The dashing young actor Peyton Meter was born on 24th November 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and is probably best-known for playing Lucas Friar in the Disney channel series “Girl Meets World”. Despite being in the entertainment industry since he was just 14 years old, Peyton rarely gives interviews, meaning that there’s a lack of information regarding his parents, upbringing and education. However, we do know that his acting influences were Heath Ledger, Brad Pitt and James Dean, and that his old manager, who passed away in 2019, brought him to L.A for work opportunities.
Peyton’s acting debut came in 2013 with the role of Wes Manning in seven episodes of the Disney Channel show “Dog with a Blow”. The following year, he landed a main role in “Girl Meets World”, the spin-off from “Boy Meets World”. While playing Lucas Friar from 2014 to 2017, he was also cast as Ethan in six episodes of the webseries “Versus”, and played Tommy in the 2016 family comedy film “Gibby”.
In 2018, Peyton was introduced to the ABC series “American Housewife” as Trip Windsor, Taylor’s new boyfriend. The recurring character – who was known for being innocent and somewhat dimwitted – graduated with the lowest GPA in his senior class and left the show in season five, having first appeared in season two.
In 2019, the actor played Bradley in an episode of the action comedy series “Wayne”. Two years later, he joined one of his biggest projects to date, “He’s All That”, playing the narcissistic and unpleasant Jordan Van Draanen. Working alongside Kourtney Kardashian, Addison Rae and other big industry names, Bradley enjoyed the role because it offered him the chance to play the bad guy and explore his acting range. Even so, the movie was a commercial failure, despite having a big budget and cashing in on the nostalgia of its 1999 predecessor, “She’s All That”.
Since 2021, Peyton has been taking it easy on the work front and has yet to announce any upcoming projects. In an interview with Schon Magazine, the Disney Channel star said: “Like everyone, I think it would be amazing to play a superhero, and I have a feeling a war movie or show may be on the horizon for me.” He did, however, add that there was no point in predicting what was next in his career.
To date, Peyton has been nominated for two awards thanks to his work in “Girl Meets World”: a Young Artist Award in the Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series category, and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Actor.
In October 2021, Peyton took his fans by surprise when he shared that he’d married the singer-songwriter Taela Mae LaCour, and that they were expecting their first child together. The attractive brunette, who was born in Missouri on 25th May 1997, first joined the music scene in 2019 with the release of her debut single, “Bang”. Other popular songs of Taela’s include “Believe”, “Real Problems”, and “Dance Drink Repeat”.
Peyton and Taela went public with their relationship on Valentine’s Day 2021, sharing a sweet snap of themselves on Instagram and other social media platforms. Unfortunately for the lovebirds, Peyton was accused of leaking the couple’s sex tape on TikTok in August 2021. The intimate content was released by an account named TikTok Leak Room shortly after the Netflix premiere of “He’s All That”, and it didn’t take netizens long to link the two events.
The main theory was that Peyton had uploaded the explicit material to distract fans from the disappointing reviews his latest project had received. As one fan commented: “I swear I think he leaked his own tape cuz there’s two other solo videos, and it looked like he recorded it and his gf leaked it. Probably for more exposure…” [sic]
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Peyton Meyer and his girlfriend TAELA, whose real name is Taylor Mae LaCour, went public with their romance in February.https://t.co/OwHUis4Gu1 pic.twitter.com/TOa6b7YYLm
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Despite the sex tape going viral, Peyton and Taela refused to speak on the situation, and limited their Instagram comments and posts shortly afterwards. Little over a year later, the couple confirmed that the songwriter had given birth to their first child – for now, the only thing we know about the baby is that it was born in March 2022, as Peyton and Taela have unanimously agreed to protect its privacy. Taela also has a son named River, from a previous relationship, who was born in January 2019.
Dating History, Net Worth
Regarding Peyton’s dating history, the Las Vegas native has been linked to four women apart from Taela. His first public relationship was in 2015, with his “Girl Meets World” co-star Rowan Blanchard. The young couple reportedly dated from September to December of that year, and were affectionally referred to as “Peytowan” by their fans.
In 2017, Peyton was said to have had a short-lived fling with his fellow Disney XD star Paris Berelc. It is uncertain how the rumor began, as the pair were never photographed or spotted together: however, they did move in the same circles, with Peyton present at Paris’s birthday party in 2015.
In May 2017, Peyton began dating Vanessa Rose Lowden; unlike Peyton’s old flames, Vanessa wasn’t part of the entertainment industry, although she is currently working in the nightclub circuit. When Peyton and Vanessa broke up in 2018, it didn’t take long for the “American Housewife” alum to start seeing Angeline Appel. At the time, Angeline had had support roles in “Shameless”, “The Fosters”, and the Disney Channel show “Lab Rats: Elite Force”. The attractive blonde was clearly head over heels for Peyton, dedicating him sweet messages on her social media platforms which she has yet to delete, but Peyton rarely mentioned the relationship. After a few months, they went their separate ways.
As for Peyton’s net worth, the actor is estimated to be worth between close to $2 million. Now that he is currently focused on fatherhood, it might be a while until we see him on our screens again; however, we’re sure his comeback will be worth the wait.