This may be hard to believe, but it’s officially been more than five years since Bella and the Bulldogs came to its bittersweet end. That’s right, after 39 episodes the fan-favorite series said goodbye to Nickelodeon on June 25, 2016, and we were seriously heartbroken. Time has seriously flown by!
“I didn’t know anything [about football] before the show, didn’t know anything during the show, still don’t know anything after the show,” Lilimar told fans when reflected on the show in a YouTube video from June 2020. “I mean, I’m familiar with the game’s vocabulary, I could tell you the difference between a quarterback and a linebacker, the rules of the game, a couple of basic things. But honestly, I don’t know much, nor would you catch me just randomly watching a game if it’s on.”
Besides Lilimar, the show starred Brec Bassinger as cheerleader Bella Dawson who showed off her epic talents and quickly became the new quarterback for her middle school’s football team. Coy Stewart, Jackie Radinsky, Buddy Handleson, Froy Gutierrez and Haley Tju also starred alongside the actresses throughout show’s two seasons.
“There is not a day that goes where I don’t miss my Bella and the Bulldogs family and being on set,” Brec said in a YouTube video from August 2017. “It was literally two of the best years of my life and I’m still in the stage where when I’m watching reruns of the show, I miss it so much that I can’t help but cry. I know I’ll get to the point of my life when I watch it, I’m just so happy and grateful for those experiences which I am, but as of right now, I still just miss it so much that I can’t help but cry. I love them, I miss them so much. I miss the cast, everyone.”
During the same video, she also revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets from the show’s set. “We had so many bloopers on that show,” Brec revealed, noting that one of her “proudest moments” was being able to throw a football correctly!
Since the show ended, the cast went on to accomplished a bunch in Hollywood. What are they up to now? Well, J-14 decided to do some investigating, and it turns out, they’ve accomplished a lot over the last few years. Scroll through our gallery to find out what the cast of Bella and the Bulldogs is up to now.
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