‘Full House’ star: I’m ‘submissive’ to my hockey-playing husband

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"Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure in YEAR as D.J. Tanner, left, and now, right. (Photo: CNN)

"Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure in 1997 as DJ Tanner, left, and now, right. (Photo: CNN)

“Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure has written a book that is sure to get women talking — though perhaps not in the way she anticipated.

“Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose,” is all about her life as a working wife and mom. But she also includes some information about her marriage to professional hockey player Val Bure. The couple have been married for 17 years and have three children.

“I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work,” the actress writes in her book.

During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Cameron Bure explained what she meant.

“The definition I’m using with the word ‘submissive’ is the biblical definition of that,” she said. “So, it is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength.”

“And, listen, I love that my man is my leader,” she said. “I want him to lead and be the head of our family. And those major decisions do fall on him. … It doesn’t mean I don’t voice my opinion. It doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion. I absolutely do, but it is very difficult to have two heads of authority.”

“In my marriage we are equal … in our importance, but we are just different in our performances within our marriage,” she said.

The actress/author is still remembered for her role as playing D.J. Tanner on “Full House” and continues to work, most recently on the Hallmark Channel’s movie “Let It Snow.”

Her family is no stranger to controversy. Her brother, “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron was criticized in 2012 for comments he made about gay marriage. Cameron Bure sought to explain that she does not consider her role as a wife to be less than that of her husband’s in their relationship.

As for a possible “Full House” reunion Cameron Bure told The Huffington Post that fans of the show “would love to see that happen, so who knows?”

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  • kc

    in order for them to have been married 17 years they would have gotten married in 96 or early 97, which makes no sense cuz in the picture from 97 she is a little girl…

  • Max Power

    yeah KDVR, she was born in 1976. That would make her 21 in 97…oh and most importantly the show aired from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995….wonder how that picture was taken in 97

  • Rob

    It must be the wrong message. No one is supposed to stay married more than a couple years!!!

    Why can’t a woman be proud of raising kids maintaining a family. It is hard work. 17 years is a long time…. Good for her

  • Betsy

    She’s 37, been married for 17 years. Certainly unusual for Hollywood. Good for her, the rest of those Hollywood idiots should take lessons from her.

  • mary

    The average person would never understand what it means to be a submissive wife. The feminist majority would have the world believe being submissive equates with being a doormat.They have no concept of it because they are trying too hard to be the man of the house, equal to the man in every way.And they have managed to push this agenda to a point where women who are not afraid of allowing the husband to assume his rightful position as head of the household and willingly taking her place beside him are roundly criticized as weak and dominated. It is the feminist concept that has caused dissention in the home and is a major reason why the divorce rate is so high. I know there are situations where a woman has no choice but to be both mother and father to their children and I don’t envy them. But don’t criticize those women who do not feel threatened by assuming their proper place in their marriage.

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