Sorry, Gordo fans—we have some bad news about the Lizzie McGuire sequel
When we heard that Lizzie McGuire is getting a sequel, our inner Lizzie cartoons were shrieking with excitement. Finally, our early-2000s TV bestie is back, but all grown up like us. Since the announcement, we’ve been eagerly awaiting more details about Lizzie’s return to the small screen. But now that we have them, we don’t know how to feel about the intel.
In the sequel, coming to the new streaming service Disney+, Lizzie has just turned 30 and is living her dream as an interior designer in New York City. Our girl is killing it, just like we imagined she would be. I mean, if you can pull off pretending to be an Italian pop star at 16 years old, what can’t you do? To top it off, Lizzie is engaged to a chef in the city, which is super exciting—but there’s a catch. His name is not Gordo.
Excuse us while we recover from this devastating news. Where did that sweet kiss in Rome lead Lizzie and Gordo, and how did it end with them not together? We need answers.
Apparently, Hilary Duff isn’t as upset about Lizzie and Gordo’s lack of relationship as we are.
In an interview with Vulture, Duff revealed her thoughts on Lizzie’s adult love life.
"I feel like them [Lizzie and Gordo] not being together is what was so good," she said. "It’s that one person that you’re like, 'Was he the one? Is it ever going to be?' You’re always kind of wondering. We wanted it to hurt everyone a little bit, and it’ll continue to hurt."
Yes, Hilary, it does hurt. We were blessed with two seasons of loving Lizzie and Gordo’s adorable friendship, followed by feeling heartbroken for Gordo as he watched Lizzie ride off on a moped with an Italian pop star in The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Then, the pair finally shared a kiss on a rooftop in Rome, and that’s it? Where is Gordo now?
Luckily, there’s still hope for our favorite preteen (now adult) TV couple to reunite.
"I really hope he’s going to be involved," Duff said about Gordo actor Adam Lamberg. "We’ve been planning out the season and coming up with what everything looks like, and it’s so important for him to be there for part of it."
We completely agree. It just wouldn’t feel like Lizzie McGuire without her curly-haired best bud by her side, even if that’s the extent of their relationship now. We’re crossing our fingers that Gordo makes a surprise return in the sequel series—because that’s what dreams are made of.