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'This Is Us' Fans Finally Know Who the Father Déja Pearson's Baby Is

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May 18 2022, Updated 3:41 p.m. ET

Blood doesn’t make you family — love does. And this is especially true for the Pearsons, who we’ve grown to know and love over the years. On May 24, the series finale of This Is Us will air, and boy does time fly. It seems like only yesterday when Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth Pearson (Susan Kelechi Watson) welcomed Déja (Lyric Ross) into their home. Now that Déja and her sisters are all grown up — and the end of the beloved series is imminent — producers have hinted at what the future holds for Randall’s daughters.

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Through the episodes, viewers have learned that Tess (Iantha Richardson) grows up to be a social worker. And in Season 5, we finally met the adult versions of Déja (La Trice Harper) and Annie (Iyana Halley). In a flash-forward, Déja told her sister that she’s expecting. But who is the father of Déja’s baby on This Is Us? Here’s what we know.

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Who is the father of Déja’s baby on ‘This Is Us’?

The penultimate episode of This Is Us, which aired on May 17, finally revealed who the father of Déja’s baby is. Although it seemed like new character Marcus Brooks was her boyfriend/father of her unborn child, viewers ultimately learned who it actually is: Malik.

Yes, Déja has reconnected with her first love, and they're expecting a baby!

A time jump earlier in the series revealed that Déja pursued a career in medicine and practices as an intern in the labor and delivery unit. As Déja is clearly unamused by her instructor, a colleague asks, "You're not even going to pretend to be interested?"

To which Déja replied, "It's babies. It's not that complicated."

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We now know that Déja’s indifference is, in fact, complicated. When Annie arrives at the hospital to pick up Déja from work, she offers her a gift for the baby. Although she notes, "I know it's early, and I know you're not telling anyone.”

Along with her own mommy issues, Déja was not wearing a wedding ring — and as viewers eventually learned on May 17, the latter was the source of her anxiety.

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While Deja and Malik (Asante Blackk) were the epitome of puppy love, at the end of Season 5, viewers learned that Malik had been accepted to Harvard, proving to be a huge roadblock to their relationship. So, do Déja and Malik end up together?

Do Déja and Malik end up together on 'This Is Us'?

Bait and switch is the name of the game for This Is Us producers, and we hate to love it. The moment we think we’ve gotten the Pearsons all figured out, we’re hit with yet another curveball. But is this the case with Malik and Déja?

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Although Déja was fully ready to graduate from high school early and completely change her college plans in order to move to Boston with Malik, the young couple listened to Randall's words of wisdom and parted ways as teenagers. We now know they end up together years down the line and welcome a child.

There's still one more episode of This Is Us to go, so hopefully viewers will learn more about their relationship/baby before the series is over for good. But as it stands, it certainly seems like Déja and Malik are endgame.

Catch the series finale of This Is Us on Tuesday, May 24 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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