Mandy Moore on Working with ‘This Is Us’ Co-Star Milo Ventimiglia: ‘We Love Each Other’

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There’s a reason why Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia work so well together on This Is Us. Even though they’re not together romantically in real life, they have nothing but the utmost love and respect for one another.

“I love Mandy!” Ventimiglia, who plays Moore’s husband on the NBC series, gushed to Entertainment Tonight during the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards.

“We love each other. It’s very mutual,” Moore, who is currently dating Dawes frontman, Taylor Goldsmith, added. “I think being a part of a show that’s so emotionally connected to what’s fundamentally important in life definitely spills out into our life with our families.”

“The most recent episode made me call my parents and just say ‘I love you guys, and thank you so much for being incredible parents and doing such a good job with my brothers,'” she said. “I think playing parents on screen now, you mainly sort of understand that it’s not easy and no one is perfect.”

Playing parents to three children, the duo admitted they’ve since developed parental instincts and bonded with the younger members of their cast. Referring to a selfie of himself with his onscreen children, Ventigmilia explained that he likes to take pictures with his co-stars to commemorate their time together.

“We were on set and we had a day [where] we were working with the 8-year-old Big Three and the teenage Big Three, and the actual Big Three, they were on another location,” the actor shared. “We like to take photos and just kind of make sure we are keeping a record of what is happening on the show, because we are enjoying ourselves so much.”