In 2002, Melissa Joan Hart, then twenty-six, was asked if she might be up for a Clarissa Explains It All reunion. She might not: “Shirley Temple taught me one thing. And that was once you finish a career, you move on.” At the time, she’d not only finished Clarissa, but was just about to wrap up Sabrina the Teenage Witch as well; her most recent series, Melissa and Joey, ran for four seasons on ABC Family (now “Freeform”), finishing in 2015. She keeps busy, though: she has a husband and three kids, a fashion line (“King of Harts”), and a tremendous social-media following, to whom this revelation was doled out:
Here it is! pic from my recent @Nutrisystem shoot. I feel confident and full of energy! #still40poundsdown #almost40 pic.twitter.com/UpZIce0x51
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) March 28, 2016
That was perhaps somewhat more risqué than usual for MJH, who showed up for the premiere this month of God’s Not Dead 2 in this:
Which is not to say she’s keeping her not-so-wild side under wraps, exactly:
#Flashbackfriday to a time when I had red hair and didn't wear a bra. #sabrina days. #fbf https://t.co/2J6Wq2wWA3
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) April 15, 2016
Today, the former Teenage Witch is 40.