And were it not for a few details (like the fact that Hart had a boyfriend), it really could have happened.
Hart told Australia's "Studio 10" that she and Reynolds had a brief fling but it didn't go very far because she already had a man.
The teenage romance wasn't meant to be, though.
"I chased him down, got in front of his vehicle and just kissed him and then made out with him all night", she said at the time.
"He probably would have made a great boyfriend and I didn't end up with the other guy".
"He wasn't like, the Ryan Reynolds everybody knows these days".
"I mean you can see in the clip. the insane hair".
"He was very sweet", she said.
Also getting in on the action, apparently, was Melissa Joan Hart - who claims the Canadian actor nearly dated her (but in this case, did not propose).
As the '90s TV queen told it then, the two shared a little makeout sesh after Reynolds bought her a Bulova watch on their last day of shooting.
There's also a story about Melissa jumping in front of Ryan's vehicle in order to make out with him. The actress recalled the teenage fling in her 2013 memoir, Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life, and now she admits it was a missed opportunity to date the future Deadpool star, who has since become a Hollywood hunk.
Then what happened? Clarissa, explain it all!
"He came to NY to visit me", Melissa said.
Oh. Well, that was anticlimactic.
TBH, Ryan is one half of the most flawless couple in the world (the other half is of course Blake Lively) and so we're finding it really hard to imagine him with anyone else in the world RN.