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Who Is Justin Hartley's Wife? All About Sofia Pernas

Justin Hartley secretly wed Sofia Pernas in 2021

<p>Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic</p>  Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the 39th annual PaleyFest LA - "This Is Us" on April 02, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

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Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the 39th annual PaleyFest LA - "This Is Us" on April 02, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

Justin Hartley is head-over-heels for his wife Sofia Pernas, whom he married in 2021.

As actors, the couple met on set years before they began dating. Hartley and Pernas reconnected in 2020 and wed just one year later.

"It doesn't have to be that hard,” Hartley told Haute Living of marriage the same year the couple tied the knot. “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 ... We are so happy.”

Hartley was previously married to Lindsay Korman from 2004 to 2012 and Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause from 2017 to 2020, and reflected on his current happiness in an interview with PEOPLE in February.

“It took me a long time to get here, and I am just surrounded by the best people. [I’m] just completely at peace,” he said.

In fact, Hartley’s having “the time of his life” with the Blood & Treasure actress. “We hang out at home pretty much all the time. We love it at home. Every night's a date night,” he also told PEOPLE a month earlier “It's wonderful.”

Pernas is equally enamored with her husband. “Thank you for being such a giver, and just being all around perfect,” she wrote on Instagram in a sweet birthday tribute to Hartley in January 2022. "Here's to all our incandescent trips around the sun."

So who is Justin Hartley’s wife? Here's everything to know about Sofia Pernas and her relationship with her fellow actor.

Pernas grew up in Southern California

<p>Sofia Pernas Instagram</p> Justin Hartley's wife Sofia Pernas poses for a selfie.

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Justin Hartley's wife Sofia Pernas poses for a selfie.

The daughter of Moroccan mom and Spanish father, according to Parade, Pernas and her parents emigrated from Morocco to Orange County when she was 5 years old. Thanks to her diverse background and upbringing, she’s multi-lingual.

"She's unbelievable," Hartley told E! News in 2022. "She speaks five languages ... She's so worldly. So knowledgeable.” Now, she lives in Los Angeles with Hartley.

While Pernas hasn’t talked much about her childhood, she has a great relationship with both of her parents, even describing her mom as “the most selfless person” she’s ever known in a 2021 post on Instagram.

Hartley “wasn't available” when he first met Pernas

<p>Sofia Pernas Instagram</p> Justin Hartley and his wife, Sofia Pernas, take a selfie.

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Justin Hartley and his wife, Sofia Pernas, take a selfie.

Hartley and Pernas first met on the set of The Young and the Restless when they acted on the hit soap opera together from 2015 to 2016. However, he was still in a relationship with Stause at the time.

"We didn't work together that closely, and we didn't work together that long," Hartley told Haute Living. "I knew that she was very kind and very nice. I liked being around her. But I was in a different place in my life. I wasn't available."

The duo later reconnected following his 2019 split from the reality star and real estate agent.

"Timing has a lot to do with that,” he explained to the outlet. “I'm very lucky to not only have found 'the one,' but I found her when she was available and the timing was right."

Hartley and Pernas secretly married in May 2021

<p>Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic</p> Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on October 02, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California.

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Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on October 02, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California.

After hunkering down at Hartley’s house amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, PEOPLE learned the couple had quietly tied the knot in 2021.

In December of that year, Hartley opened up about married life with his new partner. "Even though we've only been married a few months, it's hard to remember what it was like without her,” he told Haute Living.

Hartley continued, “When I re-met her, I just knew ... It's not a codependency; I'm just at peace with myself. I feel loved and I feel appreciated. I know she feels the same way. We just have a really great relationship and a really terrific family. It's healthy and it's wonderful."

Pernas and Hartley love working together

<p>Ron Batzdorff/NBC ; Chris Haston/NBC</p> Justin Hartley as Jake in 'Quantum Leap'. ; Sofia Pernas as Tammy Jean on 'Quantum Leap'.

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Justin Hartley as Jake in 'Quantum Leap'. ; Sofia Pernas as Tammy Jean on 'Quantum Leap'.

The duo met on set, and they’ve taken every possible opportunity to act together since. Hartley even welcomed Pernas to the set of his new action drama Tracker, where she got to play a reward seeker named Billie, who was a nemesis of her husband’s character Colter Shaw, according to CBS.

The pair also united for a cameo on NBC's Quantum Leap reboot in 2022.

"It was awesome. I had watched it when I was a kid. I was a fan of it. I looked forward to watching it every week," Hartley told PEOPLE at the time. "It's play. It's not work. No, it's not work at all."

"I get this question a lot where it's like, 'Do you guys work well together?' 'Would you want to work together?' Because there are people out there that are like, 'We can't. We need a break from each other,’ “ Pernas shared of working with her husband.

She added, “I'm like, 'Yeah, I want to do everything [with him]. We work very well together. So yeah, it's funny that that's actually the case."

In fact, Hartley thinks working together strengthens his relationship with his wife. "I think anytime we have an experience together, it brings us closer together, I guess,” he said. “We're pretty close though."

Pernas has starred in her own projects, too. She featured in Jane the Virgin, Blood & Treasure, NCIS, and more.

Pernas is Hartley’s favorite plus one

<p>Christopher Polk/Golden Globes 2024/Golden Globes 2024/Getty </p> Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley at the 81st Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley at the 81st Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

Pernas and Hartley are no strangers to the red carpet, and they love supporting each other at big Hollywood events.

The couple made their red carpet debut and sparked wedding rumors at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards after both wearing wedding rings to the event. The pair has been spotted at many more since, including rocking matching suits at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2022 and sharing a kiss on the carpet at the Golden Globes in 2024.

Pernas and Hartley “talk about everything”

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley attend the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Pernas is a true partner to Hartley, and he often praises their deep emotional relationship.

“We talk about everything,” he told PEOPLE in February. “We talk about things that are going on in the world. We talk politics, we talk about family, friends.”

But they also know how to have fun, and Hartley admires his wife’s sense of humor.

“This amazing woman makes me laugh out loud every single day,” he wrote in a tribute for her 32nd birthday on Instagram in 2021. “Here's to taking down oysters all over the world! I love you very much!"

Pernas has a sweet relationship with Hartley’s daughter

<p>Sofia Pernas Instagram</p> Justin Hartley and his daughter Isabella Hartley.

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Justin Hartley and his daughter Isabella Hartley.

Hartley shares one daughter, Isabella Hartley, with his first wife, Korman, and it seems like Pernas loves spending time with her.

On New Year’s Eve 2023, Pernas posted an album of photos from the year, including one of Isabella cuddling with her pooch.

“Some highlights from ‘23, thank you for the beautiful memories!” she captioned the shots. Isabella showed her stepmom some love by leaving two smiley emojis in the comments.

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Meanwhile, in 2021 Hartley excitedly shared his holiday plans PEOPLE, revealing that they involved Pernas and Isabella.

"I'm gonna have a very relaxing Christmas,” he said. “I'm gonna be at home with my wife and my daughter and just chill out at home," he shared.

Pernas has publicly praised Hartley’s parenting skills, taking the opportunity on Father’s Day 2022 to celebrate him.

“Happy Father’s Day, you beautiful, doting men,” she wrote on Instagram, also praising her own father. “Every day should celebrate you, but hell, it’s kinda rad that one’s a holiday. Thank you for your never ending service, care and love.”

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