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Candace Cameron Bure, aka ‘Full House’s’ DJ Tanner, talks faith, acting, motherhood, and more

Candace Cameron Bure, aka ‘Full House’s’ DJ Tanner, talks faith, acting, motherhood, and more

Some know her as D.J. Tanner from “Full House,” others as “the queen of Christmas” from several beloved Hallmark films.

“But her real name is Candace Cameron Bure,” says Allie Beth Stuckey, adding that the actress “has been a light in the darkness of the media industry for a very long time” and has made “an incredible impact for the kingdom of God.”

On this episode of “Relatable,” Candace joins Allie to “share all kinds of wisdom and insight and even some fun stories and facts about herself and her life.”

Despite being an outspoken Christian, Bure “[wasn’t] raised in a Christian home” due to the fact that her father “didn’t want religion brought into the home.” However, her mother “was a believer,” and when a marital crisis struck their family, help came in the form of church.

“We started going to church for the first time, and I was sitting in the church and heard a sermon one day, and I really didn't know what it all meant. I just heard if you want Jesus in your heart to be the Lord and Savior over your life, then say this prayer and ask Him into your heart. And so at 12 years old, I did that, and that's when I became a Christian,” Candace tells Allie, adding that it wasn’t until her mid-20s after having her first baby that she “understood the gospel message for the first time” and began having “a relationship with God.”

However, long before she was introduced to Jesus, Candace was already deep into her acting career, which launched when she was just 5 years old. Filming “Full House” took up the majority of her time until the series ended in 1995 when she was 18 years old.

Then, a new chapter of her life began that involved her marriage to professional hockey player Valeri Bure, three children by the age of 25, and the dawn of a new acting career after a 10-year hiatus.

To hear more of the fascinating details of Bure’s life and her take on motherhood, navigating the impossible beauty standards of Hollywood, and the reality of being an outspoken Christian in an industry hostile to God, check out the episode below.

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