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EXCLUSIVE: 'This Is Us' Stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore on Finale: Jack and Rebecca 'Needed a Break'

by Philiana Ng 10:23 PM PDT, March 14, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'This Is Us' Stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore on Finale: Jack and Rebecca 'Needed a Break'

Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s This Is Us finale. If you have watched, read our full recap and our biggest theories on where Jack and Rebecca go from here.

This Is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore are sounding off on Jack and Rebecca’s split following Tuesday’s emotional season finale.

“I think they needed a break. Things got heated,” Ventimiglia told ET of the couple's uncertain future on the This Is Us finale event red carpet on Tuesday. “As Rebecca said, things were said that can’t be taken back in the light of day.”

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The 39-year-old actor was optimistic that the couple could eventually work things out, but it sounds like they both have to do some major soul searching and it’s going to take some time.

“It just means that maybe they’re gonna have to shift and reset,” Ventimiglia explained. “Here’s a couple [who] loves each other, they do deeply, but they’ve found themselves in a moment of disrepair and they gotta figure it out. They gotta figure themselves out and they have to figure each other out.”

The final scene of the finale ended with Jack’s heart-wrenching speech to his wife, where he declared that she was his “big break” in life. “Our love story, I know it may not feel like it right now, I promise you it’s just getting started,” Jack said.

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Moore spoke about the significance of that final scene, revealing that Jack’s monologue was a sweet callback to their vows.

“That’s an echo back to their wedding vows, which I think is supremely romantic,” the 32-year-old actress shared.

“I don’t know if people truly picked up on the fact that my character singing ‘Moonshadow’ [at the pub when they first met] and he gave me the together moon necklace to signify our song – the song I was singing when he first locked eyes and met each other,” Moore continued. “I think it’s a sweet little detail.”

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As for what the scene signified for the future of Jack and Rebecca’s marriage, Moore was confident that that wasn’t the end for the couple.

“I think it leaves people hopeful,” she said. “There’s a lot of promise. I’m excited and in the dark just as much as the next person as to what happens from here.”

This Is Us returns this fall on NBC.

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