Winnie Cooper Is Married.

It’s true, Danica “Winnie Cooper” McKellar is married.

If you were a boy growing up in the late ’80s or early ’90s, odds are you had a crush on Danica McKellar. She played Winnie Cooper, the object of Fred Savage’s obsession on “The Wonder Years.” The nostalgia-fueled sitcom has been off the air since ’93, but Ms. McKeller still has legions of fans. Today, most of them are heartbroken. Their fair Winnie is officially off the market.

I was indeed a boy growing up in the late ’80s or early ’90s, and yes, I had a crush on Danica McKellar. The man who’s taken Winnie off the market is composer Mike Verta. I also found this portion of the article rather funny:

The maid of honor got some love as well. Danica’s sister, Crystal McKellar, was in the wedding party. Crystal is best known for playing Kevin’s ex-girlfriend turned archrival, Becky Slater. She memorably punched Kevin in the stomach after he broke up with her. Fans of the show haven’t forgotten about the oft-spurned Becky. After news of the wedding hit, queries surged on “crystal mckellar photos.”

As for the rest of The Wonder Years gang:

According to E! Online, Mr. Savage (now a director of dubious talents) didn’t attend the wedding, but his TV parents, Dan Lauria and Alley Mills, were there. No word on Josh Saviano, who played Kevin’s best friend, Paul Pfeiffer. Regardless, queries surged on the Pfeif. Also spiking: the popular urban legend that states that Mr. Saviano and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson are actually one and the same. They’re not, but the truth is a lot scarier: Saviano is now a lawyer.

Since the show that made her famous Danica has coauthored a scientific paper, the results of which are termed the ‘Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem. She’s also written 2 books, Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, which encourages girls in middle school to enjoy and succeed at mathematics and Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss. The first, she said she wrote:

“to show girls that math is accessible and relevant, and even a little glamorous” and to counteract “damaging social messages telling young girls that math and science aren’t for them”.

This has pretty much secured her place in the sexiest geeks of all time.

One Response to Winnie Cooper Is Married.

  1. […] Update: Danica Fans, this blog post that just linked to Shaping Youth adds a nice recap of what Danica’s been up to lately, […]

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