John Stamos is taking 6 months off for extensive love therapy


After all these years, I still have a strange affection for John Stamos. He’s still ridiculously attractive, and his minor shenanigans (like showing up to a morning show drunk) seem to only add to the impression that he’s probably a fun guy. Plus, I’ve always felt bad for him in the wake of his split from Rebecca Romijn. It seemed like he was all “I want babies” and she was all “Not right now” so they split, and then she went off with Jerry O’Connell and started having babies. Maybe he’s secretly an a-hole, but I think he’s still hung up on Rebecca.

Anyway, the Enquirer has an interesting story about how Stamos is “taking some time off” to figure out why he’s 46 years old (for real!) and single. (Honestly, I thought he was younger – not that 46 years is old, but doesn’t look a day over 33.) At first I thought this was going to be a story about how Stamos was taking time off to actually look for a relationship, but it’s not. Stamos is allegedly going into intensive therapy to figure out why his relationships fail.

John Stamos has been looking for love in all the wrong places – and he’s taking six months off from work to find out why he’s such a romance flunkie! Stamos admits he’s in therapy and says he is so serious about his quest that he intends to take a hiatus from performing “to focus on exactly why his romances always crumble,” a close pal told the Enquirer.

“It’s hard to feel sorry for John because he has it all – good lucks, money and talent. And he’s always got beautiful women around him, but he can’t sustain a relationship. The one thing he wants more than anything else is to fall in love again.”

He has remained single since his 2005 divorce from Rebecca Romijn. They were married for six years, and after their split, “He’s pretty much played the field since then,” said the friend. “John’s never lacked for female companionship. But he’s getting older. And he wants to settle down and have kids.”

Stamos recently completed a starring turn on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie, and now occasionally tours with The Beach Boys. But on May 20, he told Howard Stern that he’s planning a sabbatical to figure out why he can’t fall in love again.

“He’s going to take a half a year off and work with his therapist to figure this thing out,” added the pal. “John wants love in his life again – and he’s determined to find it.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Well… bless his heart. I guess he thinks that time is best spent in a therapist’s office? As opposed to actually looking for a nice girl to have a relationship with, rather than some Hollywood bar slut who wants to get boned by Uncle Jesse. How difficult is it to find a nice girl? What about Sandra Bullock? Ooh, that would be good. Although with the therapy and everything, he’s probably too touchy-feely for Sandra’s taste.

John Stamos Celebrates 25 Years In The Biz With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The opening night party for the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of 'By Bye Birdie' New York


Header: John Stamos and LIZA at the opening of Promises, Promises on April 25, 2010. Also, Stamos in NYC on June 9, 2009. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Q says:

    yeah, i don’t think Sandy would be into that. he’s a little too pretty for her. Shame, though, because like I said – PRETTY.

  2. I’m down – he’s rad! I love him.

  3. Mel says:

    As much as I hate to agree with Lainey, John and Jen A are made for each other…someone fix them up fgs.

  4. Sumodo1 says:

    I’m available.

  5. Dorothy says:

    I would be more than happy to give John Stamos some kids…

  6. Jen says:

    Six months off of what? Is he working??

  7. Praise St. Angie! says:

    lol at Sumodo…ME TOO! This man has only gotten hotter as he aged.

    and I think Bullock and Stamos would be GREAT together!

  8. Lesley says:

    I smell a reality show.

  9. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    He has been on Broadway for quite sometime. I forget the musical/play he was in. He was also on ER before it ended last year.

    The dude is mega rich too. Quite the catch!

    EDIT: He was in Bye Bye Birdie.

  10. Kaye says:

    He and Sandra would make an extremely attractive couple, but I think there is something off about him and he wouldn’t be good for her. Maybe after all the therapy?

  11. missmilly says:

    Oh Kaiser I am so with you on this one!! He is ridiculously attractive after all these years…and you never hear about him…ahhhh john stamos….

  12. Marjalane says:

    I don’t know that admitting to intense therapy for his relationship issues was all that smart….it would freak me out to know I guy I was seeing was THAT messed up. Kind of a given that you’re going to be analyzed to death.

  13. Linda says:

    I don’t believe he would have a problem finding someone. It’s a non-story.

  14. Jen says:

    I’m pretty sure the reason his relationships with women fail is because he’s a big ol’ ‘mo. :-D

  15. MamaB says:

    Grrrrr…love the hot nerd look with glasses. Me likey! Having said that, either he’s dating the wrong women or there’s something wrong with him…he’s too cute to not be able to pick up some nice ladies.

