Ridger Van-Housen
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: Sophmore, 16
Family & Friends
Relationships: Gabriella Brooks (ex-girlfriend)
Meiko Lin (girlfriend)
Friends: New Directions
Other Information
Series Information
First appearance: The Beginning
Portrayer: Drew Van Acker
 Ridger Van-Housen is a main character on the fanfic Glee: The Future Years. Ridger was created by ClevanOTP. 


As a child, Ridger's father died as he fought in the war in Iraq. Having to deal with this situation, he didn't have a father figure to teach him how to be a man, not even his mother could try to teach him how to be a man. As a teenager, his mother and his stepfather got married. However, his stepfather never seemed to be attracted to her, he seemed to be attracted to him. As a result, he tried to get a piece of Ridger, and he was charged and sentenced to life in prison for sexual abuse. This situation caused his mother to blame him for his departure, and their relationship became distant. Ridger's sexual encounter with his father caused him to question if he's actually straight or gay, and he found it difficult to overcome that. At his old school, he became attracted to a guy in school, and tried to date a girl to hide it, but when the truth was revealed, he had to leave as quick as he could. 

Season OneEdit

The BeginningEdit

Ridger stops the fight between Meiko and Ridger, and Ridger and Meiko walk to lunch. On the way, Mr Smith walks past and puts up an audition sheet for the Glee Club. Both of them sign their names. At the auditiorium, Ridger auditions with Diamonds. He watches Demi, J.J. and Calvin audition. Later, he watches the fight between Gabriella and Meiko. He is last seen at lunch, and witnesses Meiko get slushied by Heather.

Love is HardEdit

He watches the auditions of Phoenix, Lucas and Drew. Ridger is invited to Meiko's house, and accepts. There, they sing Galaxy, and Meiko attempts to kiss him. Ridger rejects her and leaves. He gets the lead in Good Time.

The Next StepEdit

Ridger is invited to BreadstiX, but while there, he is revealed to be dating Gabriella. He gets a solo part in A Thousand Miles.

Avril TimeEdit

Ridger sings in Keep Holding On. He is mentioned by Gabriella as making her feel special.

Past LifeEdit

Ridger and Gabriella have an argument, leading into them singing in Six Degrees of Separation.

The BattleEdit

It is confirmed that Ridger is not a virgin in this episode. He sings in Surrender, Beauty and a Beat and In My Head.

The LeadEdit

He has talks with Meiko, growing their relationship.

Love TriangleEdit

Ridger sings I'm Yours for Meiko, confirming their relationship status. He later sings in Everybody Hurts.



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Season One:

​Solos (In a Group Number)Edit

Season One
Song Episode Solos with
Good Time Love is Hard Meiko and Demi
A Thousand Miles The Next Step Meiko, Demi, J.J and Calvin
Keep Holding On Avril Time Meiko, Demi, Phoenix, Lucas and Drew
Six Degrees of Separation Past Life Meiko, Demi, Phoenix, J.J and Gabriella
Surrender The Battle Drew, Calvin and Lucas
In My Head
Everybody Hurts Love Triangle Drew, Angelica and Gabriella