Growing Pains fans will love this story!
In a new interview, Alan Thicke admitted he and his former TV wife, Joanna Kerns, considered dating in real life during their days costarring on the 80s sitcom.
"She couldn't keep her hands off of me," the 69-year-old actor joked during a visit to the Today show on Monday, Sept. 12.
Alan and Joanna on Growing Pains in 1985. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Actually, we were very fond of each other right from the very beginning. We worked off-hours on our scenes to establish chemistry. We both took the job very seriously. But then we thought, 'You know, it's possible — this is a good show — it could last longer than the relationship.' Actors, historically you get bored, you're in the trailer. Actors hookup. They make Taylor Swift look like a longterm commitment... Do you really want to go through all that? No," he continued.
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Alan and Joanna, 63, portayed Dr. Jason Seaver and Maggie Seaver, respectively, on the hit show from 1985 until 1992 alongside Kirk Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio and more stars!
Click through the gallery below to see the cast of Growing Pains then and now!
Still most known for his role on the 80s sitcom, the star continued acting and appeared on shows like How I Met Your Mother and The Bold and the Beautiful. Alan sadly died at age 69 on Dec. 13, 2016 after suffering a heart attack.
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