‘Full House’ Star Says She’s ‘Submissive’ to her Husband

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(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 a 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 to CNN’s Piers Morgan. 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?”


  • kathie

    I agree — she sounds like a strong woman who has chosen the right path in life. She and her brother — strong, outspoken, faithful, joyful Christians.

  • Tim

    I like that she has morals and family values anymore of my generation woman are more and more tryn to be independent and forgetting true meaning of marriage, particularly the part she states about you cannot have two heads of authority…. You never have 2 leaders in anything sports, president, companies, etc…… But you do have a leader and advisors to make sure right or best decisions are made ! Kudos to you Candace

  • Kat Pinkney

    It’s actually refreshing to see our child star actors and actresses still doing well and living normal lives, especially some all you ever see to here is bad news about kids from “our” generation. I’m happy for her and her family. The story line would have you believing something else.. But clearly she’s happy!

    • Nevaeh Angelise

      It just goes to show the benefit of a strong family. Both the Cameron kids acted and had a great deal of success yet I don’t recall ever seeing them in the types of headlines other celebrity kids seemed to find themselves in. To me it is clear their values work. Bravo to them!

  • tanisha

    I bow down to my man when he is here which is hardly ever. Why does she feel she needs to write a book about it. I couldnt stand her on the show. I was hoping she would be written out but kurt was hot.

  • Angel

    I think the headline may be directed at close minded readers. Open minded people will read it and not give it much thought because it’s her life and they understand she will do as she pleases because she’s a grown woman and can think for herself. Close minded people usually think the way they think is the right and only way. So all the “fans who will be talking” is sure to be close minded people who refuse to think differently, or at least understand that other people think differently than they do. My opinion is “hey, that’s her. I’m living my life a little differently than her but who cares, her decisions in her marriage do not affect me in any way so I’m not going to sit here and bash on her for the way the wants to live her life”

  • Amanda

    Oh, the bible. The bible also says you shouldn’t put up Xmas trees, women shouldn’t speak in church, and that you’re forbidden to wear polyester. Lol, hilarious. Let the negative comments roll… Or better yet, I’m waiting for fox to remove my comment for being offensive. So much for freedom of speech!

    • Pitter

      Guess you had better get to a Bible study because all you did was misquote the Bible. You just made yourself look the the totally ignorant fool you are.

      • Amanda

        Oh yeah, how so? Would you like me to copy it exactly how it’s written in the bible? Lol please make me laugh some more!

    • Nick

      Twelve days later Amanda and your ignorant speech is still up.What Bible are you reading anyway (if at all)? Troll much?

  • Pitter

    Good for her. Classy woman…classy family. You just make these folks who complain look like just what they are. Trash.

  • lynnette

    Candace and her brother were raised right and know what is valuable in this world, and how to live up to their promises and honor people they love. I also admire them for standing up for their beliefs.

  • Karen Machnicki

    I say its her life to each their own we all live our lives the way we choose who gives anyone the right to say one way is better than the other and what ever happened to equals.

  • William

    Candace and her brother talk to an imaginary invisible space wizard. It’s cute if you are 7 years old but at 30 or 40 it’s pretty creepy….

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