Things You Might Not Know About Candace Cameron BurePublished on April 6, 2016. Updated March 25, 2020
Candace Cameron Bure has been famous for most of her life because of her role on Full House. She’s actually one of the few child stars who never went off the rails and is actually a good role model. Since she’s celebrating another birthday, here are 11 things you didn’t know about the Fuller House star:
11. Hockey Love
Candace met her husband Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure at a charity hockey game. Her Full House costar Dave Coulier is the one who introduced them. According to her, she gave him her number on a blank check.
10. Botox Confession
The former View co-host admitted to using Botox. “Despite rumors, I haven’t had anything done — except I’ve tried Botox for preventative reasons,” she told In Touch.
9. Teenage Heartache
Candace used to date Jeremy Miller from Growing Pains, but he broke up with her for Danica McKellar.
Everyone on the set of Full House would call her “Condache.” Producer James O’Keefe gave her the nickname and it stuck.
7. Struggles with Food
In her early twenties, Candace struggled with bulimia. This was when she was first married to Valeri Bure and was living with him in Montreal. “I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, because clearly it wasn’t a healthy way to deal with things,” she said. “So that’s really when my faith was kicked up a notch and sought comfort in my relationship with God, and not with food.”
6. First Kiss
The Full House and Fuller House star’s first kiss was with Kevin on Full House when she was 13. It was the spin-the-bottle episode, “13 Candles.”
5. Big Family
The beautiful blonde is the youngest of four children. Her older brother Kirk is also an actor (known mainly for his role as Mike Seaver on Growing Pains) who even appeared in an episode of Full House.
Candace has a fairly diverse background. She is of Scottish, English, German and Dutch descent.
The mom-of-three didn’t really receive a formal education. She was tutored on set and spent a couple of hours at a private school before work; however, she did attend junior high.
While she was in junior high, Candace was bullied because she was on television. “I was made fun of, pushed, knocked down, and had obscene words written on my locker multiple times. One time, my gym locker was covered in gum and shaving cream,” she told the blog, The Cradle Chronicles.
1. Born Again
Candace became completely devoted to her faith in her early 20s when she read The Way of the Master. “I recognized for the first time, ‘Oh, I guess I’m not as good as I thought I was. I am good by worldly status… but God has a different standard,’” she said.