Who is Sabrina Carpenter? The ‘Girl Meets World’ star supposedly inspired Olivia Rodrigo’s new song

Sabrina Carpenter is popular for her role on Gen Z television show Girl Meets World. Now, the rising star is making headlines for her role in a musical love triangle with HSMTMTS stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett.

Keep reading to learn more about Sabrina Carpenter and her rise to fame.

Who is Sabrina Carpenter?

Carpenter was born on May 11, 1999. The 21-year-old was raised in Pennsylvania by her parents David and Elizabeth and has three sisters: Shannon, Sarah and Cayla. Nancy Cartwright, the voice actress who voices Bart Simpson, is her aunt.

Before her breakout role, she appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Goodwin Games and Orange is the New Black.

She was discovered in a contest hosted by Miley Cyrus.

In 2010, Carpenter placed third in the singing contest The Next Miley Cyrus Project.

“I think that definitely helped start my music career and start a fan base,” Carpenter told The Morning Call. “That’s where my first fan base ever came from.”

She signed with Hollywood Records when she was just 12 years old and released her debut album Eyes Wide Open in 2015 at 15 years old.

She made her acting debut on Girl Meets World.

In 2013, Carpenter was cast as Maya Fox on the Boy Meets World reboot, Girl Meets World. She played the show’s “bad girl” from the wrong side of the tracks for three seasons.

She has dated some of her fellow Disney Channel stars.

Carpenter usually keeps things close to her chest, but she has had some public romances. 

At first, there were rumors she dated her Girl Meets World costar Corey Fogelmansis, but she debunked those claims. 

Then, in May 2015, Carpenter and Disney actor Bradley Steven Perry went Instagram official.

“It was very sweet,” Carpenter told J-14 of the message in a bottle Perry gave her to ask her out. ” I think he knew I was going to say yes anyways.”

But young love is fleeting, and the two split in August 2015.

In October 2019, Carpenter started seeing her Tall Girl costar Griffin Gluck. However, by January 2020, they stopped posting photos of each other on social media, which led fans to believe they had broken up.

Carpenter recently made headlines as part of a messy love triangle with HSMTMSM stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett.

In January 2021, 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Olivia Rodrigo dropped the smash debut single “Drivers License.” The record-breaking song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Fans quickly speculated Rodrigo’s song had a hidden meaning: They deduced that it was about her HSMTMTS costar and rumored ex-boyfriend Joshua Bassett. Not only that, but it was about him leaving Rodrigo for another girl whom fans believed to be Carpenter.

To many, Carpenter fit the profile of “that blonde girl” who is “so much older” described in Rodrigo’s song.

Carpenter released the single “Skin” on Jan. 21, 2021. Many believed it was a response to Rodrigo’s song.

“There’s no gravity in the words we write / Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe blonde was the only rhyme,” Carpenter sings on her new song.

After speculation, though, Carpenter denied the song was about Rodrigo. 

“Thank you to everyone who has listened to ‘Skin,’ especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what I was trying to get across,” she said in an Instagram caption. “I wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it. I was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons. So I was inspired to do what I usually do to cope, write something that I wish I could have told myself in the past.”

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