Since the early 1980s, when he first gained widespread recognition for his performance as Blackie Parrish on “General Hospital,” John Stamos has been a well-known face all over the world. His continued work in television led him to his most famous role as Uncle Jesse on the sitcom “Full House.” This further solidified his reputation as one of the most gorgeous leading men of his day. Over the course of the last several decades, the actor has continued to work in television and even played the same character in the television remake “Fuller House.”
But beyond his talent in acting, Stamos has also had quite an adventure in love throughout his life. After beginning a relationship with and then married model Rebecca Romijn in the middle of the 1990s, the pair eventually separated after being together for a decade. Stamos did not have a romantic relationship with anybody in the years that followed, which made it all the more upsetting when he started talking about wanting to have a family of his own. It’s amusing to think that, despite the fact that his character on “Full House,” Uncle Jesse, was the one who was somewhat careless, Stamos was nothing like that in real life. It seemed as if the heartthrob was just waiting to find the appropriate lady to settle down with at that point.
Then, at long last, he was introduced to the model and actress Caitlin McHugh, and the two of them have a history that is truly endearing. The pair did not immediately start dating after they had their first encounter when they were working together. But in the end, everything worked out as it should have. McHugh’s all-time favorite place on earth, Disneyland, was the location where Stamos popped the question, and the pair later revealed that they were expecting their first child together in 2017. Stamos and his wife had their first child, a boy named Billy, in April of 2018, and ever since then, Stamos has been a devoted father who constantly posts on his various social media accounts.
Even with all of his success as an actor, it appears that the character that Stamos desired to play his whole life was that of a parent. This was the role that he wished to play his entire life. Even as he was playing the role of Uncle Jesse, it was obvious that he had the fatherly DNA. In point of fact, Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber, and Jodie Sweetin, who co-starred with Stamos on “Full House,” told PEOPLE that Stamos was the “baby whisperer” of the ensemble. In an interview with US Weekly, he reportedly quipped that he wanted children so desperately that his “ovaries were rattling.” As it turns out, there was always the possibility that he might have children in the future. After that, he said to ET:
“Simply put, it has taken me far more time than I had planned. If I eventually met the lady I wanted to spend the rest of my life with but was unable to have children, it would be a terrible tragedy.”
McHugh, who would later become his wife, turned out to be the ideal partner for him, and we should be glad for that. In the same interview with US Weekly, he referred to McHugh as a “soft, compassionate, lovely spirit who would make a fantastic mother.” He said this about McHugh. They were both quite certain that this was the right relationship for them, and as a result, they did not spend any time moving on to the next phase. After dating for two years, Stamos finally popped the question to McHugh in October of 2017.
Following the viewing of a very touching film, McHugh popped the question to his girlfriend when they were in Disneyland, which is McHugh’s most beloved location in the whole world. It began with some of the most romantic sequences from Disney and Pixar movies and finished with Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” telling Stamos, “Just ask the girl.” Sebastian’s line was the perfect way to close the segment. The following is what the actor disclosed about their engagement in the post he made on Instagram:
“When I inquired, she provided the affirmative response. And there was never a sad moment in our lives…”
It was only right that Stamos and McHugh’s wedding was incredibly stunning since their engagement was like something out of a dream. Nevertheless, there was a little hitch in the plan. Us Weekly reports that burglars went into McHugh’s hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hotel the day before her wedding and took jewelry valued at $165,000, despite the fact that the wedding was the next day.
The couple’s actual wedding day was, thankfully, considerably more stress-free than the day before. Us Weekly reports that Stamos and McHugh exchanged their vows at a sentimental ceremony held at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California, on February 3, 2018. The ceremony took place on Valentine’s Day.
After afterwards, a massive party was hosted at Stamos’ home in Beverly Hills. At the time of her wedding, McHugh was pregnant, and she looked absolutely lovely in her white wedding dress. Her lengthy hair cascaded over her shoulders and was just slightly pulled back. Stamos dressed for the occasion with a black suit and a bow tie that matched. McHugh was just 31 years old when they were married, while Stamos was already 54 years old at the time.
It’s hard to think that Stamos had a conversation with PEOPLE over a decade before the day of his wedding about what it was like to be single and how he was waiting to meet the one person who would complete him. He continued, “I sound like a lady now, but I don’t want to simply offer myself to anyone, do you know what I mean?” (You understand what I mean, right?)
After being married and waiting a little over two months, Stamos and McHugh had their first child together, a boy. It was obvious that Stamos’ standing as everyone’s favorite uncle on television had been elevated to a higher level after the most recent episode.
On April 16, 2018, Stamos posted the upbeat and encouraging news on his Instagram account. He uploaded a photograph to his social media account that showed him cuddling his newborn kid and captioned the shot as follows:
“From this point on, my wife and my kid will always make up the greatest parts of me. The guest of honor is Billy Stamos (named after my father). Not Just an Uncle Anymore #Excited”
Back in the day, Stamos had a reputation for being a bit of a bad guy, or at least that was the image he presented when acting on TV. His life is totally different now, and he couldn’t be happier with the changes that have taken place.
According to an interview that Stamos gave to PEOPLE, he said, “I always wanted to have kids, but I didn’t believe I’d find the proper person.” “And it’s possible that I thought to myself, ‘Well, I have everything; I shouldn’t be greedy.’”
The actor gives thanks to his wife for being the one who helped him get his life in order. “I don’t believe I deserved it at this point in time. On the other hand, around six years ago, I came to my senses and improved as a person. And as soon as Caitlin came around, I was able to identify it without any hesitation. I responded by saying, “I have to be good for that in order for it to work,” “he replied.
When the couple initially met, neither of them could have predicted that they would eventually start a happy family together with the other. They first crossed paths in 2011, while they were both working on the set of the hit television program “Law & Order: SVU,” but it was a long time before they began dating, as Stamos revealed to PEOPLE in 2017. When seen in retrospect, the roles that they performed turned out to be very ironic, as Stamos expressed it:
“I was cast in the role of a man whose inflated sense of self-importance led him to believe that he should multiply his offspring by a factor of sixty or so. He was making holes in various things, including condoms and other things. And the irony of the situation is that Caitlin was one of the females who I was attempting to deceive and have a child with.”
Another interview conducted by PEOPLE in 2019 revealed that the actor shared with the publication his desire to have a large family and a lovely wife to spend the rest of his life with. Providing a straightforward explanation, the actor stated:
“I had to wait quite a while for a child. All that remained was for me to find the appropriate partner to carry it through with.”