I thought they looked familiar!
We’ve all seen Barney & Friends. Some of us grew up with the show. Others watched the show with their kids or babysitting charges. Whatever the reason, we all know the lovable, purple dinosaur.
And, as I suspect is the case for most Millennials, certain songs and scenes from the show are burned into my brain. Yet I never realized the show had two future megastars in its midst: Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. And judging from a recent uproar on social media this week, I’m not the only one.
Lovato played Angela for nine episodes in the show’s seventh and eighth seasons, while Gomez played Gianna in 13 episodes during the same time, with the two sharing the screen in several of their appearances.
Shot in the Dallas area where Lovato and Gomez grew up, the show was a milestone for them: it was both women’s first credited acting job.
Everyone has to start somewhere!
Lovato mentioned her shared history with Gomez on Twitter in 2017 but, for many fans, the news came as a huge surprise!
It’s a fitting origin for the two superstars, who are close friends in real life. After all, Barney & Friends was all about love and friendship.