Finding love for your favorite Disney Channel characters!
Before she played Toni Topaz on Riverdale, actress Vanessa Morgan got her start on Disney Channel. The actress played Cameron Parks’ (Carlon Jeffery) girlfriend on A.N.T. Farm.
“It is wonderful working with Vanessa,” Carlon said in a behind-the-scenes video from June 2012. “We have to do some dancing, a little bit of a Tango.”
Vanessa, for her part, chimed in, adding, “Being on the set of A.N.T. Farm is awesome. Everyone is so nice.”
Debby Ryan also started off playing a Disney Channel girlfriend before getting her own show on the network. The actress’ claim to fame came from her role as Bailey Pickett on The Suite Life on Deck. Her character dated Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse).
“I was a freshman when I moved out for Suite Life and now my best friend has her graduation ceremony a week after [my] graduation episode so it’s kind of bizarre,” the actress told TV Guide ahead of the show’s May 2011 finale. “Filming the finale, in addition to crying and hugging each other, we were talking about what’s next in our lives. We’re all so happy to see what we’re all going to go out and do.”
At the time, the actress also teased what she thought would happen between Bailey and Cody.
“You get to see Cody and Bailey overcome this major obstacle and really see love triumph,” Debby shared. “If any couple could handle this sort of thing it would be Cody and Bailey. … I think her and Cody are going to be together until the end of time.”
She added: “I would love to see Bailey starting her own company, doing something she had no idea she was good at. By going on the S.S. Tipton she really saw the world and saw all the opportunities that there are out there. So being an entrepreneur or a super successful CEO, that would be really great.”
Although Debby hasn’t acted with her onscreen love interest since her Disney Channel days, she is still close with both Cole and Dylan Sprouse.
“It’s really nice. I think, when you go through such intense, insane life during your high school years with people,” she said in an August 2018 interview. “There’s only a few people that knew you before that and outside of that and through that and I value my friendship with both [Cole] and Dylan, it’s cool! And they’re both killing it in their careers.”
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