Everyone’s favorite teenage witch is all grown up — and married with three kids to boot! Of course, Melissa Joan Hart‘s career hasn’t slowed down since it kicked off in the ’90s, and neither has her on-screen love life! From James Van Der Beek to Mario Lopez, the actress has had some seriously steamy smooches in front of the camera.
We recently sat down with Melissa, who partnered with Jif Peanut Butter for their “Imagine If, With Jif” contest which gives $50,000 to three families to help them fund their entrepreneurial and creative ideas, and she spilled behind-the-scenes deets on some of her most memorable kisses. And let’s just say, she definitely didn’t hold back! Check out the video to see what she said about Adrien Grenier, Joey Lawrence, and more.
Let’s break this down, shall we?
First up, James Van Der Beek on Clarissa Explains It All.
This was Melissa’s very first on-screen kiss and it didn’t even make the final cut! According to MJH, they did kiss and it was awkward AF — so awkward, in fact, that they didn’t even keep it in the episode.
Adrian Grenier in Drive Me Crazy.
If you’re a ’90s kid, this kiss is iconic. Which is fitting because it’s Melissa’s favorite on-screen kiss to date! And one of the only times she was ever single during an on-camera smooch. Hence why it was so memorable.
Nate Richert on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Sabrina and Harvey are true relationship goals. In real life, however, their kisses were a tad bit uncomfortable, mainly because Nate was dating their co-star Lindsay Sloane. Having to kiss your fake girlfriend in front of your real girlfriend? Yeah, we could see that being awkward.
Joey Lawrence in My Fake Fiancé.
A year before the actors starred in Melissa & Joey together, they filmed the movie My Fake Fiancé and had their first ever on-screen kiss. MJH said she was dreading it because Joey was like a brother to her — and no one wants to kiss their brother. Little did she know, years later she’d be kissing him on a regular basis.
Mario Lopez in Holiday in Handcuffs.
The verdict? Mario’s a good kisser, but with his big lips, he’s a bit of a face eater. Obviously it didn’t bother Melissa too much since she has another holiday movie coming out with him next week called A Very Merry Toy Store.