Every fan-favorite Disney Channel series had a hunky boyfriend!
Hannah Montana, for example, introduced the character of Jake Ryan (played by Cody Linley) during the show’s first season. He went on to play Miley Stewart’s (Miley Cyrus) on and off throughout all four seasons. Years after the show came to end in 2011, Cody reflected on playing Miley’s love interest on screen.
According to a 2016 interview with MTV News, the actor remembered the “Wrecking Ball” songstress as “super sweet” and “very fun.” Cody also noted that Miley was one costar who “taught [him] how to have fun on set and just, you know, laugh.”
“Every time Miley and I would have a kissing scene, the prop guy would always have a fart machine somewhere and make the sound,” he recalled in the same interview. “I think that it was just such a match made in heaven. I even thought that we were going to be together, and it was so sweet, cause Miley was, I think, kinda bummed that they wrote my character out [of the show], but you know it’s a show, there is only two ways they could go with it, so I was happy for the time that I had.”
Shane Harper played Spencer Walsh in Good Luck Charlie. For most of the series, he was in a relationship with Bridgit Mendler‘s character Teddy Duncan. The former Disney Channel stars even dated in real life while they were playing onscreen love interest.
“We were 16 when we met. Actually, he was 15. He’s two months younger than me, so he just turned 16. I don’t know … maybe he was just too boisterous or something and I was just lame and I thought I was too good,” Bridget joked about her now-ex during an April 2015 interview. “Two years later, we were just in the same friend group for a while and he wore me down. Persistence. I think chivalry should never die. I think a guy should fight for a girl and wait for a girl.”
These aren’t the only two examples of past Disney Channel boyfriends. Sterling Knight, Daniel Samonas, Bradley Steven Perry and more well-known names appeared on the network as love interests on various shows, inducing Sonny With a Chance, Wizards of Waverly Place, I Didn’t Do It and more.
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