Newlyweds Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause Open Up About Their First Date — 'I Knew Right Away,' the Star Says
"I knew right away [and] was like, ‘Oh boy, here we go,' " the This Is Us star tells PEOPLE
And, to hear them tell it, the stage for their love story was set on that very first date.
“The next day I texted my friend: ‘I found him,’ ” says Stause, 36.
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Though they met in passing early on in their careers, sparks flew when one of Stause’s Days of Our Lives castmates, who was a pal of Hartley’s, introduced them. “We met up at a concert and talked all night,” says the This Is Us star, 40.
“I drove her home and called the next day. We haven’t been apart since. I knew right away [and] was like, ‘Oh boy, here we go.’ ”
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Now that they’ve made their union official – marrying in front of 75 of their closest friends and family in a rustic and romantic ceremony – they’re reflecting on their big day and their future.
“The wedding exceeded anything I could have ever imagined,” Stause tells PEOPLE. “They don’t make them any better than Justin, and I could not be more thrilled to officially be Mrs. Hartley!”
Mr. Hartley certainly agrees. “At the risk of sounding cheesy, I look forward to sharing life experiences and growing old together. Someday, we can talk about all the things we did together 30 years ago!”