Prepare to have your minds blown, people, because Bella Thorne turned 23 years old on Thursday, October 8. Yep, she was only 13 years old when she first stepped into the spotlight and appeared in the show Shake It Up, which means it’s almost been a whole decade since the Disney Channel series first premiered! That’s right, the hilarious show aired its first episode on November 7, 2010, and we cannot believe how fast time has flown.
For those who forgot, it also starred Zendaya, David Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Caroline Sunshine, Kenton Duty and more. It was about a pair of best friends — CeCe and Rocky — who landed roles as backup dancers on a show called — you guessed it — Shake It Up. It went on for three seasons before it came to an end on November 10, 2013, and when it concluded, everyone was so sad to see it go.
But wait, what are the stars of the show doing these days, you ask? In honor of Thorne’s birthday, we decided to check in on them all, and boy, have they changed a lot over the years. Here’s what they’re all up to now…
What Is Bella Thorne Doing Now?
Shake It Up was just the beginning for Thorne! She went on to star in Blended, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The DUFF, Big Sky, Scream: The TV Series, Shovel Buddies, Keep Watching, You Get Me, Amityville: The Awakening, The Babysitter, Midnight Sun, Famous In Love, Ride, Infamous, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Girl and so many more. She also appeared on the third season of The Masked Singer, released her own book and dropped three albums over the years! She’s got a bunch of new movies in the works, so keep your eyes peeled for her. As for her love life, the actress was linked to Gregg Sulkin, Tyler Posey, Charlie Puth, Scott Disik, Mod Sun and Tana Mongeau over the years. Now, she’s dating Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo.
What Is Zendaya Doing Now?
After Shake It Up ended, Zendaya most famously landed the role as K.C. Cooper in K.C. Undercover. She also acted in Zapped, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, The Greatest Showman, Smallfoot, Euphoria and others. She competed on Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars, where she came in second place. She also released her own album in 2013 and her own book later that year. In 2016, she released a clothing line, called Daya by Zendaya. She’s currently gearing up to star in the new movie Dune alongside Timothée Chalamet. Over the years, she was linked to Tom Holland and Jacob Elordi.
What Is Davis Cleveland Doing Now?
Cleveland didn’t appear in much after Shake It Up. He acted in the movie Rufus-2, and appeared in the shows Legendary Dudas and Rizzoli & Isles, but then he took a break from acting. Instead, he spent some time focusing on his education!
What Is Roshon Fegan Doing Now?
Fegan did not slow down after Shake It Up. He landed roles in 1 Night, What Still Remains, Greenleaf, The Bobby DeBarge Story, Dragons: Rescue Riders and more. He competed in Season 14 of Dancing With the Stars, and came in sixth place. He released an EP called I AM RO SHON under his own label, and has continued to dance.
What Is Adam Irigoyen Doing Now?
After Shake It Up ended, Irigoyen continued to act, starring in Underdog Kids, The Fosters, The Last Ship, Away and more.
What Is Caroline Sunshine Doing Now?
Sunshine went on to star in The Outfield and Mommy, I Didn’t Do It. She also performed on the national tour of Bring It On the Musical. In 2018, she took a break from acting to pursue a job in politics. She became an intern for the White House, and became a full time job as a press assistant in March 2018.
What Is Kenton Duty Doing Now?
Duty may always be Gunther Hessenheffer in fans’ hearts, but that didn’t stop him from accomplishing so much after Shake It Off. He acted in Amazing Love, Contest, Little Savages, Crowning Jules, Hilton Head Island and more. He also dropped a few songs over the years!