Lisa Whelchel Reunites with ‘Facts of Life’ Costar

By: Pam Wright - June 26, 2014

It’s really nice to see The Facts of Life costars Lisa Whelchel and Charlotte Rae reunited once again.

The two posed for a selfie on Tuesday while out on a lunch date together.

“Selfie with Charlotte Rae today at lunch. She gave me some good advice. (Just like old times),” wrote Welcher in the caption.

Welchel played spoiled rich kid Blair Warner on the beloved ’80s sitcom, while Rae played house mom Mrs. (Edna) Garrett on the series.

Rae left the series in 1986, but was reunited with the rest of the cast in the 2001 TV movie The Facts of Life Reunion. Cloris Leachman stepped in to replace Rae playing Edna’s weird sister, Beverly Ann Stickle.

Time certainly flies as Welchel is now 51 and Rae is still beautiful at 88, and they both continue to stay busy in Hollywood.

Rae will appear in an episode on Girl Meets World and Whelchel, who recently appeared on Survivor, will star alongside another Facts of Life costar, Kim Fields (Tootie), in For Better or For Worse on Hallmark Channel.

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