Sofia Pernas and her husband, Justin Hartley, first met in 2015 while working together on the long-running daytime soap The Young and the Restless.

They co-starred on the soap for nearly a year and remained close friends. Eventually, their dating rumors made headlines with Pernas often sharing behind-the-scenes photos with Hartley on Instagram.

And in May 2020, they parked the dating rumors when they were spotted kissing after Pernas dropped Hartley off at a doctor’s appointment.

They had not confirmed their relationship, but Hartley’s former wife, Chrishell Stause, publicly acknowledged the couple’s relationship for the first time in September 2020. Stause told People it was “painful” to see Hartley move on and replace her so quickly and easily.  

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Three months later, the couple finally gave the confirmation everyone wanted. They made their relationship Instagram official on New Year’s Eve. 

Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley's Wedding

In May 2021, Pernas and Hartley sparked wedding rumors after they were spotted wearing rings on their wedding fingers during their red carpet debut as a couple at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. 

They did not confirm the news themselves, but at the time, a source confirmed to People that the couple had indeed gotten married “recently.”

The insider claimed that the ceremony was “super intimate,” and Hartley’s teenage daughter, Isabella, was also present during the special occasion. “Justin and Sofia had always been flirty friends on The Young and the Restless. Their chemistry is just off the charts,” said the insider.

During an interview with Haute Living, Pernas’s husband could not stop gushing about how effortless his relationship with Pernas was.

Sofia Pernas and her husband Justin Hartley in matching outfit during the Critics Choice Awards

Pernas and her husband Justin Hartley in matching outfits during the Critics Choice Awards. (Source: Sofia Pernas/Instagram)

“It’s incredible when you’re not forcing things. You just meet the right person, and you just go, ‘Oh, this is amazing. It’s just so wonderful!’ You’re so attracted and so attached to this person. You just love this person so much,” said Hartley.

He added that even though they had only been married a few months, it was hard to remember what it was like without her. The actor admittedly felt at peace and loved and knew his wife felt the same way. 

Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley on Expanding Their Family

As for getting pregnant and starting a family, the couple said it could wait for now. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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During an interview with HollywoodLife, the actress noted it was “too early to tell” how they felt about expanding their family, explaining that they had just gotten married. 

“We’re enjoying being together and being able to go on vacation. It’s hilarious. Technically, our first date was a year after we were together because that was when the world opened up,” the actress said.

She added they had recently gone on vacation and were only getting to do all the fun stuff that couples did. 

While most celebrities postponed their wedding because of the lockdown, Pernas and Hartley went ahead. 

The actress had no qualms about getting married during a global pandemic and called their experience “awesome.” She noted their relationship strengthened as they spent time 24/7 without a 9 to 5.