Milo Ventimiglia Defends His "Normal Length" Shorts After Those Viral Gym Photos

In a new interview, Milo Ventimiglia shared the real story behind those viral short shorts pics. Scroll on for the This Is Us star's gym confession.

By Jess Cohen May 18, 2021 11:46 AMTags
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Attention, internet: Milo Ventimiglia is setting the record straight about those alleged short shorts.

As fans of the This Is Us star may recall, the actor set pulses racing in April when he was photographed leaving the gym in West Hollywood. In the pictures, Milo could be seen walking to his car after a workout, putting his muscles on full display in a rolled up graphic tee and what appeared to be very short shorts. However, during an appearance on the May 17 episode of The Talk, the Gilmore Girls alum explained the shorts are actually "normal length."

"I swear to god this is just a guy leaving the gym," he told the co-hosts. "I wasn't even thinking about it. The shorts are normal length, but when I work out I kind of fold them up just so I can work a little harder. It's even a joke around some of my friends that are inside the gym when I'm there. We all know one know get under a bar or get on a machine or something and my shorts get hiked up really high, then everyone kind of hoots and hollers."

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And how does he feel about the internet's wild reaction to the pics? Milo said he's "excited" about it. Though he noted, "I wasn't expecting it."


In early May, Milo even took to his Instagram to show a close-up shot of the shorts. "Ride em high kids," he captioned the snap. "West Hollywood, CA. MV."

As for Milo's workout routine, the 43-year-old Heroes alum works with trainer and friend Jason Walsh. "I've been working with Milo for roughly eight years now," he told People in 2020. "We meet anywhere between three to five times a week, depending on how busy he is."

"Milo has always been dedicated to his workouts," the Rise Nation founder added. "Consistency is key. It's the best method because as an actor, you don't have to stress about taking your clothes off if that time comes. You just know you're good to go."

Take a look at the video above to see Milo share the real story behind those photos!

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