“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original Lizzie McGuire so authentic and beloved,” Duff announced in a statement. “I couldn’t imagine the series without him. I can’t wait for fans to see what he’s up to 15 years later and how he fits into Lizzie’s adult world.”

Gordo famously played thirteen-year-old Lizzie’s are-they-aren’t-they love interest in the cult Disney series, as they navigated the highs and lows of school together.

The reboot will pick up with Lizzie landing a covetable job as an apprentice to an interior designer in New York.

But just like the rest of the millennial circuit, she’s craving change. Yep, it seems Lizzie’s going through a quarter-life crisis. With help from old and new friends, her family and her animated alter-ego, Lizzie is now navigating adulthood the best she can.

Though it seems some things haven’t entirely changed with her iconic bangs making a well-deserved comeback. As for Gordo’s less-than-dorky makeover? Boy, it’s a crush that certainly stood the test of time.