Justin Hartley has been living the good life these last several years. Not only is he now a household name, thanks to his role on NBC’s massive hit This is Us, but he’s also found love again. The handsome actor recently married his longtime love, Chrishell. Together, they support one another in their professions, spend as much time as they can enjoying their honeymoon phase, and, of course, are planning a very bright future ahead of them. If that weren’t enough, Justin is also the proud father of his 14-year-old daughter, Isabella, whom he often raves about in his interviews.
With so much going on in his life, a lot of Justin’s fans can’t help but wonder what his next step will be. There are so many questions and so many answers that we need! Will he and Chrishell have a baby? Does he want to be James Bond? How does he feel about parenting in the teenage years? We want to know! Plus, Justin has always said that he’s not good at keeping things hidden (or spoilers for that matter!). With that being said, here are 20 things that fans want to know about Justin Hartley. Check out our list below, and let us know what you think!
20 Will He Have A Baby With Chrishell Hartley?
It’s without a doubt that Justin Hartley and his wife Chrishell Hartley have been living on cloud nine ever since they tied the knot back in 2017. There’s no denying that they are young, in love, and very happy with their lives. That’s why a lot of fans can’t help but ask the same question: Are Justin and Chrishell planning to have a baby of their own? Sure, Justin is already a father to his 14-year-old daughter, Isabella. But adding a little new bundle of joy would sure make things exciting for him and Chrishell. The couple has not denied or confirmed the plans, but there are several signs that do say they are looking forward to expanding their family.
19 Having Children In Different Ages And Stages
If Justin and Chrishell do decide to have a child, there’s one thing that they will have to consider: the huge age gap between Justin’s daughter, Isabella, and their newborn baby. Justin will have two children who are different ages and stages. And while there are definitely many pros and cons to having children born many years apart, we have a feeling that Justin will have no problems with it. He’s already incredibly close with Isabella. And seeing how much he loves parenthood, he would be an incredible father a second time around to his future child — that is, if Justin and Chrishell are even thinking about it!
18 His Incredible Love Story With Chrishell
Justin is lucky in his life that he has managed to find love again. Even though his first marriage didn’t work out the way that he hoped, he and Chrishell have been a phenomenal team, both onscreen and off-screen. They first met on the set of a daytime television soap, and the rest, as they say, is history. The celebrity world can’t get enough of them, and that’s why they are eager to find out if these two lovebirds are looking to start a family. Sure enough, it would be a great way to keep the honeymoon period going, right?
17 Juggling His Family Life With His Sizzling Acting
Justin Hartley is lucky in the sense that he’s managed to find a good way of juggling his family life with his successful professional life. But if there is one thing that he’s made clear, it’s that his daughter, Isabella, always comes first in his life. That’s why he makes a point to spend plenty of one-on-one time with his daughter, especially now that she’s in her teen years. While there are other teens that go through different (albeit grumpy) stages, Justin says that hasn’t been the case with Isabella. They are just as close as they appear in public.
16 How Fatherhood Has Changed Him
Like many people, Justin admits that he used to take life as granted. But the moment he became a father, everything changed for him. He has a new perspective and a new outlook on life. He says that because he wants to be a good role model for his daughter, there are certain roles he will accept and not accept. He doesn’t want to do anything that might compromise himself in his daughter’s eyes. That’s why he keeps things clean, especially when it comes to his on-screen characters. He wants to be the kind of dad that Isabella will always look up to.
15 Will He Go Back To Daytime Television?
Justin Hartley has always said that he respects the daytime television world. After all, he was a huge soap star as Adam Newman before he made the transition to primetime television. But would he ever go back to his soap roots? As of right now, it’s unlikely. But that doesn’t mean he is ruling it out altogether. Fans will have to be on the lookout during future The Young and the Restless episodes. He once said (via Brainy Quotes), “I have great respect for daytime drama. I love the branding. I love the style. What can I say? I love good soap!”
14 Dealing With The Upcoming Teen Years
And while Isabella has so far been an easygoing child, that doesn’t mean she and Justin don’t have their ups and downs. The actor has said that he often finds himself navigating through rough waters when it comes to parenthood. You’ve got your good days and your bad. “Parenting is like golf. It’s like a series of errors. You try to make them as small as you possibly can,” he explained to Us Weekly in an interview. “There’s no perfect sort of way to do it. My daughter’s great though. She helps me through everything. She really does. We do it together.”
13 His Big-Screen Future – What’s Next?
Justin Hartley has already shown us his big-screen acting chops on Bad Moms and Bad Moms 2 Christmas. Even though he’s sitting pretty comfortably as one of the most sought-out television stars out there, there’s a good possibility that he might be setting his sights on Hollywood movies in the future. And by all means, his fans are hoping he does so! The more Justin on our screens – whether it’s the small or the big one – the better, right? Watch this space. We have a feeling there is so much more to come from him. We’ve got our fingers crossed.
12 How ‘This is Us’ Has Changed His Parenting Perspective
Playing an emotional character on This is Us has certainly changed the way Justin parents. It’s made him reevaluate a few things in his life. He now categorizes things that are important to him with more urgency. Justin told Ask Men, “Sometimes we need a reset. I mean, when you’re running here and running there, it’s easy to lose track of what’s important and sometimes you just need to step back and reset. That’s one of the things I love about our show. I think it invites you to sit down, reset and figure out what it is that’s really important in your life.”