  16. Yo Mama says:

    I hate to say it, but he sounds perfect for Jennifer Aniston, who spews psycho-babble every time she opens her mouth.

  17. Leek says:

    Oh my word, he is perfection. I look at him and wonder why people love Brad Pitt and George Clooney when there is a hot piece of sex on a stick like that around.

  18. Leticia says:

    @Mel, you are so right! Plus they are both Greek!

  19. Kelaa Khaa says:

    I was thinking JS and Robin Wright would make a good match.

  20. fugly says:

    this is the best he’s ever looked.

  21. Feebee says:

    I was thinking that it was funny both Aniston and Bullock were suggested for Stamos as it seems like they have different tastes in men. However, not so funny, they both dated Tate Donovan and have had their shares of total douchebag mates (granted that Aniston’s have been infinitely less serious than Bullock relationship with hers).

    As for Stamos, he could have them lined up around the block. Interesting comment about reality show but he doesn’t seem to be ‘that guy’. Could be wrong, have been disappointed before.

    He seems cool, fun, dependable (he was drunk but he still showed for the interview!) and oh so handsome. He won’t look 40 until he’s 55.

  22. debbie says:

    Sumodo…could we share him–PLEASE!!!

  23. Nadia says:


  24. Eileen Yover says:

    I’m on the him and Sandra bandwagon. And HELLO he looks ridiculously hot in those glasses! OHWOW!

  25. Just a Poster says:

    Kaye I agree with you. I adore this man, think he is nearly walking perfection, but something does seem a little off.

    I think there was way more story to the split than ever let out. And I kinda have a feeling he might be a bit hard to live with.

    We all have “issues” and major kudos to him for wanting to fix them. I wish him well.

  26. CandyKay says:

    I saw him on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. My expectations were low – I’m not really a “Full House” fan – but I must say he was excellent.

  27. me says:

    omg, he’s an idiot. that’s why he can’t “find” love. anyone hear him on stern? he had a woman with him but was on the phone with howard telling him that, while he loved one woman, the other was better in bed. then howard being howard got the woman who was with him on the phone and asked her about that. who would do that if you want to find love?

    dumb ass.

  28. escapee says:

    I thought the same thing Lesly – reality show. What other work is he taking time off from? I really hope he doesn’t do a reality show – it’s like the last gasp of an acting career. Maybe he has been working on stage.

  29. Larissa says:

    oh I love you posters for the whole matchmaking magic spread on this post! maybe we should all contribute and open the “celebrity matchmaking” agency! and turn it into reality tv!
    wouldn´t that be grand?

  30. Red Folder says:

    Maybe he should save some cash and just ask all of his exes what the problem was. See if there’s a theme running through it all–then fix that with your therapist. Ta da!

  31. cobbler says:

    Seeing as we’re playing cupid here, I’ll put in my ‘vote’ for a Stamos/Aniston coupling – but really, Patti the Millionaire Matchmaker should intervene :)

  32. lucy2 says:

    He is definitely getting even better with age! It sounds like he has some issues though, so good for him wanting to work them out. I don’t think announcing it on Stern was the best idea though.

    I can’t picture him with Sandra, but I think he and Jen would be cute together, plus they both have the Greek thing in common.

  33. Harper says:

    Jennifer Aniston and John Stamos would make a GREAT couple! Tan, Greek and beautiful!

  34. Me says:

    Yeah, he and JA should totally hook up.

  35. Victoria says:

    Hey Im 43 and in therapy for pretty much the same reason so if he figures it out I wish he’d let me know. I agree with everyone this man is SO HANDSOME and he seems to just get better with age! I hope he finds happiness, he seems genuine and I agree that Rebecca Romain Lettuce ripped his heart out esp when she turned around and had kids (HE WANTED KIDS) with someone else.

  36. Momma Bear says:

    Jennifer Aniston and John Stamos would make a great couple and make beautiful babies together with their awesome Greek genes!

  37. Carrie says:

    Don’t think it will ever happen, but he and Sandy would be amazing- sweet, ridiculously attractive, equally wealthy (those Full House residuals are big, big money) and both really well liked. John Stamos would be a good dad for little Louis!

    Maybe after Jesse she’ll look for a “good guy”.

  38. KO says:

    Rebecca Romijn seems like a high-maintenance bitch with a stick up her ass, so I wouldn’t be surprised if she damaged this gorgeous gem of a man.

  39. Juiceinla says:

    Stamos-Bullock- KAISER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love this idea, love love love this idea somuchthatIwanna to marry it. Or at least build a facebook group supporting it.

    (I’d support a Big fat greek Aniston-Stamos wedding too though.)

