After Cal Maddox (played by Justin Bruening) was first introduced to audiences on Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias, fans instantly fell in love with the handsome, yet dashing bachelor.
As Serenity High School’s newly appointed baseball coach, the former MLB player starts a brewing romance with a recently divorced woman named Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher). While fans best know Bruening from the popular drama series, some may not know the 42-year-old actor once starred in one of the most beloved medical dramas on television.
Before joining the ensemble cast of Sweet Magnolias, Bruening played a paramedic in the long-running ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. At the time, the actor played the recurring role of Matthew Taylor, a healthcare professional who worked at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle.
On the show, Matthew meets and falls in love with April Kepner (Sarah Drew), an attending trauma surgeon at the hospital. However, their romance was short-lived after April’s ex-boyfriend, Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), confessed his love for her on their wedding day. Sadly, April left Matthew at the altar and rekindled her relationship with Jackson (talk about heartbreaking).