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Ricky Schroder’s wife dreamed they would be the perfect couple . . . when she was 12 (Video)

(Jeremiah Alley/Sundance Channel)

Like many young girls in 1984, Andrea Bernard dreamed that she and Ricky Schroder would make a perfect couple and wrote in her journal about how much she wanted to go to the movies with him. Like pretty much no other girl, eight years later, Andrea Bernard actually married Ricky Schroder.

It’s a cute little anecdote that Schroder mentions (see video below) in Monday’s episode of the Sundance Channel’s “The Mortified Sessions,” an interview series in which celebrities open up about artifacts, photos and trinkets from their personal lives.

During Schroder’s turn, he shares a journal entry penned by his wife at age 12. “This is really going to sound funny, but I like Ricky Schroder,” Schroder says, reading the words his future bride and Calgary native wrote at the time. “I had this dream where he came to Calgary, we had a lot of fun and we seemed to be the perfect couple. Then he had to go back to L.A. and I promised I would write to him.”

Bernard went on to meet “The Ricker” in 1990, when she was 18 and he was in Canada shooting a TV movie. They married in 1992 and have four children together.

Weirdly, I wrote very similar journal entries around the same time about Michael J. Fox and John Taylor from Duran Duran, but I never married either one. But don’t let that stop you, young fans of Justin Bieber! The Andrea Bernard Schroder story could become your own.

(Actually, it probably won’t, but follow your unrealistic celebrity crush dreams anyway, kids.)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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