Danielle Fishel’s 30-Year Secret Reveled: Ever wonder whether Danielle Fishel and Rider Strong had a deeper relationship outside of Boy Meets World? Along with Rider and co-star Will Friedle, the legendary actress, 41, revealed a startling admission in amusing new podcast comments for Pod Meets World (via TooFab). Danielle was the first to respond when a fan inquired about if they had ever had crushes on one another. I’ll go first,” she said in reply. I was in love with Rider. (Danielle Fishel’s 30-Year Secret Reveled)
Rider, 42, who portrayed Shawn Hunter opposite Danielle’s Topanga Lawrence in the adored ABC sitcom, appeared to be unaware of this. He cried out, “That’s not true, you’ve never told me that!” You held onto that for thirty years? So … You had a first-ever crush on me. Me and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Through the 1990s, you really had the adolescent magazine issue covered.
Aug 26 2022
‘Boy Meets World’ Star Danielle Fishel 30-Year Secret
Danielle Fishel’s 30-Year Secret
Danielle said, “It is too true,” expressing her sincere feelings towards her former co-star and present cohost. “I believe it began possibly toward the end of season 1 and continued into season two. I did. I was smitten with Rider. I have no idea; he was so intelligent. (Danielle Fishel’s 30-Year Secret Reveled) You already know that Rider is incredibly effusive, which is still one of my favorite qualities about him. He will be honest with you and quite generous with his compliments, but he won’t just shower you with them. When Rider complements you, you can tell it’s sincere, meaningful, and that it comes from a genuine place.
Evidently, their mutual acting class was also affected by the crush. She said, “I recall receiving a very genuine praise from Rider. then experiencing the emotion “Oh, my God, I love you.” (Danielle Fishel’s 30-Year Secret Reveled) The relationship developed into “a very nice, deep friendship and we had very important chats,” Danielle added, acknowledging that she might have “annoyed” Rider at first when she started playing Topanga.
Between 1993 and 2000, Boy Meets World aired. Rider reprised his role as Shawn in recurrent roles in the Girl Meets World spinoff from 2014 through 2017, in which Danielle went on to star.