This Is Us’ Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Her ‘Amazing’ Boyfriend

This Is Us’ Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Her ‘Amazing’ Boyfriend

While Chrissy Metz’s This Is Us character Kate Pearson’s relationship is up in the air (onscreen boyfriend Toby flatlined on the December 6 fall finale, leaving viewers uncertain of his fate), Metz’s real-life relationship is going great, she told Us Weekly.

The 36-year-old actress opened up about her boyfriend at Vulture’s Awards Season Party at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood on December 8.

“I am very happy,” she said. “I’ve always had really amazing men in my life, and I’m really grateful for that. I think it just enriches our lives to share our love, so it’s awesome.”

Metz stayed mum on her new man’s identity, just saying he’s not an actor.

“He’s an amazing guy, he’s super supportive and encouraging and that’s all I could ask for,” she says of the man she met through a friend at the start of filming her hit TV show. “And he’s definitely a fan of the show.”

Metz explained her desire to keep her boyfriend’s identity private to ET earlier this month.

“Here’s the thing, like, he needs to have his own life,” she said. “I don’t want him roped into mine, so I just want to protect him. My little sweet treat.”

With Metz’s crazy schedule these days, she makes sure to always keep a special something from him in her purse.

“My boyfriend recently snuck a little note in my purse, and so that’s probably the most sentimental thing in my purse right now,” she told Us. “It’s literally on notebook paper like we’re in the fifth grade.”

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!