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Who is Disney star Debby Ryan? – The Sun

FORMER Disney star Debby Ryan got married on New Year's Eve – but the big news was not revealed until Thursday.

Here is the lowdown on the 27-year-old actress and singer, who wed rocker Josh Dun.


Who is Debby Ryan?

Ryan starred on Disney shows Suite Life on Deck and Jessie before landing the lead in the Netflix series Insatiable, which was canceled after two seasons.

The Alabama native started acting at the age of seven and was later discovered in a nationwide search by Disney.

She played the role of Bailey Pickett on The Suite Life on Deck from 2008 to 2011, then starred as the titular character on Jessie for four years.

Insatiable was canceled earlier this year after being accused of fat-shaming even before the show began, according to Variety.

Ryan portrayed Patty, who gained revenge on people who had previously ridiculed her because of her weight.

When did she get married to Josh Dun?

Ryan married longtime beau Dun, the drummer for Twenty One Pilots, on Dec 31.

They became engaged in 2018, but then waited a year before the rather secret ceremony in Austin, Texas.

“The time just felt right,” Ryan revealed in a Vogue interview published Thursday.

She said the death of a close friend had an impact on their planning.

“He was excited that Joshua and I were getting married, and I never doubted that I’d know him through every coming phase of our lives,” Ryan told Vogue.

“When he passed, it really rocked me and put a lot of things in perspective.

"It didn’t feel important to wait anymore, to stop being busy, or for things to line up perfectly – intending to do things is not nearly as powerful as doing, as we aren’t promised tomorrow.”

Ryan recalled the special scene at the church and the moments before the ceremony.

“I took in everyone beaming as I moved through the extra-long church, drawn toward my favorite person," she told Vogue.

"When [our officiant] Dave asked who gives me away, my dad responded, ‘She does, and we support this decision wholeheartedly,’ which brought the first tear to my eye."

The couple said they planned the wedding in just 28 days.

When did Debby Ryan have a heart attack?

A rumor began to circulate that Ryan had a heart attack after fellow Disney star Cameron Boyce died last year at the age of 20.

The rumor went viral, but turned out to be false.

Why was Debby Ryan arrested?

Ryan, was arrested in 2016 for driving under the influence after crashing her Audi in Los Angeles, according to The LA Times.

Cops say she crashed into a black Mercedes.

They found she was under the influence and her blood alcohol level was just over the legal limit, according to TMZ.

The charges against her were later reduced to misdemeanors.

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