Fact Check

Are Frankie and Marta From ‘School of Rock’ a Real-Life Couple?

The former child actors who co-starred in the 2003 comedy film starring Jack Black were rumored to be dating in real life.

Published May 18, 2021

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The actors who played the characters of Frankie and Marta in the 2003 comedy film “School of Rock” are dating in real life.
What's True

In May 2021, viral TikTok revealed Instagram posts from two former child actors who played roles on the 2003 comedy film “School of Rock,” in which they appear to be in a relationship. Also, a former castmate from the movie claimed they are dating.

What's Undetermined

Neither individual has publicly confirmed this relationship.

If you sang along to Jack Black’s 2003 comedy film “School of Rock,” about a man that pretends to be a substitute teacher at a fancy school only to turn his students into a rock band, then here is some sweet news.

According to a TikTok user, two child actors from the movie are now grown up and currently dating in real life. The user did some sleuthing and discovered the publicly available Instagram accounts of Angelo Massagli, who played Frankie, and Caitlin Hale, who played Marta.

Frankie was one of the children in the movie assigned to be “security” for the fictional band, while Marta was a backup singer.

Both of them appear to have moved on from the acting life, but they have frequently posted pictures at reunions with their castmates, as well as pictures that appear to show them together as a couple. Their last photograph together is from four weeks ago (as of mid-May 2021):

In one photograph, Hale appeared to be recovering from surgery in March and praised Massagli for “waiting on me hand and foot.”

Neither has confirmed the relationship since the story made headlines, but a fellow castmate appeared to confirm it in a different TikTok video. Rivka Reyes, who played a cellist turned bass player in the fictional band made a “Where are they now” video, in which they wrote: “Caitlin Hale (Marta) is a registered nurse and Angelo Massagli (Frankie) is a lawyer and they are DATING!”

Given that the couple itself has not responded to the online chatter about the two of them dating, but several photos appear to confirm this, and a fellow castmate appeared to confirm it as well, we rate this claim as “Mixture.”

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a reporter with experience working in television, international news coverage, fact checking, and creative writing.