12 Things You Didn’t Know About Sterling K. Brown And Ryan Michelle Bathe’s Relationship

  
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Sterling K. Brown has always been a fantastic actor, but fans have taken notice now more than ever thanks to his role as Randall Pearson on NBC’s hit drama, This Is Us. On the show, Randall has an enviable relationship with his wife Beth, but in real life, Brown’s love story is just as intriguing. Brown has been married for more than a decade to actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, and fans have seen more and more of the incredible pair since they began gracing the red carpets as Brown swept awards shows for his role on This Is Us. Get to know more about the adorable couple and their romance with these 12 things you didn’t know about their relationship:

12. How They Met

Brown and Bathe are college sweethearts! The two first met when they were both attending Stanford University together! “We were in the same dorm freshman year…that’s kind of how we met,” Bathe told Entertainment Tonight. While they lived in the same dorm, they officially met through a college play which they were both cast in, and Bathe knew right away that Brown was special. “You were 18 years old, and the things that this man could do at 18,” she continued. “Everybody’s like, ‘Oh, Sterling is amazing. He’s amazing.’ And I’m like, ‘He hasn’t even scratched the surface.’ At 18 years old, he got on the stage, and wasn’t even off book, and was Joe Turner. He was 18!”

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11. Friends At First

Although Brown was immediately attracted to Bathe, their friendship blossomed first as they got to know each other by riding bikes together to rehearsal for the play. They soon discovered they had a lot in common, but Bathe was dating someone, so they remained just friends. “She got cast in the play as well, and we would ride bikes to rehearsal, and we would just talk. We found out that we were both from St. Louis. We didn’t know that we were both from St. Louis, like, our parents went to rival high schools. We were born in the same hospital. Like, we were friends,” Brown explained. “She was dating somebody. Of course she was, she’s gorgeous. So we were just buddies.” He added, “We were homies before everything else, and then it grew.”

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