Boy Meets World Star, Rider Strong, is engaged to girlfriend Alexandra Barreto. Us Weekly reports that Strong, who is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter in Boy Meets World, proposed to Barreto on December 23.
It’s reported that proposal went down while Baretto’s parents were visiting for the holidays. He designed and created the engagement ring himself. He told Us that he received lessons in wax casting from an “old-school jeweler” in Echo Park, and then set up a workspace himself to craft the ring out of white gold. His father, who also created an engagement ring for his own marriage, made the wooden box that housed the ring.
As for the special moment itself, Strong described the scene to Us:
“I took her for a walk under the redwoods on the property where I grew up in Northern California. It was pouring rain, but it didn’t look like it was going to stop anytime soon, so I just decided to go for it.”
For now, Strong will be focused on his upcoming marriage to Barreto, but will he have any involvement with Girl Meets World? He told Us that he has no “official involvement” in the spin off series starring the daughter of Cory and Topanga, but he says that he “can’t wait to see it evolve.”