Danica McKellar Gives Advice on Finding Love

Danica McKellar

Getty Danica McKellar plays a professional matchmaker in Hallmark Channel's "Matchmaker Mysteries."

Danica McKellar has some interesting advice for people looking for love. The actress, who plays professional matchmaker Angie Dove in the Hallmark movie series “Matchmaker Mysteries,spoke to Monsters & Critics about her real-life matchmaking abilities and how to find love.

“Don’t look for love, work on yourself. Get yourself to be the kind of person that you’d want to date. Become that person and love will follow,” she told the outlet.

“I have never made any matches myself”, McKellar said, adding that she didn’t think matchmaking is her “forte” in real life. However, she and her husband attorney Scott Sveslosky did get together after friends set them up.

“I sat down across from him for coffee and started giggling and couldn’t stop,” McKellar told Country Living of her first date with Sveslosky. “We’d been talking on the phone for a little bit and my favorite book is The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, and he’d brought it with him and underlined his favorite parts.”

McKellar and Sveslosky were married in Hawaii in 2014, People reported. The Hallmark actress was previously married to composer Michael Verta, with whom she shares a 10-year-old son named Draco.

The “Matchmaker Mysteries” star is no stranger to self-betterment. McKellar is outspoken about her commitment to eating clean and exercising. “I have no trainer, just a TON of discipline,” she wrote on a recent Instagram post of her in costume for “Matchmaker Mysteries: The Art of the Kill.

She is also outspoken about the importance of working on relationships. “While I’m a romantic, I also acknowledge that when it comes to nurturing a relationship, you have to keep putting work into it. It’s not like in the movies when you get together and suddenly now you’re just set,” McKellar told Monsters & Critics.


The ‘Matchmaker Mysteries’ Cast Live-Tweeted During the Premiere of ‘The Art of the Kill’

The latest installment in the “Matchmaker Mysteries” series premiered Sunday, April 18, 2021. McKellar and the rest of the cast took to social media to interact with fans and share tidbits from their experience filming the TV movie. McKellar tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of Mark Krysko as the murder victim lying in position with a face shield. “Because even murder victims can’t be too careful,” she wrote, referencing the film’s observation of COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

Victor Webster, who plays Detective Kyle Cooper, was making dinner with his fiance Shantel VanSanten as he live-tweeted Sunday evening. In a video shared on his Twitter page, VanSanten can be heard asking Webster if he should really be giving McKellar‘s character fashion advice. “I mean, look at this outfit,” VanSanten said, filming Webster in casual workout clothes. The couple got engaged in February 2021, People reported.

Bruce Boxleitner, who plays Angie Dove’s dad and a retired detective, played a bigger role in “The Art of the Kill” than past “Matchmaker Mysteries” movies. “He’s a great guy and I love playing his daughter,” McKellar told Monsters & Critics of Boxleitner. Boxleitner added some intrigue to the Twitter conversation during the premiere, tweeting, “What do you think? Are things heating up between Kyle and Angie? Dad thinks so.”

Fans could also enter for a chance to win an autographed picture of McKellar as Angie Dove by following the “Matchmaker Mysteries” Instagram page, tagging a friend in the page’s comments and sending the account a picture of their TV screen while watching “The Art of the Kill.”


Did the Latest ‘Matchmaker Mysteries’ Satisfy Fans?

In each “Matchmaker Mysteries” film, there is romantic tension between Angie Dove and Detective Kyle Cooper. The latest film continued that storyline but still left fans wanting more.

In the second film, “A Fatal Romance,” Kyle says he owes Angie dessert. In “The Art of the Kill,” McKellar told Monsters & Critics, “he actually does make good on that promise.”

Are there more “Matchmaker Mysteries” in store for Hallmark Sleuther fans? “That is also a mystery,” McKellar told Monsters & Critics. “We are waiting to find out.”

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