‘This Is Us’: The Heartbreaking Reason Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan Avoid Talking About Toby and Kate

this is us Often offers many tearful moments. Since its pilot in 2016, many fans have credited the show for highlighting real-life issues such as adoption, obesity, race and the foster care system. Additionally, the series deals with the relationships of the Pearson family. During this is us In the Season 5 finale, fans learned that Kate (Chrissy Metz) would divorce her husband Toby (Chris Sullivan) and remarry in Season 6.

Metz recently shared how the unexpected twist affected her working relationship with Sullivan.

‘This Is Us’: Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan as Toby | NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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while this is us Season 5, many fans predicted that Kate and Toby would divorce. However, the pair remained solid for several years. In Season 3, they welcomed their first child, Jack Damon. After Jack, the couple adopted a baby girl named Haley Damon amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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Although Toby and Kate became parents again during the pandemic, they soon faced financial trouble. So when Toby was fired in Season 5, Kate took a job as a teaching assistant. While there, she started working with Philip (Chris Gere). Despite their rocky relationship, Philip was the one who convinced Kate to keep her job in Los Angeles when Toby accepted an offer from a startup in San Francisco.

At the end of the finale, viewers learn that Kate and Toby are divorced. In the five-year time jump, she was preparing for her marriage to Philip. Metz shares her feelings about Kate’s change of heart Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m not sure if people are going to hate me or just have too many questions,” Metz said after the finale. “I hope they understand the love that Kate and Toby have for each other and it’s not something intentional, right? We may see a reveal like this this season.”

Why ‘This Is Us’ Stars Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan Haven’t Discussed Toby and Kate’s Divorce

Since the finale, many theories have been made about Kate and Toby’s future. Some fans believe that the couple never got divorced and that Philip is Madison’s brother. Others hope that, even if Toby and Kate break up, they will save their relationship in time for the series finale.

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While many fans continue to theorize about the couple, Metz said that she and Sullivan do not discuss Kate and Toby’s divorce. As the co-stars prepare for Season 6, Metz said that the relationship between her and her soon-to-be ex-husband remains the same.

“I must say we haven’t really talked about it” [laughs],” Metz shared. “Because when you talk about it, you make it very real. And because I’m playing a bit in the future, and we’re still in the present, it’s hard for me because I honestly feel like I’m cheating on him. right? I really feel like it when I see him on set, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I just finished a scene with this guy that I know I’m going to get married.’ I feel like I am cheating on him. I’m sure this is going to be speculation, and I sure hope it doesn’t. I was told that it is not so. But yes, it’s a very strange feeling. That’s why I haven’t figured it out properly. [Laughs]”

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The new development in Kate and Philip’s relationship didn’t just shock and upset this is us fan. When Teacher appeared in Season 5, Metz said she thought her dynamic was strictly professional. As a result, they didn’t realize what was going on between them until after reading the script of the finale. However, Metz said that Geere is a “very special” addition to the show’s cast.

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