Little Ruthie From 7th Heaven Is Crazy Gorgeous

Ruthie Camden from 7th Heaven was the original
youngest sibling on the popular TV show. And for over a decade, audiences watched actress
Mackenzie Rosman grow up before their eyes. But with her 7th Heaven days long behind her,
you won’t believe what she looks like now. Mackenzie Rosman will likely always be remembered
as her super cute 7th Heaven character Ruthie Camden. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that
off screen, she is her own person and, spoiler alert, she wasn’t born in the fictional town
of Glenoak, California. Rosman was actually born in Charleston, South
Carolina in 1989, and she spent the first two years of her life on the East Coast before
moving to Los Angeles with her family. But while other kids might have been busy
playing with dolls and blocks, Rosman was signed to a talent agency, prompted by her
mother, which helped pave the way for the actress’ successful TV career. The curly-haired cutie quickly landed several
roles in commercials for everything from Hormel chili dogs, to Nike. “We’re so proud of you.” By the age of 6, Rosman was already hard at
work. She had two years of acting experience under
her belt and was heading to an interview that would forever change her life. Yep, cue the 7th Heaven casting. “I like Bean Blossom.” “Bean Blossom? What does that mean?” “The blossom of the bean, duh.” Now, most casting agents probably sit in on
hundreds of auditions hearing the same line after line from candidates who just don’t
stand a chance. So, when Rosman brought a unique and personal
approach to her audition, she put herself ahead of the pack. And let’s be honest, her adorable looks probably
had something to do with it. But Rosman reportedly wowed casting by shaking
everyone’s hands before the audition and introducing herself to each person. And she was just 6! It was that extra attention to detail that
landed her the role on 7th Heaven, on which she’d star for 11 years and 236 episodes. Clearly, first impressions are everything. We all remember our first crush. Whether it was Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic
or your next-door neighbor growing up, that special someone left an imprint on your heart
forever. “You’re still my best girl, Cora.” In Rosman’s case, she fell for a boy she met
through work, the son of 7th Heaven executive producer Aaron Spelling. She told Maxim, “I remember Mr. Spelling to be one of the
kindest men I’ve ever come across, and when I was a little kid I used to have a crush
on his son, Randy. Whenever we had wrap parties I always wanted
to dance with him. I was probably, like, 6, but I had lots of
crushes on people when I was 6.” Randy Spelling, a former actor who starred
on Beverly Hills, 90210, once made a cameo in a 7th Heaven episode, and we’d wager a
guess that his appearance on set made young Rosman’s day. Rosman was joined on the 7th Heaven set by
two older actresses you probably know well: Jessica Biel and Beverly Mitchell, as Mary
and Lucy. Given how Rosman was a young child immersed
in the world of Hollywood, it was only a matter of time before she was introduced to some
high-profile drama. For Rosman, that drama went down when costar
Biel posed topless for the cover of Gear magazine in 2000. “Well, these are real, by the way.” Rosman told Maxim, “I was probably nine at the time, but I remember
that. It was a big deal. The magazine was banned on set, I think by
orders of Aaron Spelling. I sneaked a peek at it, though. It was racy gossip amongst the women of 7th
Heaven!” Rosman isn’t the only one who had something
to say regarding the risqué photo shoot. Stephen Collins, who played Eric Camden on
the show, and who faced a much bigger scandal of his own years later, expressed his disapproval
of the shoot, according to New York Daily News. “I’m not as cute as I used to be. Now I’m downright pretty.” As Rosman entered her teens, she traded her
signature curly ‘do for straight locks. And while Rosman’s appearance matured, her
character, Ruthie, began to experience the more serious issues that being a teenager
can bring. Ruthie’s problems began small, like not knowing
the words to the “Star Spangled Banner” in Season 1, and grew much larger. “What so proudly we, hmmm I can’t say that
word, it’s a bad word.” By Season 10, she was getting her heart crushed
by Martin. In an interview with TV Guide, Rosman described
growing up on the small screen as quote “pretty trippy,” and noted, “I’ve been used to having to do stuff that
I’ve never done in real [life]…I don’t mind it at all, really. I just do it.” “It’s 10 in the morning, it’s too early for
that.” “I didn’t realize there was a schedule.” “Well, there is.” Rosman also revealed that when she’s faced
with performing love scenes, her nerves come into play. She admitted she feels the jitters, adding, “But not as much as some people think I would,
because I have to do it. It’s kind of neat that I get fun storylines
now.” Rosman confessed that she and her 7th Heaven
character, Ruthie, actually had a lot in common. She told TV Guide, “We’re both kind of the same, a little bit
b—–.” But that’s not all the two have in common,
they both share a love of horses. Rosman’s personal Instagram is filled with
photos of horseback riding and equestrian competitions, proving her passion for the
sport. “Best day of your life?” “I fell off Ed.” “Are you hurt?” “I thought I was, but then I just got back
in the saddle.” In April 2019, she shared an Instagram with
the caption: “Gettin geared up for the Elkridge Harford
Point to Point this weekend!” Her official fan site even mentioned in January
2019 that she was busy with jockey training for upcoming steeplechasing events. For the petite brunette who is under five
feet tall, according to Maxim, her size is perfect for jockeying. Rosman grew up with her brother Chandler and