11 Being A Modern-Day Dad
One of the reasons why fans love Justin Hartley so much is because he is a portrait of what a modern day dad looks like. Actually, he is what a modern day dad should look like, in our humble opinion. Justin understands the importance of not just looking the part, but being the part, too. Justin told Ask Men, “I think it’s important to have self respect and confidence — to understand that her self respect and individuality is what makes her powerful. I also think kindness and forgiveness are key… I talk to her all the time about forgiveness. If you can forgive people, it really does set you free.”
10 Isabella Is His Pride
Justin has made it no secret that his teenage daughter Isabella is his pride and joy. He’s often talked about how proud of he is of her and all of her accomplishments, both personal, in her extra curricular activities and at school. “I got so lucky. She gets straight A’s, she’s kind to people, she’s nice, she listens to people,” he said, according to People Magazine. “She has her own opinions about things, she’s motivated, she’s driven, she’s smart. She’s got pretty much everything,” he added. “I don’t know where she got it but she definitely has it and we’re very proud.”
9 Isabella’s Future In The Entertainment World
Justin has even said that there’s a good chance Isabella might follow his footsteps into the entertainment world. And why not? She certainly has her father’s good looks and charms. We definitely see her being in the spotlight more in the future. Some movie agents have even approached her in Los Angeles, much to Justin’s surprise. “She was like, ‘Yeah, um, well, there are a few things that I’m interested in. I’m not quite sure if I want to go down that road,’ ” Hartley revealed to People Magazine. “It took me years to get anyone to pay attention to me! But whatever, good for her. She’s too cool for school, man.”
8 Thoughts About His Own Family Life
With the above being said, Justin admits that he’s learned how to slow down. He wants to be present as a father for his daughter. He believes in taking things one day at a time and enjoying every moment that comes by. “The Pearson kids lose their father at that age when they need him,” Hartley told Glamour in an interview back in 2018. “How do you make up for that absence? In a weird way, This Is Us makes you want to stay alive as long as you can. Life is delicate. My daughter is 13—so I slow everything down.”
7 What Will Happen After ‘This is Us’ Is Over?
Right now, Justin is enjoying all of the fame and attention that This is Us has brought him. His life is certainly different than what it was before, just a few short years ago. As far as the future is concerned, Justin doesn’t have any plans yet. That’s because he’s too focused on the season he has ahead of him! Justin has said in the past, “I always tell people this; when they say, 'What's gonna happen here? What's gonna happen here?' I always tell people, 'You think you want to know, but you really don't. You want to experience the event as it happens on TV.'”
6 His Parenting Secret
Everyone has a parenting secret, and Justin Hartley is no different. He believes in being as honest as possible with your kids. His approach has worked so far, as he has an easy going relationship with his daughter. Justin told Ask Men, “Definitely practicing what you preach. I’ll apologize to my daughter whenever I mess up. I think just being there and being present and interested. My daughter is my best friend but at the same time, I’m her dad first. Sometimes that’s really hard to do because I get a kick out of her, I love being around her — we’re buddies.”
5 All Those James Bond Rumors
Will Justin Hartley audition for a future role as James Bond one day? That’s what some of his fans have been asking. As a matter of fact, the handsome stud himself teased a little James Bond action during a recent interview. And from what we can tell, he certainly has what it takes to be a big-screen star! “I’ll give you my best James Bond,” he told Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show. “My name is Bond — James Bond,” he said while picking up a martini in front of him, adding, “I have a new take on it.”
4 The Important Role His Fans Play In His Life
Justin Hartley has made it no secret that if it weren’t for his fans, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Sure, This is Us has made him the huge household name that he is today. But Justin often likes to thank his daytime television stars, especially those that supported him during his work on The Young and the Restless. Without them, his work wouldn’t be as amazing. Justin knows this. And that’s also one of the reasons he’s remained so humble and appreciative of everything that has come his way. His fans are a huge part of his success.
3 Choosing Movies Over Television Work
Justin has said (via Brainy Quotes): “One of the things I wanted to do was direct. There've been a couple of times that a director will walk up and say something to me, and all it does is make me mad. Inside I'll go, 'Well, that wasn't helpful at all.' People will come up and say - and it is insulting - 'Do you ever want to do anything else? Like some real acting? Or a real show?' Here's the thing: You can either get upset about that, or you can realize that that person isn't trying to offend you. They're literally interested, and they're asking you a question.”
2 Finding A Place To Settle
Should Justin and Chrishell think about having a baby, there are a few things they will have to consider, like finding a place to settle! Both Justin and Chrishell consider Los Angeles home and of course, very important considering that all of their work is conducted and filmed there. But Justin has always had a love for the Big Apple so much so that he would love to make the move there. Justin once said (via Brainy Quotes): “That New York energy, when you've got the benefit of great weather, it really is terrific. You look up at that skyline, and the Empire State Building is literally in your eyesight — there's nothing like that.”
1 What’s Next For Justin Hartley?
And while no one knows what’s next for Justin Hartley, one thing is for certain: He’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. As a matter of fact, even his fans know that he will be making more of his mark in Hollywood in the coming years. After all, we haven’t seen a star like him in a very long time. For now, Justin continues to ride high, both in his personal life and in his work. We wish him and Chrishell nothing but the best as they continue to work on their goals. With that said, we’ve got our fingers crossed for a baby bump in their future!
Source: Ask Men, People, Us Weekly, Brainy Quotes, E! Online