Candace Cameron Bure Talks Bulimia and NudityBy: Brian Powell - December 13, 2013
Considering it is Friday, it’s more than apt that former TGIF and Full House star Candace Cameron Bure made her way back into the national limelight today. Bure, who played D.J. Tanner on the ever-popular 90’s sitcom, is set to release her new book, Balancing It All, this January. Her book discusses how she has managed to balance multiple roles in her life over the years while remaining a successful and independent woman.
Recently, Bure sat down for an interview with “OMG! Insider” to discuss the release of her new book. During her discussion, though, Bure took time to open up about a private matter in her life – bulimia.
Bure stated that her eating disorder did not begin until after she married her husband, former NHL player Valeri Bure, in 1996 and moved to Montreal. Due to the pressures of trying to balance her new life as a wife with her old life of an actress and moving to a new city, Bure turned to food for comfort: “Clearly it wasn’t a healthy way to deal with things. That’s really when my faith was kicked up a notch, and I sought comfort in my relationship with God and not with food.”
Bure has persisted in her Christian beliefs throughout her acting career, following in the footsteps of her brother, Kirk Cameron. In a recent interview with YourTango.com, Bure discussed how her Christian beliefs form the foundation of her acting career and marriage: “The best advice I’ve ever been given is being handed a Bible. That’s the blueprint for marriage that we go by, and that’s what our marriage is grounded in.”
Due to her religion and her husband’s distastes, Bure limits what she will and will not do on screen:
“I have boundaries that my husband and I talked about and are both comfortable with. I had my first kiss on television at 13-years-old so it’s very easy for me to separate acting, doing my job and pretending to be romantic or flirting with someone and real life. But if you watch anything I do, you’ll see I don’t go beyond kissing someone. I’m not going to get naked, and I’m not going to have sex scenes. But at the same time, even a little peck on the lips [with a costar] is uncomfortable for my husband to watch, so he doesn’t always watch. He’s completely supportive of what I do, so if the worst thing is him not watching something I did, that’s great. That’s what works for us in our relationship.”
And who is to argue? Not only does Bure have a new book coming out, but she also has been married happily for 17 years with 3 kids and is going back to acting after taking a 10 year hiatus to raise her children. Things could only get better if that Full House revamp turned out to not be a hoax.[Image via Facebook]