Hey Boy Meets World fans, Topanga and Shawn got married over the weekend! ... Except not in the way you were hoping.
In a cute coincidence, Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel both happened to get married to different people over the same weekend. Strong married long-time girlfriend Alexandra Barreto in a camp-themed ceremony in Oregon. The weekend wedding included festivities like a talent show and a rope course while guest accommodations included bunk beds. Fishel, on the other hand, married Tim Belusko in a more scaled-back event in Los Angeles that the actress' rep told People was "short and sweet." Unfortunately, this isn't some alternate version of the '90s sitcom where Cory falls in a ditch to never be seen again, and years of repressed feelings lead to love between Shawn and Topanga. Some Boy Meets World fan fiction sites got really excited for a minute there.
The big question is: whose wedding did Ben Savage attend?
Fishel and Savage will reprise their roles in the Boy Meets World Spin-off, Girl Meets World, which will follow the adventures of Cory and Topanga's daughter, Riley Matthews.
Former Boy Meets World star Rider Strong tied the knot with Alexandra Barreto on Sunday (20Oct13). Just one day after his former co-star Danielle Fishel wed in Los Angeles, Strong exchanged vows with his actress fiancee at a summer camp-themed ceremony in Oregon.
The couple ensured guests had fun by setting up a ropes course, games, a talent show and cabins used as sleeping quarters.
However, Strong tells People magazine that the one thing missing from his big day - the presence of his TV co-stars, including on-screen best friend Ben Savage, who attended Fishel's wedding in California.
A statement from the star reads: "I am missing some of my Boy Meets World family. That was my fault, Danielle chose the date first."
Strong and his new wife met while working on the 2006 TV series Pepper Dennis and became engaged last December (12).
The actor played Shawn Hunter on Boy Meets World.
Former Boy Meets World star Rider Strong is set to tie the knot with fiancee Alexandra Barreto on Sunday (20Oct13). The actor, who played Shawn in the hit '90s TV show, will be exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend in Oregon.
Strong shares the good news to People magazine in a statement that reads, "I'm incredibly lucky to be getting married to my best friend and partner-in-crime."
The couple met while working on the 2006 TV series Pepper Dennis and became engaged last December (12).
Odds are, you were already planning on thinking about Boy Meets World today. There’s no denying it — the show occupies about one third of your conscious thought. As such, here’s one answer to the inevitable “Where are they now?” query that you’re bound to entertain in your ruminations: Rider Strong, the man we will always know as Shawn Hunter, is engaged.
Strong’s publicist revealed the news on Twitter, posted the above image of Strong and his fiancée, actress Alexandra Barreto, attached to a message reading, "CONGRATULATIONS to @RiderStrong & @barretoalex on their engagement!!"
You might recognize Barreto from recurring roles on The District and, more recently, Justified. The pair first met during their joint stint on the short-lived WB series Pepper Dennis. In 2008, Strong and Barreto co-created and appeared in an ad campaign in favor of the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, which you can watch here.
And now, we rejoice for our lifelong friend, Mr. Hunter. We celebrate this grand endeavor, thinking back fondly upon all of the divergent paths that would eventually lead him to this new turn…
It all started with Dana: the first woman to earn a young Shawn’s blossoming affections, inspiring him to plan a picnic against the forces of a wintery Philadelphia. The woman along with whom Shawn would face adversity in the ickiest form: the suspicion that her mother was dating his surrogate dad, Mr. Turner. And the woman who would be cast out by Shawn inexplicably, eventually channeling her resultant scorn into the ability to zap things and transform into puddles.
After Dana, we’d see Shawn take up with Jennifer — a scathing and selfish lass who might have doomed our growing hero to a life of distrust. We didn’t care for her, and we were pleased when Shawn recognized the merit in his camaraderie with one Cory Matthews over that in this sham of a relationship.
And finally, Angela. The love story between Shawn and Angela knows few parallels — their ups were sky high. Their downs were six feet under. And when Shawn finally bade an ultimate farewell to his one and only, forced to stand by as she set course for Europe, we all imagined he might never find this sort of happiness again. Until now.
While many of us still might root for a Shawngela reunion, we find comfort in Hunter’s newfound bliss. Congratulations to our beloved alumnus of John Adams High, Pennbrook University, and this magical adventure we call growing up.
[Photo Credit: Twitter]
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Former Boy Meets World star Rider Strong is engaged after proposing to his actress girlfriend Alexandra Barreto.
The actor, who played Shawn in the hit '90s TV show, popped the question to his longtime partner on Wednesday (26Dec12).
The couple met while working on the 2006 TV series Pepper Dennis.
Strong recently ruled himself out of the upcoming Boy Meets World update, Girl Meets World, which will reprise characters from the hit coming-of-age series.
In a post on his website, he wrote, "At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years.
"But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, it's own show."