Rebecca Pearson (née Malone) is widowed wife of Jack Pearson. At the start of the series, the couple had just moved into a new home in Pittsburgh and are welcoming triplets.
She is portrayed by Mandy Moore.
In an effort to avoid a lifetime of servitude to a TV-zombie husband, Rebecca demonstrated an interest in learning about the intricacies of football. Rebecca was introduced to the Pittsburgh Steelers by her husband, Jack, prior to the birth of the triplets. She became a super fan, singing at a sports bar, Froggy's, Super Bowl party.
During their marriage, Rebecca provides a striptease-like dance to Jack on his birthday. On his 36th birthday, she begins the dance fully-clothed. Her water breaks shortly afterward.
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While celebrating her husband's birthday, Rebecca's water breaks and the couple immediately proceed to the hospital. Rebecca births the first triplet, Kevin. Immediately, she enters a distressed state and the OB-GYN immediately takes her in to surgery. Daughter Kate was born and Rebecca entered recovery; however, the third triplet, Kyle, was stillborn as a result of the umbilical cord wrapping around his neck.
Rebecca and Jack adopt a black child, who was anonymously left at a fire station, and name him Randall. Rebecca faces challenges bonding with and nursing her adopted son. Upon leaving the hospital, Rebecca sees a man at a bus stop. She calls out to him, believing he is possibly connected to the baby she is taking home. While the children's father takes them for their check up, Rebecca seeks out the man and learns he is, in fact, the father of her adopted son. She approaches him at his apartment to learn more about her son's roots and to be assured that he will not take the baby back.
Rebecca and Jack's marriage is stressed after the birth of their children. Jack frequently is out late drinking, leaving Rebecca to pick up the slack at home.
In the present day, Rebecca is married to Miguel, Jack's best friend.
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