The This Is Us actress is currently dating cameraman Josh Stancil, and in a new interview, she reveals just how dedicated Stancil was to giving their relationship a shot. The two met on the set of the hit NBC show, but Metz says he was willing to give up the gig so that they could date.
"My priority was my job and I was not trying to blow my big shot," Metz, 36, explains to Marie Claire. "Josh even offered to go work on another show."
The actress calls finding love on the show "unexpected," but says she was immediately attracted to Stancil, when she spotted him eating a taco bowl while putting things away in his truck.
"I was like, 'Oh, he's cute, with shorts and his backward hat, kind of masculine,'" she recalls. "Before I even know it, I called out, 'You better slow down or you're going to choke on your food.' I am typically a little more charismatic than that, I swear."
Stancil asked her out for a drink a month later, and the two have been going strong for five months. She says Stancil has never dated a plus-size woman before, but that her weight has never been an issue between them.
"I'm like, 'Is this weird?' He's like, 'No.' And that's the end,'" she notes.
Stancil also couldn't be sweeter. When she attended the Golden Globes last month, she reveals her thoughtful beau put a note in her purse that read, "You're the most beautiful girl in the room. Good luck tonight, have a great time."
Still, as great as Stancil is, Metz insists she doesn't need to be in a relationship to feel complete.
"I don't have to have a man in my life, and I think men are attracted to that," she muses.