When Chrissy Metz was just a child, her father, Mark, reportedly left her and her mother. The abandonment undoubtedly left a mark on the actress, who was just 8 years old at the time, reported the Daily Mail).
Speaking with People magazine in January 2018, Metz revealed that her relationship with her father factors heavily in the content of her memoir, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today. “There is a chapter about our lack of relationship and trying to establish one,” the actress said. “But [I realized] that you can only hope that people will want to have a relationship with you. If they do, they do, and if they don’t, that’s okay, too.”
Mentioning that she once read that her father claimed that she had abandoned him, Metz asked, “How does a child abandon their parent?” Still, the actress said she has “a lot of love for him,” and it’s obvious that she wishes they could grow closer. “But at the end of the day there’s only so much you can do. A relationship is a two-way street.”