‘This Is Us’: 3 Reasons Fans Are Positive They Know Who Kevin’s Fiance Is in the Future

As usual, This Is Us left fans with more questions than answers in the fall finale. The flash-forward shows a thrilled Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) with a fiance and a baby on the way. However, we weren’t able to see who this mystery woman is. Fans are coming up with various theories, but there is one that seems the most plausible. Let’s take a look at who fans believe is Kevin’s future love interest and why.

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Fans are sure they know who is not Kevin’s fiance and father of his child

Viewers often voice their opinions about who Kevin might be marrying in the future. They also are quick to point out who he will never end up with.

“Madison (Caitlin Thompson) is Fogelman’s wife in real life,” wrote one Reddit user. “He has said she will not have any romantic relationships with main characters in this show. She’s essentially just a cameo, and her role will not be larger than it is now.” This fan is confident that there is no way Kevin ends up with Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) friend, Madison.

“I don’t think it’s Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison),” added another fan. “I think she was a red herring, honestly.”

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“[There is] too much drama surrounding her life,” one viewer wrote about Cassidy. “Kevin needs someone with no baggage. Some fans believe that Cassidy is better off back with her husband and son. 

“I loved Zoe (Melanie Liburd) because she was like me in that way,” a Redditor wrote about Zoe’s desire to remain kid-free. “It was a breath of fresh air to see a childfree woman in the same show as baby fever Kate, working mom Beth, and supermom Rebecca.”

Most fans feel that it would not be a good move to have the writers change Zoe’s mind about having children. Since she doesn’t want children, it is evident that she is not the mother of Kevin’s baby.

The time spent on the backstory of Sophie and Kevin’s relationship in ‘This Is Us’ is significant

With all of the other past love interests of Kevin ruled out, let’s take a look at the likelihood that Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) is the mystery fiance. Although present-day Sophie has not made an appearance in season 4 of This Is Us, we have seen plenty of Sophie in her late teens , played by Amanda Leighton. We finally found out this fall how Sophie and Kevin ended up marrying—it was on a whim—in true Kevin fashion.

Fans would like to point out that it seems silly to show so much of Sophie’s history with the family if she is not going to be around in the future. 

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“Sophie seems far fetched,” debated another viewer on Reddit, “but I would actually like that since it seems like spending so much of their life together it would seem meant to be.”

“I’m still holding out hope for Sophie,” added yet another fan. “They already have an established relationship, so it’s just them re-falling in love. It seemed weird that they brought her back/had the fact that they got married.”

The timing of Sophie and Kevin’s relationships did not work out in the past. He cheated on her once, and then when they reconnected years later, he was struggling with alcoholism. Kevin might be at the right point in his life to now be a solid, trustworthy man to Sophie.

Sophie is Kevin’s one true love on ‘This Is Us’

Fans spoke out about why they feel that Sophie is meant to be with Kevin. They have many reasons, but the most prevalent one is that she is the love of his life.

“I think it’s Sophie,” wrote one fan. “I’ve been rewatching the show, and there’s never truly been any girl but her for him. If you watch the scene where Toby (Chris Sullivan) asks him to picture the love of his life, it’s her.

“I can’t see him finding and marrying someone new in just nine months,” the fan continued. “I believe it has to be someone he already has a connection with, and I believe there’s a reason she’s been in the show this long, I just really do.”

“[I’m] still holding on to hope for Sophie,” added another viewer, “especially with the flashbacks lately of when they got married.”

Viewers believe that Kevin will always be in love with Sophie, and they hope that the couple is endgame. Until This Is Us comes back on Jan. 14, 2020, all we can do now is theorize and wait.