Boy Meets Girl: Rider Strong Gets Engaged!

The cute couple at a red carpet event in 2010.

Looks like Rider Strong is following in Danielle Fishel’s footsteps…down the aisle! Over the holidays, he popped the question to longtime girlfriend Alexandra Barreto.

The actor, best known for playing Shawn Hunter on “Boy Meets World,” gave E! News the details on the romantic proposal. “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,” he dished. And if that’s not aww-worthy enough, Rider designed the ring himself!

As soon as the gossip went wide, messages of love and support from fans flooded in through Twitter, and Strong didn’t hold back his gratitude. “Thanks for the congrats, everyone. I’m incredibly lucky to share my life with @barretoalex. Looking forward to making it official,” he tweeted yesterday. His lovely bride-to-be shared in the enthusiasm, saying, “Thanks for the love today! Excited to start this marriage thing with @RiderStrong. Not the planning. Maybe someone else can do that. Mom?”

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