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Since the 1990s we’ve swapped hamburger cell phones for smartphones and posters by Leo DiCaprio for properly curated Harry Styles fan accounts, and our BFFs were with us to experience every minute of it. We met two best friends who had been there for each other over the decades – Sabrina the teenage witch Co-stars Melissa Joan Hart, aka Sabrina Spellman, and Soleil Moon Frye, aka Roxie King – to look back on their IRL friendship over the years and share some of their favorite moments both on and off screen.
When they were about 6 years old, Frye and Hart attended an audition for Ron Howard’s 1983 film Small shots and eventually became close friends in their teens when they started working together on the later seasons of Sabrina the teenage witch. “We’re both very talkative, very adventurous people, and we became quick friends,” Hart told POPSUGAR before Frye added, “When we were in our late teens we were inseparable. We both love to talk. We both like to listen and we love to be really honest with each other. “
“She had a baby so I had to have a baby and then she had another baby so I had to have another baby. So Soleil’s life determines my life. ”
In addition to being college BFFs on screen, the two were there for each other through thick and thin in real life, chatting about celebrity crushes and their favorite outfits Sabrina about half a liter of ice and the occasional spoonful of caviar. “I remember crying on her shoulder in my early 20s with numerous boyfriend problems,” Hart said, adding that she and Frye used to share an apartment in New York. “When I met my husband and we got married, she suggested this house we should buy and it became our first home together. And then she suggested where we get married. She had a baby, so I had to have a baby … and then she had another baby, so I had to have another baby. So Soleil’s life dictates my life. “
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Today, Hart has three kids and Frye has four kids, so their ’90s-style slumber parties usually include family time, but that hasn’t stopped them from squeezing a bit of childhood nostalgia here and there. “I am looking Punky [Brewster] with the kids, “said Frye, mentioning that she hopes to guest star in the Hart Punky Brewster Restart. “While we were making the sequel it was so cute because my 7 year old and all the kids and my 5 year old we all got together and saw it Punky Pilot. . . It really is a dream come true. And it’s so much fun working with incredible, great and inspiring people every day. “
“I love this amazing creature so much and she was just such an amazing friend to me and just a special part of my life.”
The couple don’t usually talk about work or on set these days, but Hart added that some of their favorite guest stars during their Sabrina Spellman days were Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, * NSYNC, Blondie and Dick Van Dyke, with whom she was on season four “Welcome Back, Duke” danced. “It was amazing that everyone loved the show so much that they want us to be there or their kids loved the show and they wanted to be there for their kids,” she said.
To celebrate National Best Friends Day on June 8th, Frye and Hart teamed up with Heluva Good! The 90s-style merchandise competition from Dip. And while life has been a whirlwind of change since the 90s, it’s nice to know that some of our favorite screen friendships are still holding IRL. “I love this amazing creature so much and she was just such an amazing friend to me and just a special part of my life,” Frye said before turning to Hart. “I have so many deep memories of you and the fact that you were always there to support me [means so much]. “It seems as if the ex-Sabrina the teenage witch Costars really have a magical bond that cannot be broken. Feeling nostalgic? Check out our compilation of over 100 gifts to give to your best friend ahead of National BFF Day.