Crushing! Alyssa Milano named her son after ‘This Is Us’ star Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia

In perhaps the cutest celebrity story to pop up over the weekend, it’s been revealed that Alyssa Milano (Charmed and Who’s The Boss) named her 5-year-old son after her good friend Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls and This Is Us ) – and she only just found out that Milo had a huge crush on her as a kid!

“Totally Alyssa Milano”

Milo recently revealed that he was totally crushing on his now dear friend Alyssa, way back when he was a just a lad.

“When I was a kid [my crush] was totally Alyssa Milano,” he admitted. “I think everybody had a crush on Alyssa Milano, on Who’s the Boss? And then this is the craziest part: she and I did a movie where she played my fiancée. So the first part of the movie, I kind of had to get past that,” he laughed.

Alyssa, who worked with Milo on 2008 flick Pathology, had – up until now – no clue that she’d been Milo’s childhood crush. The beans are officially spilled! Sometimes these things are just meant to be, obviously.

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Beautiful boy.

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Wait, what?!

It seems these now-buddies are still unearthing interesting details about each other, several pal-years down the track. It’s all a bit cute and #friendshipgoals if you ask us.

For what it’s worth, Alyssa said the whole crush thing is news to her, but she’s okay with it.

“I had no idea,” Alyssa told People Magazine when Milo’s early admiration was exposed. “Milo Ventimiglia is such a good, smart dude,” she noted, perhaps suggesting that if someone was going to crush on you, a good and smart someone is the optimal type.

Further, Alyssa says she has a lot of things to thank the OG Milo for. Son Milo Junior is actually one of those things.

It was OG Milo who encouraged her to take a risk and go out on a date with now-hubby, entertainment agent  David Bugliari. Milo confirmed that she should take a punt on David and see what happened. The rest, as they say, is history! 

“I used to confide in Milo Ventimiglia and say, ‘Is that weird if I date an agent that’s at my agency?’ and he was very, like, ‘No, if you’re compatible, you should go for it,’” Alyssa revealed. “So I feel like he was responsible for my husband and [me] getting together.”

Milo 2.0

Mum-of-two Alyssa said naming her first child after the This Is Us star was a total no-brainer.

“I loved that name, but when Milo was born, he just looked like a Milo to me and I thought it would be a lovely homage to Milo Ventimiglia for encouraging me to find my love.”

Oh my god. We’re feeling a little emotional right now.

We were already pretty huge Milo fans, but this has just confirmed that he’s not only loveable on screen. He’s the real deal, in real life, too. #TeamJess

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