This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson announces she is ‘single’ a year after getting engaged to beau Jaime Lincoln Smith
This is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson has dropped some new details about her personal life.
This comes despite the fact she got engaged to actor beau Jaime Lincoln Smith last year.
Newly single: Susan Kelechi Watson, 38, announced Saturday that she was ‘Single,’ despite getting engaged to actor beau Jaime Lincoln Smith last year. The This Is Us star took to social media to share the news while celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ win; pictured 2019
In the snap she wrote, ‘And I thought becoming Single was gonna be the only eventful thing to happen to me this year #TwentyTwenty.’
With relationships often proving futile in Hollywood, the couple’s split is not surprising, but also remains completely unexpected.
Taking to her Instagram page, Susan seemed to clean house of any mention or photos of the pair.
Unexpected news: Kelechi Watson shared the news via Instagram story, as she commented on both the ‘eventful’ Presidential win and the wild ride that has been 2020
Broken engagement: Smith and the This Is Us star got engaged back in September 2019, with her announcing the news on social media as she shared her sapphire engagement ring; pictured September 7, 2019
Kelechi Watson first announced their engagement back in September 2019, in a now deleted social media post.
Posting a photo of a sapphire stone on her left finger, she gushed over the couple’s love.
‘Forever Ever. They’ll say its love And they’ll know its love For when they call its name it will answer to love Without hesitation,’ she captioned the photo.
In a November 2019 television appearance on A Little Late with Lilly Singh, she shared the details of the Blue Bloods actor’s proposal.
Surprise proposal: The Blue Blood actor told Watson he was going to a ‘cannabis festival’ to throw her off his trail before getting down on one knee; pictured November 2019
‘I knew it was, like, gonna happen at some point, I didn’t know exactly when,’ she said.
She continued, ‘He surprised me because he told me we were going to a cannabis festival—he wanted to throw me completely off.’
Telling her that they were going to ‘learn how to put medicinal weed in brownies,’ Smith told the actress, ‘But you gotta look cute, though,’ to make sure she felt her very best upon learning the news of his proposal.
He eventually broke the charade by pulling her into a glass church, as the Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood said her ‘mind started to go slow,’ upon seeing him down on one knee.
Elaborate charade: After verbally penning an elaborate lie to Kelechi Watson to prevent her from knowing about his proposal plan, he broke the charade and got down on one knee in a church; pictured April 2019
Though she has not provided any details on when they officially split or what prompted the sudden turn of events, she will likely do so in time.
For now it seems Kelechi Watson will have to make due with her television husband Sterling K. Brown, as the pair have resumed their roles as Randall and Beth Pearson on the new season of This Is Us.
Despite production being thwarted due to the pandemic, the production got underway again in September, taking all the safety precautions necessary including encased cast holding areas and sanitized props.
The Pearsons: Susan stars opposite Sterling in the hit drama This Is Us. The on-television pair play Randall and Beth Pearson, and have recently resumed their roles as the new season premiered in late October