A Facts of Life TV reunion selfie has gone viral. Lisa Whelchel posted a selfie with the ‘Facts of Life’ Mrs. Garrett, whose real name is Charlotte Rae. It brought back many memories for those who watched Blair grow up on the show.
The ladies met on Tuesday and took a picture to show how not much has changed since the hit NBC series ended in 1988. “Selfie with Charlotte Rae today at lunch,” Whelchel, 51, posted on Instagram. “She gave me some good advice.”
The Facts of Life reunion selfie is the first of its kind between the two. When the show was a popular hit, there was no social media or camera phones. Sharing photos was more like newspaper clippings or posters.
The actress, who played a spoiled rich girl in the show, added that Rae sharing her wisdom was “Just like old times.”
It’s the perfect example of art imitating life, as the 88-year-old actress’ character, Edna Garrett, was a housemother to Whelchel’s Blair as well as Tootie Ramsey (Kim Fields), Joanne (Jo) Polniaczek (Nancy McKeon) and Natalie Green (Mindy Cohn).
Rae is still acting. The actress will appear on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World and previously popped up on Pretty Little Liars. She was everybody’s favorite mom in the 80′s.
While a Facts of Life TV reunion selfie may be new, this isn’t the first time they’ve been together since the series finale. In 2001, the cast came together for a TV movie. Whelchel will continue crossing paths with co-stars, as she’s set to appear alongside Fields in an upcoming Hallmark Channel movie “For Better or For Worse,” which premieres this fall.