Rider Strong To Marry Alexandra Barreto On Sunday
Rider Strong, star of Boy Meets World, is getting married to longtime love Alexandra Barreto in Oregon on Sunday.
Strong, who played Shawn Hunter on the popular series Boy Meets World (1993-2000) for seven seasons, met his bride on the set of the failed WB series Pepper Dennis, staring Rebecca Romijn, in 2006. They announced their engagement in December of 2012, just days after he proposed.
“I asked on Dec. 23, while her parents were visiting for the holidays. I took her for a walk under the redwoods on the property where I grew up in Northern California. It was pouring rain, but it didn’t look like it was going to stop anytime soon, so I just decided to go for it,” Strong told E! News at the time.
Strong even made Barreto’s engagement ring himself.
“I spent weeks making the ring in secret… I carved the ring out of wax, cast it in white gold and had my dad make a wooden ring box for me. My dad made my mom’s ring, so I was following in his footsteps,” Strong revealed.
Now, almost a year later, the couple is sealing the deal with a camp-themed wedding.
“I’m incredibly lucky to be getting married to my best friend and partner in crime. We’re tying the knot at a summer camp in Oregon… It’s going to be a camp-themed weekend with everyone sleeping in bunks, a ropes course, games, a talent show… let’s hope it doesn’t rain too much,” Strong said in a statement.
Strong also announced his impending nuptuals on Twitter, promising his followers, “Next time I tweet, I’ll be a married man.”
Thanks for all the nice notes everyone. Off to get hitched. Next time I tweet, I'll be a married man.
— Rider Strong (@RiderStrong) October 18, 2013
Fans of Strong and his role on Boy Meets World know that Strong has no set plans to appear on the Boy Meets World spinoff series, Girl Meets World, that will star the original Boy Meets World couple, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel as true love personified, Cory and Topanga.
“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,” Strong wrote in a blog post when news of the spinoff broke in 2012.
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