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Chad Michael Murray Dressed Up as His ‘A Cinderella Story’ Character for a Children’s Hospital’s Prom

Thirteen years after the release of A Cinderella Story (the iconic teen movie starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray), Austin Ames has reappeared. While attending an oncology prom at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County over the weekend, Chad opted to wear his character’s Prince Charming costume rather than a tuxedo.


Prom guest Chad Michael Murray greets Liliana Paez Gallardodiring their annual CHOC oncology prom at CHOC Children’s hospital in Orange, CA on Saturday. Former and current Children’s Hospital of Orange County teen cancer patients and their guests held the annual event with the theme “Alice in Wonderland”. The event provides a night of normalcy for teens who may have had to skip their high school proms because they were in the hospital or have weakened immune systems. On Saturday, they dressed in gowns and tuxedos, danced and posed for pictures. Hairdressers and make-up artists helped the teens get ready. Photo by #OCRegister photographer Bill Alkofer #CHOC #prom @CHOCchildrens #CHOCprom #ChadMichaelMurray

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Chad’s date for the dance was his wife, Sarah Roemer, who shared a pic on Instagram. In her caption, she wrote, “I waited for a prince and he took me to my 1st prom. @chadmurray15 #CHOC #prom #austinames.”


I waited for a prince and he took me to my 1st prom. @chadmurray15 #CHOC #prom #austinames

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Murray also shared a video from the event, showing off the Alice in Wonderland-themed decorations, and thanked Warner Bros. for letting him borrow the green suit from the wardrobe department. “Had the amazing pleasure of attending the #CHOC Prom last night. This is one of 4 or 5 rooms they decorated. It was incredible. I Brought Austin Ames out of retirement, I mean Hey it’s Prom! Met the best kids & got to dance with my Wife at her 1st Prom. Thanku @warnerbrosentertainment for letting me take the wardrobe out for a night. Big win- IT STILL FITS! #cinderellastory #AustinAmesLives #PrincetonGirl #Nomad #prom.”

Thanks for proving to us that fairytales are real, Chad. Plus, why rent a tux when you can channel your inner Prince Charming?! 

Kansas City native with a love for reading, writing, Julie Andrews, and tea.