Milo Ventimiglia on Dating His Former Co-Stars: “Never Do It Again”
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Milo Ventimiglia on Dating His Former Co-Stars: “Never Do It Again”


We hate to burst your “ship” bubble, but don’t expect Milo Ventimiglia to date any of his This Is Us co-stars.

The star of the hit NBC drama has learned a thing or two from dating his former co-stars — like why it’s never a good idea.

The This Is Us actor previously dated his Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere and Gilmore Girls co-star Alexis Bledel.

Now that he’s older and wiser, the Rocky Balboa star isn’t looking to repeat the past.

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“Never do it again. There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are,” he said in the latest issue of The Journal, MR PORTER.

“Everything I’ve been through from jobs to friendships to partnerships, everything has built me to who I am. You learn from it. You learn a better way of doing things.”

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The 40-year-old continued, “It wasn’t until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you. But I wouldn’t change a thing. When you get knocked over the head in life, it builds your perspective.”

Despite it not working out with his former flames, the Emmy-nominated actor would like to have kids of his own in the future.

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“At some point. I’m sure I’ll be a father when I’m meant to be a father. If I never have kids, then I was never meant to have kids as well,” he confessed.  

“I think there’s a societal norm where you get married, you have a family, you raise a family, you pass on yourself to that family. Then you pass on,” he continued.

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“In entertainment, sometimes being a known person, you get to pass that on to a larger group of people than just your kin, than just your immediate family.”

For now, he’s just busy working on This Is Us — which is up for 11 Emmys at this Sunday’s big award show.

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“People need shows that are similar to their life, where heart and family is front and center,” he shared.  

“Hopefully, it’s forcing them to look at their lives, how to make a positive change, to connect with a family member or connect with a loved one, see another side, communicate.

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“People have told me the show is therapy – they have a good cry, but also they feel like they have a better approach to their own life by watching the show.”

We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Jack Pearson in Season 2! Are you all excited?!

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This Is Us Season 2 premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.