The stars of the super-sweet sitcom Full House have turned out to be more infamous than famous. The Olsen twins have every move covered by the paparazzi, Jodi Sweetin is a recovering meth-addict with a new baby and is reportedly shopping a reality show, Dave Coulier’s last big gig was The Surreal Life, Bob Saget is a crude and slightly creepy comedian, and John Stamos is doing well on ER but had an allegedly jetlag-induced meltdown on Australian TV.
So what ever happened to oldest sis DJ Tanner? Candace Cameron, now known by her married name of Candace Cameron Bure, had made a few Lifetime movies starring as date-rape victims and alien abductees, but has mostly devoted the past ten years to being a mother to kids Natasha, age 10, Lev, age 8, and Max, 6.
“I absolutely love being a mom….I wanted to stay home and be with them. My kids are a hoot and just so much fun to be with.”
[From Us Weekly, print edition, August 4, 2008]
Candace is also an evangelical Christian
who home schools her children. She includes several statements on her personal website about her faith and dedication to the Lord.
Her Russian-born husband Valeri Bure played professional hockey for several teams over his 10-year career, but retired in 2005. The family is currently based in LA. For alone time, Candace and Valeri head north to Napa Valley, where Valeri has a wine label. They held a launch in LA for Bure Family Wines on July 28, with Bob Saget and Dave Coulier in attendance.
With her husband retired and her kids school age, maybe Candace is considering a comeback at the ripe old age of 32. Let’s just hope she doesn’t start with Dancing with the Stars, although she certainly has the figure to wear those revealing costumes.
Update: Thanks to commenter Kate for noting that while Candace has endorsed homeschool programs and has homeschooled her children in the past, her three children now go to a private Christian school.
Candace Cameron and her husband are shown on 7/24/08 at the Swing Vote premiere and on 7/17/08. Credit: WENN/Fayes Vision