The cast was fairly open in a 2009 reunion in People (which very notably omitted Dustin Diamond, even cropping him out of original cast photos from the series).
Gosselaar admits to dating each of his female co-stars at different times, calling the ever changing couplings and alliances "incestuous." He describes the interactions as "very high school" with people getting mad at each other for supposed slights, and changing who they were friends with from week to week.
Gosselaar took to Huff Post Live with Bash co-star Breckin Meyer to go on record regarding Diamond's "negativity" about that era of their lives.
Gosselaar continues: Sometimes the girls would gang up on the guys.
Tiffani and Elizabeth would hate me, and then they'd hate Lark because Lark was talking to me, and Mario was supposed to side with someone.
Was Diamond, aka Screech, the scorned teen he portrays himself as, with Gosselaar occupying all of the female costars' attentions?
The scorn part may be overkill, but it definitely didn't differ too much from actual high school.Despite the negative light Diamond paints on the time period, Gosselaar has no bad blood with his SBTB "exes," remarking in the Washington Post that everyone is still friends. The 2008 interview was conducted before the release of Diamond's book, so the star, who was at the time appearing on NYPD Blue, is still fairly diplomatic.