  40. lrmsd says:

    ‘Sandy’ as we like to call her, is NOT gorgeous. She’s cute, attractive and sometimes very pretty. She’s also funny, good comedian, NOT a great dramatic actress…
    I dont get why people love her so much.
    And I think she may be a litte ‘off’ as well…so maybe they would be a good match.
    I don’t see him with JA or SB.
    Maybe Kate Hudson. LOL
    He probably is one of those people who needs to feel insecure, like he’s not sure if the woman is going to stay with him, otherwise it’s too safe and predictable for him.

    Is that the result of the relationshipwith RR? Or was it b/c he was already like that, and that’s why he ended up with RR? Don’t know.

    Either way, he’s hot hot hot, and that too can be a problem(:

  41. Jodi says:

    John was on Howard Stern a couple of weeks ago and he is not taking any time off for anything like this. He specifically said that on the show so once again the Enquirer is wrong.

  42. Isa says:

    Jennifer Aniston and John Stamos would make such a great couple. For real, not one of her show-mances.
    Why haven’t they been set up?
    I love him in those glasses!

  43. mln says:

    he is so cute I remember him when he was on General Hospital back in the very early 80′s and he looks the same except he’s chiseled with age I think that JA wouldn’t go for it because she wants a movie star to up her profile or a younger man but they would be a perfect match

  44. Jeri says:

    When he & Rebecca were together it was said they had the most “sexually adventurous” marriage in Hollywood. Gee, wonder why that didn’t last.

  45. Alexa says:

    I guess I’m in the minority here. I also remember Stamos from his days as Blackie on General Hospital and his early Full House days when he wore that ignorant-looking carnie-ride-operator-mullet. Ehhkk! I can’t get that image out of my head. Plus, I’ve heard him in interviews and he comes across as someone who believes he’s all that. I guess many people believe so too, but pas moi!

  46. Sarah says:

    Stamos’s marriage wasn’t perfect. I was at a club in NY with a few friends in 2001, ran into him and he spent the better part of the eve trying to “pick up” my best friend. Perhaps his wife didn’t want kids with a man who couldn’t keep his pants done up until he got home.
    Giving him the benefit of the doubt…perhaps he’s chnaged and matured.

  47. Lisa says:

    It’s not that hard to “find a nice girl”, but if you’re not in the state of mind to actually want to have a relationship with one, then, yeah, things get really difficult, really fast. VERY nice to see a celebrity taking responsibility and making positive change. Good for him.

  48. Amy says:

    John Stamos comes across as a really likeable guy, but I get the impression that he’s a modeliser and not just looking for a “nice girl”.

  49. Orbit says:

    He can’t stay in a relationship because he’ll never love anyone as much as himself.

  50. Sharonkings says:

    Man that man is soo handsome! Looks as hot as he did on Full House. Best of luck for him!

  51. betsy says:

    A man that looks younger will want to marry someone younger if he wants kids. (and he will be positive this time, his bride does indeed want babies too and young enough to have them) I think he’ll know when he sees her.

  52. Harper says:

    My hubs is Greek and they all age like this.
    Stamos and Sandra or Stamos and Jen. He is too hot to waste. He is the kind of guy that will even be nice looking old.

  53. bizzy says:

    stop with the john/jen — why would you want a perfectly nice man like this to put his d**k somewhere JOHN MAYER has been?

  54. Well there are a lot of us in the same boat that he is …

  55. Jen says:

    this dude does nothing for me…

  56. ChinaCat says:

    OMG I think he’s SOOOO hot! I’ve ne’er watched ANY of the shows he was in but ALWAYS loved him!
    I have a Samoan friend who has a son that looks EXACTLY like JS… too bad he’s married. Guess I’ll have to go with JS!

  57. Camille says:

    LOVE him, always have, but Hell to the NO with him hooking up with Aniston. NO! Being tan and greek are not necessarily a good basis for a relationship LOL.
    I could see him and Sandra B as a couple, but not so sure she would be into him. What about him and Charlize Theron? Now there would be some cute babies. :D

  58. lacy says:

    aniston is too average looking for stamos…it will be good looking guy plain looking jen all over again… Stamos would be more attracted to sandra and they are a better match in looks than jen and john

  59. connie says:

    jen looks like a man Not a good match for john in looks. John is very selective and would not want to have anything to do with john mayer’s leftover

  60. maria says:

    Jen looks like a dog next to john’s ex wife rebecca. Sandra would be a better match

  61. melina says:

    I’m thinking lacy, connie and maria are one and the same! lol