How Did ‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley Meet Wife Sofia Pernas?

Justin Hartley is best known for his role as Kevin Pearson on the NBC hit television drama, This Is Us. As part of the “Big Three,” his character is one of America’s favorite triplets. 

Once married to Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, the couple split after a four-year relationship. Hartley filed for resolution of his two-year marriage in 2019, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce, which came as a complete shock to Stause, was not finalized until February 2021.

Before his marriage to the star-studded realtor, theheartthrob was married to Lindsay Korman-Hartley from 2004 to 2012. The pair share a daughter from their union.

It looks like Hartley is hoping the third time is a charm with his new wife, Sofia Pernas. While the ink is barely dry on his divorce papers, Hartley is giving marriage another chance. In May 2021 the This is Us star was seen on the red carpet of the MTV Movie & TV Awards with Pernas, the star of the CBS television series Blood & Treasure.  The couple were spotted wearing matching wedding rings, making it official.

After less than a year of dating, the actors are now married and the talk of Tinseltown.

Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R) Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. | Kevin Mazur/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

Hartley is known for his role as Kevin on ‘This Is Us’

Hartley was born in 1977 in Knoxville, Illinois. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has an estimated net worth of $7 million. Most of his money comes from his work on the long-running NBC television series This Is Us, where he currently earns $250,000 per episode.

His breakout role was as Fox Crane on the soap opera Passions, where he appeared from 2002 to 2006. The Smallville actor has also worked on numerous film and television projects.

In 2015, the 44-year-old leading man worked alongside his new bride as a series regular on the popular CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Adam Newman. Pernas played the role of Marisa, who was involved in a romantic relationship with Noah Newman, who was Adam’s nephew.

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Pernas, who is from Morocco, speaks four languages. She got her start playing beautiful characters on soap operas, later moving onto other television roles. She has appeared in NCIS, Jane the Virgin, and Leverage.

According to US Magazine, Pernas and Hartley were “caught kissing” in photos released by TMZ in May 2020. They reported, “The couple shared a sweet moment as Pernas left her man at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. She returned to pick him up hours later, carefully transporting him to her car after his visit.”

Only a year after this publicly documented encounter, the couple secretly married. People reported that the wedding took place just a few months after Hartley and ex-wife Stause settled their divorce.

How the couple met

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After their year-long run on The Young and the Restless together, the duo remained friends. US Magazine reports Pernas “was also friendly with Chrishell Stause, his wife at the time, who appeared on Y&R  while Pernas and Hartley were part of the cast.”

By July 2020, Pernas had reportedly begun leaving comments on the Instagram page of Hartley’s daughter, Isabella.

As the new year began, the Moroccan-born actor posted a selfie from New Year’s Eve with the caption, “Happy New Year from our quarantine den to yours.” She then wished her favorite guy a happy birthday on Instagram, saying, “That smile!!! Lights up my sky.”

Several months later they officially tied the knot.

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