Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber: Friends Since ‘Full House’By: Kimberly Ripley - August 10, 2014
Candace Cameron Bure–best known for her role as DJ Tanner on the hit 1990s TV show Full House, and Andrea Barber, best known for her role as Kimmy Gibbler on the same show–have remained close friends in real life, just like they were on Full House. In fact, their friendship–and Candace’s popularity as DJ Tanner–has even sparked the interest of their kids.
Barber and Bure have their own ‘full houses’ now–replete with five children between them. Candace Cameron Bure is mom to Natasha, 16, Lev, 14, and Maksim, who is 12. Andrea Barber has a son and a daughter. Tate is 10 and Felicity is seven.
Andrea Barber’s kids are huge Full House fans.
“My kids are…at the height of Full House fandom,” she says. “My daughter was so excited to come here today and to meet Candace. And I’m like, ‘You’ve already met Candace!’ But this is the first time she’s seen Candace since she became a fan of the show.”
Having a mom who starred on Full House proved quite beneficial to one of Candace Cameron Bure’s children as well. It was when son Maks was in middle school and having a hard time making friends.
“And then one day he came in the car and I said, ‘How was your day today?'” the Dancing With the Stars alum recalled. “And he was like, ‘It was great…Everybody found out you’re my mom, and you were D.J. on Full House, and now everybody wants to be my friend!'”
Andrea Barber recently shared a fun photo of herself and her BFF back in their Full House days. She captioned it, “#TBT 1988 @candacecbure Back before we started doing funny face selfies…we were doing funny face selfies.”
It wasn’t all that long ago that the ladies gathered with former costar Lori Loughlin for a reunion of sorts.
Full House was a wholesome show for its time and by today’s standards is far more wholesome than most of the new shows that are aired. How wonderful that the kids of two of its stars are enjoying the fruits of their moms’ labors.
And how wonderful that after all this time, Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber have remained close friends. It goes to show that true friendship can trump the fast pace of the Hollywood lifestyle–although it does appear as though both of these Full House stars have put their families ahead of their careers.
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