Melissa Joan Hart, renowned for her iconic roles in the 90s and an abundance of holiday films, has an off-screen life that is intriguing, set apart from her well-known on-camera romances.
The actress, popularly known as the “Queen” of Christmas, has a significant number of holiday films under her belt. Interestingly, her favorite Christmas movie, “Holiday in Handcuffs,” is not a hit among her family members. They simply refuse to watch it.
Life Beyond On-Screen Romances
Her real-life love story is quite different from her on-screen romances. Before tying the knot, Hart had relationships with Chris William Martin and even had a fleeting romance with Ryan Reynolds. She eventually settled with Mark Wilkerson, and they got hitched in 2003. The couple now has three sons – Mason, Brayden, and Tucker.
Mark Wilkerson, Hart's husband, surprisingly shows little interest in her on-screen love affairs. He rarely browses through her social media and watches her films only when necessary.
Maintaining a Strong Marriage
When asked about their long-lasting marriage, Hart emphasizes clear communication and presenting a united front to their children. It serves as a testimony to their strong family ties and shared commitment.
Hart’s Philanthropic Endeavours
Beyond her acting career, Hart is also known for her philanthropic work. She joined hands with World Vision in 2019 and has been sponsoring three sisters in Zambia since then. Apart from her generous sponsorship, she also supports World Vision's Gift Catalog—a platform that enables individuals to purchase lifesaving gifts for underprivileged families.
- Hart's contribution to the catalog involves a unique piece—“Beads of Blessing” bracelet. Crafted by African artisans, this bracelet serves as a symbol of Hart's love for this initiative.
- Those interested in supporting this noble cause can access the 2023 World Vision Gift Guide from the organization's website.