‘This Is Us’ Season 6: Chrissy Metz Reveals Kate and Toby Won’t Have a ‘Tumultuous’ Ending

Many This Is Us fans have been trying to figure out why Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) divorce in the future. The sixth and final season has dropped a few clues about the upcoming breakup. But it doesn’t look like viewers have to be afraid of a big blowup between the two beloved characters. Recently, Metz hints that Toby and Kate won’t have one of those “tumultuous endings” in This Is Us Season 6. That said, it seems the reason why is even more heartbreaking and relatable.

Every clue teasing why Kate and Toby divorce on ‘This Is Us’

Chris Sullivan as Toby and Chrissy Metz as Kate fight in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 3, ‘Four Fathers’
Chris Sullivan as Toby and Chrissy Metz as Kate on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

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This Is Us teased something big happened to Kate and Toby long before season 6. Previously, Toby was seen in a flash-forward without a wedding ring. He also spoke with the Pearson family, and Kate was nowhere to be seen. Thus, many fans were left to wonder whether the couple divorced or Kate was dead. 

That said, the This Is Us Season 5 finale finally revealed that Kate eventually marries her co-worker, Phillip (Chris Geere) after splitting with Toby. Meanwhile, This Is Us Season 6 dropped more clues about Toby and Kate’s divorce

Currently, the characters are struggling because Toby works in San Francisco multiple days a week while Kate still lives in LA with the kids. In the future, Jack Damon (Blake Stadnik) and his wife, Lucy (Auden Thornton), also hint that the Big Green Egg Smoker is a symbol of the day Kate and Toby break up. But the real reason for the split has yet to be determined.

Chrissy Metz opens up about Toby and Kate’s breakup in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6

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Although it seems Kate and Toby’s marriage will end because of a big event in This Is Us Season 6, Metz assured fans that the reason for the divorce isn’t explosive. When speaking with Us Weekly in January 2022, the actor revealed that viewers will see the couple grow apart.

“People grow, and they grow in different ways. They take different journeys,” Metz said. “It’s so hard not to imagine them together. … But we’ll come to find that neither Toby or Kate are wrong or right. They’re sort of just growing apart.”

The This Is Us star also hinted that fans will “absolutely” watch Kate and Toby successfully co-parent baby Jack and Hailey in the future. But ultimately, the end of the relationship won’t be as terrible as some viewers might think.

“You know, we always see these very tumultuous endings of relationships, and we’re gonna see that these are two people that love each other desperately. But just aren’t meant to be together forever,” Metz said. “It doesn’t have to be terrible all of the time. You can understand each other’s perspectives.”

Chrissy Metz still says Kate and Toby’s divorce will be difficult to watch in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 

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Although it seems Kate and Toby won’t get a “tumultuous” ending in This Is Us Season 6, the journey will still be quite the emotional rollercoaster. When speaking with People in January, Metz revealed that the storyline will still be difficult for fans to watch.

“While neither Kate or Toby are right or wrong … it’s going to be a doozy,” Metz said. “It’s going to be really difficult to watch because it’s been difficult to perform. So just brace yourself, folks.”

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