“I should have taken a chance” – How Melissa Joan Opened Up About Dating Co-Star Ryan Reynolds in 1996

Published 02/23/2023, 7:00 AM EST

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Melissa Joan Hart once had a brief phase of romance with Ryan Reynolds. The actress who is happily married to Mark Wilkerson for a decade had her own regret for not taking a chance with the Deadpool actor. While it was a long time ago, she described how it was dating her old flame.

On-screen couples usually end up dating in real life too, with their chemistry being visible. The case was the same for the actress and her then-co-star Ryan Reynolds. She opened up about it all during a recent interview.

The story of a brief romance between Melissa Joan Hart and Ryan Reynolds


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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively make the perfect couple today, but if things were a bit different, he would’ve likely ended up with Hart. During a recent interview on Hey Dude … The 90s Called! podcast, the actress, opened up about how great the dating phase between her and Reynolds was. Although they began dating, the actress already had a boyfriend, so she couldn’t continue this flame. But she did not end up with the other guy either. “So maybe I should have taken a chance!” she said about her romance with her Sabrina The Teenage Witch co-star.

That was their first time working together, and they hit it off. Despite not ending up together, she was all praises for him, calling him a very sweet person, and being smitten with each other. Regardless, the movie was a hit, and both went on to become successful celebrities thereon.

Both the actors are married and settled while continuing their careers. Here is a peep into their life today.


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Where do the actors stand today?

Hart is married to the musician Mark Wilkerson. She shares three kids with him, named Tucker, Branden, and Mason Wilkerson. On the other hand, Reynolds welcomed his fourth baby with actress Blake Lively. While details of the newborn are not revealed, they share three daughters namely, Inez, James, and Betty.

Reynolds and Hart have not worked on a movie together ever since, but Hart does not hold back from sharing sweet memories of their young romance.


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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is writer at NetflixJunkie. She is a law graduate from Dr. Dy Patil college of law but found her passion in content writing.