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Alyssa Milano on how she and Danny Pintauro lost touch: “We didn’t have cell phones or Facebook or anything”

Alyssa Milano was in tears this week on The Talk when she talked about her former Who’s the Boss co-star Danny Pintauro’s disclosure recently that he is HIV positive.

Although her co-stars Judith Light and Tony Danza had long been aware of the news, Milano found out along with the rest of the public.

It seems the two former child stars did not stay in touch at all after the ABC sitcom ended its eight-year run in 1992.

Explains Alyssa: ‘Danny and I didn’t talk for many years after the show was over. When the show ended, it was a different time. We didn’t have cell phones or Facebook or anything. I would have been calling his parents house saying, “Hi! Can I talk to Danny?” (laughs). We didn’t have anything, no testing or anything. I’d lost contact with him for a long time.’

The two certainly went in different directions more than two decades ago. While Pintauro graduated from Stanford University, he did little acting. Milano went on to become a cast member on Melrose Place then spent eight years on the TV series Charmed. More recently, she starred in the ABC series Mistresses.

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  1. While I certainly applaud Alyssa’s sincerity, I find her excuse for not keeping in touch a bit flimsy. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that NOT everyone stays in touch or has the obligation to stay in touch but is it fair that she seems to be blaming social media? A telephone has always been near….

    Again, her Danny comments are very heartfelt and genuine. She is terrific. However…just saying “we lost touch” might have been sufficient.

    Am I being too hard on her? Love ya Alyssa!

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