Who Is ‘This Is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Engaged To? Beth Pearson Would Approve

This Is Us characters, Randall and Beth Pearson (Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson), may have fans fooled with their romance. Their on-screen relationship sets a high standard. But, as most beloved shows go, the two aren’t together in real life. Brown has been married to his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe, for 10 years. Watson, however, has a more mysterious past.

Who has Susan Kelechi Watson dated?

Susan Kelechi Watson and Jaime Lincoln Smith on the red carpet
Jaime Lincoln Smith and Susan Kelechi Watson attend 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival | Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

While most of the This Is Us cast has a public record of their relationship statuses, Watson is among the few who prefer to keep it private. On the show, Watson plays mom to three girls and wife to a City Councilman.

Now, in season 4, Beth owns her own dance studio. The character stays busy, yet perfectly in sync with Randall. The two have great chemistry, which helps This Is Us feel that much more realistic.

There isn’t much to know about Watson’s dating history. She keeps her relationships private and her social media accounts reflect as much. Much like her co-star, Milo Ventimiglia (who plays Jack Pearson), Watson doesn’t feel the need to post much about her love life.

We respect that. However, this changed recently.

Who is Susan Kelechi Watson engaged to?

Watson announced her engagement to Jaime Lincoln Smith on Instagram in early September. The photo showed off her sapphire engagement ring. If you look closely, you’ll see Smith in the background playing coy.

The caption reads: “Forever Ever…They’ll say its love, and they’ll know its love, or when they call its name, it will answer to love, without hesitation” ~me.”

Of course, Watson’s This Is Us costars congratulated her in the comments. Family takes care of family.

“So happy for you guys, Su!!” Mandy Moore wrote.

“So beautiful! So happy for you both,” costar, Melanie Liburd, said.

It’s unclear when the couple started dating, but the couple has made a few red carpet appearances together, including the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival ahead of the Apollo screening.

Moore told E! News the This Is Us cast knew about the engagement for a while.

“It didn’t happen today but I’m so excited for her and her fiancé,” she said. “I can’t wait to hopefully score an invite to the wedding!”

Who is Jaime Lincoln Smith?

Smith is an accomplished actor who’s appeared in shows like New Amsterdam, NCIS: New Orleans, The Deuce, Blue Bloods, and more. His first gig was on Law and Order in 2008, according to IMDb.

That aside, Smith’s performed in Broadway and Off-Broadway in productions such as Much Ado About Nothing, Pipeline, and Holler If Ya Hear Me garnered the attention of Alecia Keys, per his Instagram page.

The multi-talented actor can hold his own with Watson, having also voiced the crowd of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV and both Karl Abolaji and Blue Ark imaging voices in Grand Theft Auto V.

What’s up next for Susan Kelechi Watson?

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Season 4 of This Is Us is well underway, keeping Watson plenty busy. That, plus planning a wedding, is enough. However, Watson can also be seen in the Mister Rogers biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, opposite Tom Hanks which is due out Nov. 22.

In the meantime, This Is Us fans are waiting with bated breath to see of Beth and Randall will accept Malik (Asante Blakk) as Deja’s (Lyric Ross) boyfriend — or not.