Boy Meets World alum Danielle Fishel has broken her 30-year silence and revealed she had a crush on co-star Ryder Strong while filming the show.
Danielle Fishel has broken her silence and revealed a secret she’s kept for three decades.
The former teen star, 41, had a crush on Ryder Strong, 42, when they were working on Boy Meets World.
The truth came out on the last episode of their Pod Meets World podcast, when a fan asked if any of the cast had a crush on each other during the ABC sitcom’s run from 1993 to 2000.
Secret Revealed: ‘Boy Meets World Star’ Danielle Fishel, 41, reveals a secret she’s kept for 30 years; pictures of los angeles may 2022
“I’ll go first,” said Daniella, who played Lawrence’s Topanga. “I was in love with Ryder.”
“That’s not true,” exclaimed the shocked actor who played bad boy Sean Hunter. “You never told me that.
“That’s too true,” Danielle replied.
Crushes: The actress who played Topanga Lawrence had a crush on 42-year-old Ryder Strong, who played bad boy Sean Hunter on the hit sitcom; pictured Los Angeles, June 2022
Q&A: The news came during a fan Q&A session during a rewatch episode of their Pod Meets World podcast that aired on August 24; pictured 2018
The Girl Meets World star explained that she began to feel warm and fuzzy towards her partner after they started working together.
“I think it started maybe later in the first season and definitely in the second season,” she recalls. ‘I did. I was in love with Ryder. I don’t know, he was so smart.
“You know one of my favorite things about Ryder, and it remains true to this day: Ryder is very eccentric. He will tell you about his feelings, and he is very free in his compliments, but he does not throw them away willy-nilly. When Ryder compliments you, it’s thoughtful, it makes sense, and you can tell… it’s coming from a very real place.”
Smart: One of the reasons Danielle said she was attracted to Ryder is “he was so smart.”
It is hoped that this discovery will not cause embarrassment in the office. Danielle and Ryder, along with former co-star Eric Friedl, 46, have been hosting the podcast since their first episode aired on June 15.
Danielle is happily married to producer Jensen Karp, 42, and they have two children: Adler, three, and Keaton, one. Ryder has been married to actress Alexandra Barreto, 46, since 2013 and they have a seven-year-old Indigo.
Whether the popular ’90s series, which still enjoys a dedicated fan base, will ever be relaunched remains to be seen. 41-year-old Ben Savage, who played Corey Matthews, is trying his hand at politics. He is running for the City Council of West Hollywood, California.
Reboot: Fans have expressed interest in a reboot of the series. Ben Savage, who played Corey Matthews, is trying his hand at politics. He’s running for city council in West Hollywood, California / pictured in Los Angeles, May 2000