Cobie Smulders defends How I Met Your Mother's controversial ending

**Warning: This article contains spoilers for How I Met Your Mother. Read at your own risk.**

Cobie Smulders has defended the controversial ending to How I Met Your Mother, six whole years after the show came to ahead.

For nine seasons, fans eagerly tuned in to find out who the mother of Ted’s (Josh Radnor) children were.

However, after almost a decade of waiting for the answer, the majority of the fandom was left disappointed when it was revealed Tracy (Cristin Milioti) was in fact their mum.

And just when we thought we were going to finally meet her, the last episode saw Ted confirm that she had died six whole years ago.

The whole crux of the story then turned to his relationship with Robin (Cobie Smulders) where he asked his children if he could move on with her and find love again.

The pair had dated on and off throughout the series, so it’s no surprise they ended up together, despite Robin tying the knot – and then soon divorcing – Barney (Neil Patrick Harris).

But while there was outcry when the final scenes aired, Cobie has thrown her support behind the decision when chatting with Metro.co.uk.

She told us: ‘People are going to feel how they’re going to feel about that. But I think that there’s been enough time.

‘Watching it as a streaming show now, you get a little bit more of a connection for other relationships.’

The 38-year-old added: ‘I think at the end of the series between Robin and Barney, that was sort of the relationship everyone was rooting for. But when you go back to the very beginning of the show, it was Robin and Ted.

‘So, I think that it’s a different way to watch the show now when you see it in its entirety.’

As for a potential reunion between the cast, Cobie teased: ‘I think everything is possible.

‘There’s certainly nothing in the works for it, but I would love to work with everybody again. It’s been too long but there’s nothing on the horizon.’

The star was speaking ahead of her new show Stumptown, which recently made its debut on Alibi.

While all 18-episode have aired in America, the UK is finally getting a taste of the cop drama, which Cobie described as ‘astounding’.

During the series, she plays the role of Dex Parios a Marine veteran who lands the job of becoming a private investigator in Portland, Oregon.

‘It was a super fun show to shoot,’ she gushed: ‘We have such a great cast and an amazing crew. Every episode, it’s astounding what we’re able to pull off, because the show was really jam packed in terms of it’s got a lot of action in it.’

The actress added: ‘We’re dealing with a lot of different tones and within each episode different stories and different cases.’

‘So, it’s certainly a very exciting watch. And it was with a lot of fun shoot.’

Stumptown airs on Alibi, Wednesdays at 9pm.

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