She and Michael had two kids, a boy named Zane around 1988 (making him 25) and a girl named Scarlett around 1990.
Michael and Valerie now live in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, where he makes custom furniture at an unnamed shop.
A man who would say, as Jake did, that he just wants “somebody I can love, that’s gonna love me back.”The kind of guy we don’t have wonder where we stand with, because when we look him in the eyes and ask him, he simply looks directly back with an adoring smile and answers, “Yeah, you.”I bet most of us would even happily forego the Porsche.
It’s been nearly 30 years since the teen cult classic came out, and we can hardly believe it, but Michael is turning the big 5-3!
Im a huge dirty talker and love to be personal with everyone.
—Last year I was sitting at home on a Sunday afternoon flipping through TV stations, when I landed on “Sixteen Candles.” Dudes may not get this, but a girl of the 80s is forbidden from continuing to flip channels any longer once you realize you have been lucky enough to happen upon a John Hughes film.
I cannot speak for all women, but I do believe that one particularly healthy answer would be that she wants neither.
A man who has the confidence to show up uninvited at a wedding, the manners to wait across the street instead of crashing, and the generosity of spirit to make sure that the woman he loves (OK, it was high school, so the women he crushes on, but still) has her birthday acknowledged in a way that makes her feel important and acknowledged.
As I watched I made this post to Facebook: “Jake Ryan standing across the street from the church in front of his red Porsche and waving hi is still THE single hottest/most romantic moment in movie history.
Fact.”What followed was not only a long stream of the to-be-expected gushing responses from my female friends, but even some enthusiasm from my guy friends as well.
If those women all gave birth at age 30, they would have gotten pregnant in 1998 and given birth in, you guessed it, 1999! If you have a son named Jacob or Jake who was born during the Jacob-making craze of the new millennium, chances are your son is somehow, consciously or unconsciously, named after Jake Ryan! Jake was—and I cannot emphasize this too strongly—AWESOME!