This may be hard to believe, but Wednesday, July 1, 2020, is Raini Rodriguez‘s 27th birthday! She was only 18 when she starred in Austin & Ally, which means it’s been more than eight years since the show premiered on Disney Channel! Wow, it’s seriously shocking how fast time has flown by.
As fans know, the show, which aired its first episode on December 2, 2011, also starred Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Calum Worthy and more. Ally played by Laura — was a shy songwriter who suffered from major stage fright while Austin — played by Ross — was a confident singer, and together they made a perfect pair. Their magical relationship started when, without Ally’s knowledge, Austin went ahead and stole one of the songs she wrote. When Ally wanted to let people know that she actually wrote the tune, Austin begged her to have them work together on music instead. Eventually, she agreed, and the show documented their journey together as they tried to handle Austin’s newfound fame. It went on for four epic seasons before it ended on January 10, 2016, and everyone was pretty sad to see it go.
In the years since the show went off the air, the cast has certainly grown up a lot. Some of them went on to star in a bunch of TV shows and movies, while others stepped out of the spotlight to start families of their own!
Scroll through our gallery to see what the stars from Austin & Ally are up to now.
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