Candace Cameron Bure Reflecting on how grateful she is for her family, friends and her faith amid a “difficult year”.
The “Full House” star shared exclusively with Fox News Digital that she experienced “a lot of loss this year,” including the unexpected death of her TV father. Bob Saget. The beloved comedian died in January at the age of 65 after accidentally hitting the back of his head following a stand-up gig in Florida.
Saget’s sudden death sent shock waves throughout the entertainment industry, including his television sitcom cast who became a real family. Bob, along with most of the “Full House” cast, recreated his famous characters from the ’90s show for the Netflix series “Fuller House,” which ran for five seasons and ended in 2020.
“It’s been a very difficult year for me on a personal level, which has really shown me who my true friends are. From the loss of Bob this year,” Burr said in his office detailing the devastating fire to various health issues. said before. his close circle. “It felt like a lot of loss this year. When you have those friends that are there and show up; I’m grateful. I’m so grateful for my friends, my true friends and my family.”
“Given what so many of us and our loved ones have gone through over the past three years… I am grateful for my health and the health of my family,” he said. “And I’m grateful for true friendship.”
In addition to unwavering encouragement from those closest to him, Bure’s devotion to a High strength has kept him focused and continues to give him strength.
“It felt like a lot of loss this year. When you have those friends that are there and show up; I’m grateful. I’m so grateful for my friends, my true friends and my family.”
She said, “The core and basis of who I am is my belief that sometimes I don’t verbalize it because it’s just my perception.” “It’s like, well, ‘If you get Candace, you get Faith.’ It is one and the same. It is with me all the time. It is in everything I do.
“I am so grateful for God’s protection and love.”
Bure caught the acting bug at a young age and followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Kirk Cameron, who starred as Mike Seaver. “Growing Pains.” She’s now become the unofficial queen of holiday TV with a host of Christmas movies under her belt.
“I never thought I would be known for a Christmas movie career,” she said, recalling her debut with the Hallmark Channel, adding that it would be a “niche” project. “It wasn’t a thing before, and then we made it a thing, which was great.
“Since then, it seems, I’ve done one every year. I love it. It’s really [my] Favorite time of year. I love all things Christmas and how it makes people feel. Warm and happy and hilarious…and emotional too, depending on what happened during the season or the loved ones you’ve lost. It brings up a lot of emotions. To be involved with something that is so beautiful has been an incredible part of my career.”
“My faith is so core and foundational to who I am that sometimes I don’t verbalize it because it’s just my belief. It’s like, ‘If you get Candace, you get faith.’ It’s the same. It’s with me all the time. It’s in everything I do.”
Her first film with the Great American Family Network, “A Christmas… Gift,” This is not only a classic holiday story, but also a reminder to focus on being with the people you care about most.
“It’s about being present in the moment because that’s what we often miss, because we’re really worried about buying gifts and being tied up in the business of the season,” she said.
“When we all shut down for two years, everything slowed down and it re-prioritised a lot of people’s lives. It really brought focus back to what’s important in life for a lot of people. It definitely is for me and my family. So I thought, oh what a beautiful story that I think will relate to so many people, to talk about that topic because it really touched my life. To think about how busy I’ve been. To slow down, you really do. Things become so much clearer. There’s a focus that comes right in front of you.”
Bure revealed last year that she was leaving Hallmark’s Crown Media to develop, produce and star in content for Great American Family. she recently faced backlash for the comments made About the focus on the potential plans of the network “Traditional Marriage” And replied in a long post that he refused to fight hate with hate.
“I have never been interested in making converts through telling my story, but in celebrating the greatness of God in our lives through the stories I tell. The God we serve is a wildly creative and loving God. The doer is God. He didn’t capture a small part of my heart, he captured my whole heart,” she wrote.
Similar to her on-screen holiday characters, Candace is a Christmas connoisseur.
“We always go to our Christmas Eve service. It’s always a candle-lit ceremony, which is just phenomenal,” she said of her family’s ritual that begins with worship and ends with beef Wellington. Is. “The Christmas message itself is just that beautiful reminder …more It’s a night where it’s so easy to invite friends to church.”
Christmas morning, Candace, his three children And the husbands wake up early to watch the sunrise on the beach before heading out for their age-old tradition of serving breakfast to homeless members of the community at a local homeless shelter.
“We bring all the food, and then we cook, and we sit and eat, talk and share stories with about 50 to 60 people who live in this specific shelter that we always team up with,” Bure said.
After serving others, the family goes home and opens presents before going to their brother Kirk’s house where Christmas dinner is served. “We sit around the fire pit, and we sing Christmas carols,” she said.
During the holidays, she is also reminded of the gift of love and how fortunate she is to have a partner by her side. Candice and her husband, Former hockey player Valery Burecelebrated their 26th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
“He makes me laugh… that’s the best quality. Someone who still makes you laugh and smile is what you want to be around,” she said.
“He’s a strong voice in my life that’s been so supportive of our family. He’s a really good leader. He’s beautiful and gentle and strong, and I appreciate the man that he is.”