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Here's Why That Emotional "This Is Us" Home Birth Scene Hit Close To Home For Sterling K. Brown

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If you follow Sterling K. Brown on social media or have watched a few of his interviews, then you've probably come to the same conclusion as me: He's madly in love with his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe.

Seriously, his captions directed to her on Instagram will have you screaming "goals" from the mountain tops.

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But the admiration doesn't stop there. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the couple revealed they were the inspiration for an emotional scene in last week's episode of This Is Us.

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Remember when Sterling's character Randall and his on-screen wife Beth had a home birth? Well, it turns out art imitates life, because Sterling and Ryan actually had one with their first son.

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"Six plus years ago, we had our first child, Andrew Jason Sterling Brown — love you buddy — at home in our bedroom," said Sterling. "Not intentionally!"

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"We were going to go to this birthing center," said Ryan. "It was this beautiful birthing center that we were going to go to, very civilized — and that went out the window at, like, 11 o'clock in the evening."

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"My wife had her first contraction at 11 p.m., and Andrew came into the world at 2:23 a.m., 3 hours and 23 minutes later."

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"It never happens like that the first time. It's not supposed to. But my wife is not your ordinary human being, so she does extraordinary things all the time!"

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So, how does this tie into the show? This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman heard about this story in a previous interview and knew immediately that storyline needed to be a part of the NBC drama.

"He's like, 'Oh, we gotta put it in the show, we gotta put it in the show,' and so they incorporated it."

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Read the full Entertainment Tonight interview, here.

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