stepsister Katelyn Salmont. Unfortunately, Salmont was diagnosed with
cystic fibrosis at the age of two, according to TV Guide. Rosman then took it upon herself to spread
awareness about the disease, and she even approached 7th Heaven executive producer Brenda
Hampton about doing an episode on the disorder, featuring Salmont. “I’m Katelyn, what’s the problem?” “I fell off, okay?” “Poor horse, Ed must feel terrible.” Rosman’s idea made it into an episode in 2003
and featured Salmont as a girl who befriends Ruthie, and has the disease. “Katelyn seemed fine. But I called today to say thanks and her mom
told me she had something called CF.” Sadly, Salmont passed away from pneumonia
related to cystic fibrosis at the age of 22, in 2008. Rosman remembered her late sister in an Instagram
post on National Siblings Day, writing, quote “Miss and love you Katelyn.” Rosman continued on with her acting career
after 7th Heaven, but none of her projects were as successful as the award-winning family
drama. In 2010, the actress starred in four episodes
of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, working with many of the same crew as she
did on 7th Heaven. “So, I was just wondering if maybe that little
incident resulted in an unwanted, ow!” “Don’t say another word.” Rosman then starred in the Syfy original movie
Ghost Shark, which was expected to be a contender for the next Sharknado, but currently sits
with a 21 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. “Bite me, you b—-.” Since then, Rosman appears to have taken a
break from acting, and judging by her Instagram pics, she seems to be happy hanging with dogs,
riding horses, and fishing. “This is Mackenzie Rosman, and you’re behind
the scenes at my Maxim shoot.” One of the most talked about moments in Rosman’s
career was when she posed for Maxim in 2013. The spread proved Rosman was no longer a TV
reverend’s sweet little daughter but a woman who was all grown up. Rosman tweeted following the shoot, “I caved…Just wrapped a Maxim photoshoot.” Fans went absolutely crazy, to say the least. Some social media users felt old, seeing Rosman
as an adult woman, others presumably felt guilty seeing her in revealing clothes, and
some were just downright shaken by Rosman’s decision to do the shoot at all. One fan tweeted, “Mackenzie Rosman, the girl who played Ruthie
on 7th Heaven, is now posing for Maxim. A bit of my childhood just died inside.” Rosman supported the nonprofit organization
To Write Love on Her Arms by attending an event in 2010 that supported advocacy toward
mental wellbeing. During an interview with Shine On Media, she
admitted she has faced depression and anxiety herself, saying, “It’s been a struggle for me as well and I
just think it’s important to raise awareness about it and help people because you need
help.” She claimed she had spent a year battling
depression, revealing that her condition grew to be so bad that she didn’t even want to
leave the house. Although Rosman reported to be doing better,
she said she was still coping with anxiety. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that child
stars, like real people, grow up and partake in adult activities…like drinking alcohol. But Rosman is well over the legal drinking
age these days. During her interview with Maxim, she talked
about boozing and was asked if she knew of a 7th Heaven drinking game. She suggested, “No, but I would like to see one. You could drink whenever Ruthie rolls her
eyes or when Lucy squeals.” This actress is no stranger to unadulterated
fun, describing her appreciation for intimate settings as opposed to busy hangouts. She added, “I like going out, I just don’t see anything
logical about waiting in line to be locked in a room that has too many people in it and
no place to sit down and somebody just turned the volume up on the music really loud and
they are charging you double for your drink and…you get the idea.” When you’ve worked with the same people for
11 years, professional connections often become real friendships. Rosman told Us Weekly that it’s hard to plan
a meetup that works with everyone’s schedule because most of the cast lives in different
parts of the country. Unfortunately, Rosman was not in attendance
for the 2014 7th Heaven reunion. She later told Us Weekly, “I was so bummed to have missed the last dinner! They planned it and I had a trip to the East
Coast planned and at the last minute it moved and I was on a flight 12 hours before that.” Rosman deeply expressed how much she missed
the 7th Heaven family, including everyone who worked hard behind the scenes. The strong bond that 7th Heaven’s Ruthie,
Lucy, and Mary Camden have on screen has stretched beyond the camera and into the actress’ personal
lives. Rosman, Biel, and Mitchell have stayed in
touch throughout the years and have supported each other like sisters. “Mack. She was 6 when she started the show, she was
my little love bug, and this one, she was super fun on set.” Their friendship was first revealed at Beverley
Mitchell’s 2008 wedding, in which Rosman and Biel were two of her bridesmaids, according
to Just Jared. Then in 2016, Mitchell and Rosman were at
the opening of Biel’s former restaurant, Au Fudge. In 2017, the three women met for dinner to
catch up, and Mitchell was apparently moved by their long-lasting friendship. She posted about their strong connection on
her blog, Growing up Hollywood, writing, “I love these two beyond words and have to
say that after a few hours together today my heart is full!” Previously, Rosman had mentioned to Us Weekly
in 2015 that she’s met Mitchell’s oldest daughter, Kenzie Lynne, and was flattered that Mitchell
took part of her name for her child. Rosman and Mitchell reunited once again over
cocktails in 2018 and snapped a sweet photo wearing best friends shirts. Clearly, the trio’s friendship is just like
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