Jodie Sweetin is no stranger when it comes to winning battles. A recovering addict, she knows well the strength it takes to set things straight and live a good life.
Now firmly ensconced in her reprised role as Stephanie Tanner on Netflix’s reboot of Full House—Fuller House–Jodie Sweetin has engaged in yet another battle, and emerged victorious.
— NYLON (@NylonMag) January 8, 2016
This time Sweetin’s battle was with her ex-husband Morty Coyle–father of her younger daughter Beatrix. Coyle wanted the five-year-old enrolled in an exclusive private school, while Jodie Sweetin wanted her to attend the school her half-sister Zoie, who is seven, attends.
Sweetin argued the sisters should “have the opportunity to spend time together each day,” and that it made no sense to drop off and pick up the girls from two separate schools.
Despite Jodie Sweetin’s approval, however, Morty Coyle enrolled Beatrix at the school.
“I want to be very clear that I do not want Bea enrolled at this time, and that by your choosing to enroll her, you are going against my wishes,” Sweetin wrote in an email to her ex-husband back on July 20, 2015. “We have to agree on any schooling decisions and…if we cannot, the court must decide it for us. It seems as though we will have to go that route.”
Morty Coyle went against the terms of the former couple’s joint legal custody agreement when enrolling Beatrix at the school.
The judge in this case sided with the Fuller House star, allowing Jodie Sweetin to send Beatrix to school with her sister, until 2018. At that time the two parents will have to work together to decide the next step to take regarding their daughter’s education.
— E! Online (@eonline) January 15, 2016
Jodie Sweetin–along with Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber, Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget, John Stamos, and more–can be seen in the Netflix premiere of Fuller House when it debuts on February 26.