The O.C. fans go wild as Mischa Barton reunites with Cooper family co-stars

The O.C. fans go wild as Mischa Barton reunites with Cooper family co-stars

The O.C. fans go wild as Mischa Barton reunites with Cooper family co-stars

Fans of teen drama The O.C. couldn’t believe it when Marissa Cooper actress Mischa Barton popped up in a photo with her on-screen parents Melinda Clarke and Tate Donovan

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Melinda Clarke performs TikTok dance with her daughter

The O.C. fans were in a frenzy after Mischa Barton reunited with her on-screen parents in a stunning selfie.

The noughties teen drama came to an end in 2007, but Melinda Clarke, who played Julie Cooper in the show, shared a snap of the trio back together on Monday.

Micsha, Julie and Tate Donovan, who played Jimmy Cooper in the Fox series, were attending an Ep-ix And Chill convention in Charlston U.S, before dining at swish eatery High Cotton.

Julie captioned the snap: “SO THIS HAPPENED! Cooper family reunion! Warmed my heart to see these two, @mischabarton and @t8dono, at @tripleellc in Charleston. @dinehighcotton #theoc.”

Mischa responded to the sweet post, saying: “Aww family photo so good to catch up with you.”

While Tate tweeted: “So great to see you all y’all.”

The O.C. fans went wild as Mischa Barton, Melinda Clarke and Tate Donovan posed for a smiley selfie


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Fans of the programme couldn’t hide their excitement


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Mischa also shared their time together on her Instagram Stories, uploading a photo with her on-screen parents, as well as Gossip Girl stars Chace Crawford and Jessica Szohr.

She added: “Ran into Gossip Girl last night what are the chances. Just kidding we were there for a reason. It was truly great to catch up with mom and dad.”

Fans of The O.C. couldn’t believe their eyes and flocked to social media to comment.

One said: “This is seriously #iconic,” while another added: “OMG! This is so special! ICONICCCC much love.”

Meanwhile a third wrote: “This is just the reunion we needed.”

Mischa also documented the reunion


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The show achieved cult status


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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since The O.C hit our screens.

In 2003 we were transported to the eye-boggling glamour of Orange County in California and introduced to Ryan, Marissa, Summer et al.

With its cult following, the teen soap opera catapulted its actors into the showbiz stratosphere, but not everything was starry in Tinseltown.

British-born actress Mischa appeared to have the world at her feet when she bagged the role of Marissa, but in a case of life imitating art, she was arrested in 2007 before being admitted to a psychiatric ward in 2009.

Speaking about her struggle, Mischa said: “I was under enormous pressure. It was always, ‘She’s too skinny, she must be sick.’ Then it was, ‘She’s too big.’ I was never the right weight.”

The actress with Benjamin Benjamin McKenzie who payed Ryan Attwood


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The actress said she felt ‘enormous pressure’ on the show


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The actress, who claimed she was ‘bullied’ on set of the O.C, also appeared to throw shade at co-star Rachel Bilson telling Elle previously: “She’s way more overtly sexual than I am.

“She is so petite and I am so tall and lanky. I think I’d be scared of having her voluptuousness. I like being understatedly sexy.”

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