I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, I was practically obsessed with Full House! I looked forward to watching it on TGIF every Friday, and I thought that D.J. Tanner was about the coolest chick on the planet. And actress, Candace Cameron, who played D.J. was definitely my favorite. In fact, I pretty much wanted to be her. People even told me that I looked like her when I was in the 6th grade with my round face and permed hair. And I loved it.
Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up now, and she’s a mom to her three kids with husband, Canadian Hockey Player ,Valeri Bure. She was recently interviewed by The Frisky, and talked about life as a busy mother, and even dished about her D.J. Tanner days.
When asked about how she feels about motherhood, Candace said that she loves being a mom, but that time is going by way too fast! Her kids are now 12, 10, and 8 years old. She added that, “motherhood has been incredibly wonderful and a huge part of our life is all about health and fitness.” Her emphasis on keeping her kids fit is no surprise, given that her husband is a professional athlete.
Candace said that the hardest thing about being a mom is, “Just the fact that your kids can steal your life. It’s a wonderful thing, but I don’t think I realized having kids at such a young age that a lot of things in my life would be put on the backburner. I’m very happy that they have been—I would do anything for my children. But it’s definitely switched up what once were my priorities to what they are now.”
I can definitely relate to her statements, and I know that lots of other moms can too. Having a child definitely gives you an identity crisis of sorts!
Candace admits that she loved every minute of playing D.J. Tanner on Full House and wouldn’t trade it for the world. She’s recently jumped back on the acting bandwagon and is playing the role of Summer on the ABC gymnastics show, “Make It Or Break It.”
Candace Cameron may be a mom to her own kids now, but she will always be D.J. Tanner to me!