Alyssa Milano has embraced motherhood with her two children, Milo and Elizabella,聽with husband David Bugliari. While her second-born鈥檚 name is one of the more unique baby names we鈥檝e heard, her five-year-old son鈥檚 name is shared with Milano鈥檚 one-time costar Milo Ventimiglia. And this is no accident: Milano revealed recently that the name was inspired, in part, by her friendship with the This Is Us star.

Following Ventimiglia鈥檚 recent admission that Milano was once his childhood crush, Milano told People聽that she had no idea she was his dream girl when they worked together on 2008鈥檚 Pathology. The two actors became friends on set, and when Milano confided in her on-screen hubby that she might have feelings for Bugliari (one of the agents at her Hollywood agency), the Heroes star told her to go for it.

鈥淚 used to confide in Milo Ventimiglia and say, 鈥業s that weird if I date an agent that鈥檚 at my agency?鈥 and he was very, like, 鈥楴o, if you鈥檙e compatible, you should go for it,鈥欌 Milano told People. 鈥淪o I feel like he was responsible for my husband and [me] getting together.鈥

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As for why she named her son Milo? 鈥淚 loved that name, but when Milo was born, he just looked like a Milo to me and I thought it would be a lovely homage to Milo Ventimiglia for encouraging me to find my love,鈥 she shared.

If that鈥檚 not true friendship, we don鈥檛 know what is.

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(h/t People; photo via Randy Shropshire/Getty)