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‘Boy Meets World’ Star Rider Strong Engaged To Alexandra Barreto

Thu, December 27, 2012 9:28am EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
Rider Strong Engaged

The ‘Boy Meets World’ star popped to the question to his long-time girlfriend the day after Christmas.

Somewhere, Angela Moore is weeping. Rider Strong, who played the eternally perfect-haired Shawn Hunter on Boy Meets World, is officially engaged. Toofab confirms that Rider, 33, proposed to girlfriend Alexandra Barreto on Dec. 26 — with a ring he designed himself! (Now that’s something Shawn Hunter would never do… mostly because he was way too poor.)

According to the site, Alexandra’s custom engagement ring consists of three diamonds and a gold band.

Congrats to the happy couple!

What Rider Strong Has Done Since ‘Boy Meets World’:

Rider may be best known for playing Shawn on the classic ABC sitcom, but even though he retired that role in 2000, he’s far from retired in his own career. Along with a slew of movies, Rider also had several high-profile TV roles.

In 2006, he starred on The WB’s short-lived drama series Pepper Dennis, which is actually where he met Alexandra! On the show, Rider played Chick Dirka, the cameraman for Rebecca Romijn‘s titular newswoman.

In Dec. 2009, Rider guest starred on an episode of ABC’s Castle as Rocco, the former assistant of an art gallery owner who had been mysteriously shot to death.

He also voiced a recurring character on Disney Channel’s Kim Possible, and actually, there’s a chance we might see him back on that network in the near future…

Will Rider Strong Appear On ‘Girl Meets World’?

Good question!

While Rider’s Boy Meets World co-stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have both signed on to do the Disney Channel spin-off Girl Meets World, Rider is far less committed.

“At this point, I have no official involvement,” Rider wrote on his official website last month. “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.”


— Andy Swift

More on the cast of Boy Meets World:

  1. Will Shawn Hunter Appear On ‘Girl Meets World?’ Rider Strong Speaks
  2. ‘Girl Meets World’: Ben Savage Says The Hunt Is On For The ‘Perfect’ Riley
  3. Danielle Fishel Talks ‘Girl Meets World’: Who Else Is Coming Back?