Milo Ventimiglia has won the hearts of This Is Us fans by playing the romantic Jack Pearson, but he prefers to keep his real-life romance under wraps.

A source tells In Touch that Milo, 39, has been dating New Jersey native Kelly Egarian, 31, for about five months.

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“He is very protective of her and their relationship,” the source says. “He’s wanted to be private about it because she’s not a celebrity. But this isn’t her first celebrity relationship — she also dated [’NSYNC alum] J.C. Chasez.”

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It may be only a matter of time before Milo makes his feelings for Kelly, who now lives in LA and works as a marketing coordinator at Stella McCartney, public.

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“They look happy and very much in love!” the source adds.

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