'Boy Meets World' Star Rider Strong Welcomes His First Child

by Antoinette Bueno 7:10 AM PST, January 22, 2015
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Shawn Hunter is now a daddy.

Actor Rider Strong, best known for his role as bad boy Shawn Hunter on ABC's beloved series Boy Meets World, welcomed his first child with wife Alexandra Barreto on Sunday, Dec. 28, People reports. Rider, 35, and Alexandra, 39, have decided to name their new baby boy Indigo.

The good news is a surprise for Rider's fans, given that the couple kept the pregnancy and birth completely under wraps. The two have been married since October 2013, after meeting on the set of the WB show Pepper Dennis in 2006.

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Rider recently reprised his most famous role on Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spinoff Girl Meets World, which follows Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga's (Danielle Fishel) young daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard).

Savage recently tweeted an adorable cast reunion photo -- featuring him, Rider, Danielle, and Willam Daniels (Mr. Feeny) -- putting a smile on all Boy Meets World fans' faces.

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Check out five things you need to know about Cory and Topanga's new Girl Meets World family in the video below.