Lori Loughlin and John Stamos have confirmed that, yes indeed, they went on a date together as teens.
The 51-year-old Full House actress and her 52-year-old co-star, who will reprise their roles for Netflix as Becky and Jesse Katsopolis on Fuller House, discussed the infamous date in an interview for the Jan. 18 issue of People magazine.
— E! Online (@eonline) January 6, 2016
“He asked me to go to Disneyland to see a band,” Loughlin remembered. “We fight internally about [whether it was a date]. I’m like, ‘Was that a date?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah!'”
“As I recall, we ended up kissing,” Stamos added. “That sounds like a date, right?”
Loughlin and Stamos co-starred as a married couple on Full House between 1987 to 1995. Fans of the show always hoped they would get together in real life, but they ended up being disappointed.
Even if they may have wanted to take their relationship out of the friend zone, they always seemed to be married to someone else. Loughlin was married to Michael R. Burns from 1989 to 1996 and then married Mossimo Giannulli the year after her divorce. She has two daughters With Giannulli — 17-year-old Isabella and 16-year-old Olivia. As for Stamos, he was married to Rebecca Romijn from 1998 to 2005, but apparently always carried a torch for Lori.
— People magazine (@people) January 6, 2016
“We did have some off-timing, but no disrespect to her family and her husband now, I would say that she could be the one that got away,” Stamos told HuffPost Live in 2013. “She’s one of my dearest friends, and that’s enough. But I really do adore her.”
The premiere of Fuller House is Feb. 26 on Netflix and stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, along with appearances by Loughlin and Stamos.
John Stamos currently stars on the Fox sitcom Grandfathered, co-starring Paget Brewster, Josh Peck and Christina Milian, airing Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET.