Birthday boy Ryan McCartan may be a total pro at rocking the red carpet now, but his very first time at a fancy event was very bizarre for him. When we chatted with the Liv & Maddie and Summer Forever actor, he revealed that the first time he faced the cameras in his formalwear was with his girlfriend Dove Cameron – and he got a very weird reaction about it.
"So I was my girlfriend Dove’s plus one and no one really knew who I was at the time and she was just starting to accrue a pretty big amount of success," Ryan tells TWIST exclusively. "She stepped onto the carpet to take single shots and then the [photographers] said, 'Okay, they’ll get a couple of singles and then you’ll step on and you’ll take a couple of shots with you two together.' I stepped on the carpet and I put my arm around her and all of the photographers behind the barricade just went, 'Ugh.' They were like, 'Who is this guy?' And I was like, 'I don’t belong here!'"
Before you feel too bad to Ryan being left out, please know that he totally brushed off the experience with a joke. "That story just cracked me up so much because we were just taking pictures, we were a cute couple, and I was actually expecting them to go like, 'Aww.' But they made a very different noise…," he explains.
Oh, how things have changed! Now, no one can stop oohing and ahhing over the couple's adorableness when they step out together.
What do you think of Ryan's red carpet story? Share your thoughts – and wish him a very happy birthday! – in the comments section below!
Reporting credit: Stephanie Osmanski