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Chrissy Metz's New Boyfriend Is a Massive Country Fan — Meet Bradley Collins



This Is Us star Chrissy Metz and Bradley Collins are officially an item! 

Chrissy took it to Instagram to share a series of snaps capturing their recent outings on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, aka National Boyfriend Day. She started dating Bradley sometime around May 2020 — and it's likely things got more serious by the summer, by which point Chrissy relocated to Nashville, Tenn., for a few weeks to work on her brand new EP.

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So, what's there to know about Bradley Collins, Chrissy Metz's new boyfriend?

Born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., Bradley studied at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., before embarking on a multi-faceted career in the creative industries. According to his LinkedIn page, he landed one of his first roles in May 1999, interning at Acuff-Rose Music, a company owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He returned to the firm in September 2001, working as a creative manager. 

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Bradley joined Broadcast Music, Inc. in August 2002, as an associate director of publisher relations. He stayed at the company for 16 years, rising higher and higher in the ranks. As an executive director, he managed all facets of the business — organizing showcases, negotiating artist deals, and much more. After leaving the prominent performing rights organization, Bradley founded an independent music publishing company, King Song. 

In the same year, he also landed a new role as an artist manager at ROAR, an internationally established media and entertainment company headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif. Since March 2020, Bradley has been working as a broker at Equitable Property Company, LLC. 

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As a music fiend, Bradley often takes it to Instagram to share photographs capturing the iconic places he visited and to express his appreciation for artists like Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, Rob Baird, or Willie Nelson. 

Arguably, the love of everything country-related is just one of the things Bradley and Chrissy have in common. While Bradley spent more than two decades managing recording artists, Chrissy released hit country songs like "Talking to God." 

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Besides music, Bradley's broad-ranging interests also include attending sports games, visiting popular restaurants and eateries like Per Se in New York, Swett's in Nashville, Tenn. or Liuzza's by The Track in New Orleans, La. He also goes on trips to San Francisco, Calif., Chicago, Ill., or Longboat Key, Fla. on a regular basis. 

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Chrissy and Bradley have been dating for a few months.

As Bradley's latest Instagram posts reveal, he and Chrissy embarked on romantic dates to places like Tom Petty's childhood home at 1715 NE Sixth Terrace in Gainesville, Fla., and much beyond. 

To celebrate Chrissy's 40th birthday on Sept. 29, Bradley penned a heart-warming Instagram post reminding his girlfriend of how much she means to him.

"Happy Birthday to my love, Chrissy. From our first date in May, you've had me #Metzmerized with love, laughter and kindness. You're not the best thing that's happened during quarantine; you're the best that's ever happened to me. I love you. You the Best!" Bradley wrote. 

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