Fred Savage gained immense popularity in the late ’80s and early ’90s for his role as the lead in “The Wonder Years.” At the same time, Hewitt was 14 and making a name for herself on Disney’s “Kids Incorporated.” The two young stars eventually crossed paths.
In an Instagram Live interview with TooFab, Hewitt reminisced about crushing on Savage. She revealed that for their first date, Savage took her to the Laugh Factory for a comedy show. Unfortunately, their love story was short-lived because of Hewitt’s unusual pet: a pig. She said she never saw him again because he was really creeped out.
She Moves to Los Angeles
Hewitt’s talent and dedication soon caught the attention of scouts. After winning the title of "Texas Our Little Miss Talent Winner" at age ten, she began seriously considering a career in entertainment. Encouraged by her family and friends, Hewitt made the bold decision to move to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress and musician.
This was a challenging time for the young star as she tried to adapt to a new city and navigate the competitive entertainment industry. Despite the obstacles, Hewitt remained determined to succeed and continued working tirelessly to perfect her skills.
The Hollywood Hustle
She wasted no time pursuing her career in Los Angeles. Hewitt quickly landed roles in over 20 television commercials, including some for Mattel toys. Her first major break came as a child actress on the Disney Channel's “Kids Incorporated” from 1989 to 1991.
As a member of the cast, she received three Young Artist Award nominations — a testament to her talent and a sign that she was destined for great things. During her time in Los Angeles, Hewitt attended Lincoln High School, where she met future talent scout Jonathan Neville. Neville immediately recognized Hewitt's potential and recommended her for her breakout role in the hit series “Party of Five” (1994).
Her Brief Romance With Joey Lawrence
During the peak of her popularity, thanks to her role in the hit TV series "Party of Five," Hewitt briefly dated fellow actor Joey Lawrence. The two became an item for a few months but eventually went their separate ways. Their relationship was closely followed by fans and the media at the time, as both actors were considered rising stars in the entertainment industry.
While their romance may have been short-lived, it remains a notable moment in both of their careers. The specifics of their relationship remain private; their brief time together reflects the magnifying glass that celebrities' personal lives fall under.
She Dates Will Friedle
Hewitt moved on from her relationship with Joseph Lawrence and began dating yet another '90s heartthrob — Will Friedle. A publication reported that the two first met on the set of the teen romantic comedy "Trojan War," which was released in 1997.
Hewitt and Friedle also played each other's love interests in "Boy Meets World," which featured some passionate kissing scenes. It’s unclear why and when the two eventually went their separate ways. Young and fleeting love, most likely. The split seemed amicable, without any accompanying drama. Hewitt moved on soon after and started dating an iconic star from the 1990s.