experience. "There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. Everything I’ve been through from jobs to friendships to partnerships, everything has built me to who I am. You learn from it."
If you want to know all there is about Ventimiglia and Egarian, well, don't hold your breath. If or when he is ready to speak about his dating life, he will certainly do it on his own terms.