Once upon a time, Melissa Joan Hart and Ryan Reynolds had a little bit of magic between them.
While appearing on the Hey Dude… The ’90s Called! podcast Sunday, the Melissa & Joey alum opened up about a teenage “thing” she had with the Deadpool star… Yup, you read that right! The 46-year-old recalled watching hosts David Lascher and Christine Taylor on Nickelodeon’s Hey Dude, and Reynolds on Fifteen, which also starred Chris William Martin, AKA Corky Martin — whom she dated! But it would seem she channeled her inner Hannah Montana to get The Best of Both Worlds, as she admitted she and Ryan had a little fling:
“I dated Corky. And then kind of had a little thing with Ryan.”
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She revealed that it all came to be while filming the 1996 made-for-TV movie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, in which Ryan served as her co-star and love interest, Seth:
“I worked with Ryan Reynolds on the Sabrina movie. The first movie we did, Ryan was in it.”
As you know, the film then led into a wildly popular series of the same name, which ran for seven seasons from 1996-2003. Reynolds was not, however, involved.
This is not the first time Melissa has hinted at her early connection with the Red Notice star, as she touched on it during a 2017 appearance on the Australian morning show, Studio 10, explaining that while the two never actually dated, an attraction was definitely there:
“I had a boyfriend at the time, but we were smitten and cute and he was adorable. He was a really, really nice guy — probably would have been a great boyfriend — and I didn’t end up with the other guy. Maybe I should have taken a chance!”
The “other guy” she’s referring to was likely Martin, who she revealed on the podcast she was dating around the same time.
The No Good Nick star also opened up about her chemistry with Ryan during a 2013 appearance on Chelsea Lately, where she explained that their small age difference also played a role in preventing them from ever really going for it:
“He was 17 and I was, like, 19. I was like, ‘You’re too young for me.’”
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However, she recalled a car ride where the two did in fact share a kiss, after the Free Guy star gifted her a Beluga watch:
“I stopped his car…and I wasn’t sure; am I gonna get mad at him? I wasn’t sure so I just grabbed him and started kissing him. You get a piece of jewelry like that, you gotta make out with the guy!”
What could have been!
The two both seem to be doing alright, though, as Melissa ended up marrying musician Mark Wilkerson in 2003, and welcoming three sons — Mason, 17, Braden, 14, and Tucker, 10. On Ryan’s end, he married Marvel star Scarlett Johansson in 2008, before divorcing in 2011, and settling down with wife Blake Lively in 2012. The two share daughters James, 8, Inez, 6, and Betty, 3, as well as their newborn.
Oh, Hollywood. Everybody knows everybody… Maybe a little too well, LOLz!
Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Can you picture the two together? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!