This Is Us has gone to great lengths to show the romance between Kevin (Justin Hartley, Logan Shroyer) and Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge, Amanda Leighton). The former lovebirds shared a love story for the ages. Now, many fans are still hoping Sophie and Kevin end up together by the This Is Us series finale. But what exactly went down between the two characters before season 6? From the couple’s marriage and breakup to recent events, here’s what happened to Sophie and Kevin on This Is Us.
Who is Sophie on ‘This Is Us’? Kate’s best friend and Kevin’s wife
Sophie met Kevin because she was Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) childhood best friend on This Is Us. When the Big Three turned 10, Kevin told his parents he loved Sophie. Then the two got together and started dating through their teen years.
Meanwhile, Kevin and Sophie got married while they were still young. At one point, the two were also separated by distance with Kevin in LA to pursue acting and Sophie in New York for school. But eventually, they broke up and got divorced.
Why did Kevin and Sophie break up on ‘This Is Us’?
Early on, This Is Us explained that Sophie and Kevin split because Kevin cheated on his wife after a few years of marriage. That said, the two tried to get back together after over a decade apart.
In season 1, Kevin and Sophie reconnected, and it seemed like the two were ready to go all-in. However, Kevin was still dealing with his addiction, and his vision for their future was a “nightmare” because he didn’t know how to be a good husband and father. So Kevin and Sophie broke up again. Then in season 3, fans learned that Sophie got engaged to a man named Grant.
Clues Kevin could still end up with Sophie in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6
Now, Kevin is in a good place in This Is Us Season 6. He is sober, and he wants nothing more than to be a good father to his twins, Nicholas and Frances, along with their mother, Madison (Caitlin Thompson). But Madison realized Kevin didn’t love her, and the two split. So it seems Kevin’s future wife storyline is still open.
Meanwhile, it’s possible Kevin and Sophie could get back together again by the end of This Is Us. In season 4, Kevin supported Sophie when her mother died. The two also joked that they’d see each other again the next time someone dies, possibly hinting at Sophie’s return in the future.
Then before Kevin and Madison’s almost-wedding in season 5, Sophie called her ex-husband and said she changed her number. She teased the reason why was a “long story,” which was never shared. And although Kevin eventually deleted Sophie’s new phone number, it’s possible that This Is Us team will reveal what really happened later on.
What Justin Hartley and Alexandra Breckenridge think of Sophie and Kevin’s journey together
For now, This Is Us fans will just have to wait and see who Kevin ends up with by the season 6 finale. But at this point, it’s clear that he could marry any of his exes, including Sophie, Madison, Zoe (Melanie Liburd), or Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison).
That said, it seems Sophie and Kevin’s “for the ages” romance still speaks to Hartley and Breckenridge. When speaking on the Story + Rain Talks podcast, Hartley briefly opened up about the couple’s journey together.
“Sophie, the love of his life,” Hartley said. “I think it’s so cool that there’s this guy, 41 years old, a grown man, who’s been in love with the same girl for over 30 years.”
Then in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Breckenridge revealed that she’s still team Kophie on This Is Us.
“Ultimately, I hope that Kevin and Sophie end up together,” Breckenridge said.