'Teenage Witch' Star Hart to Wed Rocker

By | January 15, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Melissa Joan Hart, television’s “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” is engaged to rocker Mark Wilkerson of the band Course of Nature, Wilkerson’s publicist said.

Wilkerson proposed the day after Christmas, and no wedding date has been set. It will be the first marriage for both.

“I knew she was the one a week after we started going out and it’s been that way ever since,” the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist said in a statement.

Publicist Jonathan Wolfson said Tuesday that Hart contacted Wilkerson’s manager after meeting the 25-year-old musician at a concert last year.

Wilkerson, a former University of North Alabama football player, formed Course of Nature after a broken leg ended his athletic career. The group has released the album “Superkala” and toured with Creed.

Hart, 26, began acting in commercials as a child. Before the long-running “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” she starred in the popular Nickelodeon children’s show “Clarissa Explains it All.”