‘This Is Us’: Will Kevin End Up Single? Fans Think the Character Doesn’t Get Married Just Yet
After over three years of plot twists and shocking revelations, who knew This Is Us Season 4 could present us with even more questions to keep us up at night. And of course, what’s going down with Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) love life is high on the list. Thus far, we know Kevin has a son in the far future and a pregnant fiancée by the time the Big Three turns 40. So naturally, viewers have been speculating who the mystery woman is. Throughout the fourth season, numerous names have come up, including Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge), Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison), Madison (Caitlin Thompson), and even Lizzy (Sophia Bush). But as the Pearson family story moves forward, some This Is Us fans are wondering whether Kevin is single by the end of the series.
[Spoiler alert: This Is Us Season 4.]
Why Kevin’s pregnant fiancée could be Madison on ‘This Is Us’
As mentioned, Kevin has a pregnant fiancée when he turns 40. The present-day timeline will catch up to the birthday by the This Is Us Season 5 premiere. So naturally, fans have been searching for clues as the back-half of the fourth season continues.
For now, many viewers seem to believe Madison is the mother of Kevin’s unborn child. To our knowledge, Kevin has only been intimate with two women in season 4. He had a one-night stand with Cassidy right before Thanksgiving. This takes place nine months prior to the 40th birthday flash-forward.
That said, Kevin mentions his fiancée has morning sickness, which is typically an early sign of pregnancy. Therefore, it seems more likely the woman in question slept with Kevin more recently. This leaves Madison. But even so, some fans don’t think Kevin and Madison will be endgame on This Is Us.
‘This Is Us’ fans think Kevin should be single in the future
In a thread on Reddit, one This Is Us fan proposed a theory about Kevin’s single status in the future. First, the user suggested reasons why Kevin and Madison may not end up married, even if they have a child together.
“I can see Kevin and Madison having a whoops and she ends up pregnant,” the fan wrote. “I can also see Kevin being the type of guy to do the right thing and marry her or at least get engaged”
That said, the fan wondered whether Kevin and Madison will venture into co-parenting on This Is Us. “Co-parenting is such a big thing these days that I could see them showing a very healthy version of co-parenting and friendly exes,” the fan wrote.
But even so, the fan delved deeper into why Kevin should be single in the far future. They indicated the overarching arc of the character could be finding love within himself.
“His entire life he latched on to anyone to give him attention and the love he desired but wasn’t receiving,” the fan wrote. “That is why Sophie was such a huge part in Kevin’s life. He wanted that love story so desperately that he latched on to her and tried to force this soulmate love for the ages.”
They continued: “Kevin needs to love himself and be sure of the man he is. He feared not living up to his Dad and living in his shadow so he just wouldn’t allow himself to grow up. I feel like Kevin’s storyline isn’t about him finding love. I think it is about him finding himself and being proud of who he is.”
Nevertheless, the fan acknowledged it’s still possible Kevin eventually finds a life partner after he learns to love himself. “When they are old maybe Sophie and Kevin find their way back to each other,” the user suggested.
To be completely honest, it’s far too early to tell what’s in store for Kevin’s love life on This Is Us. And at this point, most theories about the future seem totally plausible. But regardless, we know the writers will give us a great love story — maybe even one for the ages.