He Complete houseThe star reveals some personal feelings about his ex-wife
John Stamos married Rebecca Romijn in 1998, the same year he launched his film career. Immediately, tensions began to rise between them.
Stamos, now 60, shares a sober perspective on his 2004 divorce ahead of his upcoming memoir.
During an interview with People, Stamos got emotional while promoting his newly released book, “If You Had Told Me.” In it, Stamos talks about the heartbreak he experienced during his first marriage.
“My first marriage was devastating for me,” Stamos said. “I was devastated too for too long. I mean, one year, okay, okay. But it continued [for] years and years”.
Where did it all start?
While the actor had enjoyed the Hollywood spotlight since the release of Full house in ABC in 1987, since then he has mainly limited himself to television roles. He reportedly crossed paths with Romijn when she was a Victoria’s Secret model in 1994. They married four years later, but Stamos began blaming Romijn for everything.
“In my mind back then, she was the devil and I just hated her,” Stamos said. People. “I couldn’t believe how much I hated her and it ruined my life.”
They had been married for two years when Romijn became part of the family. X Men franchise and began collaborating with renowned directors such as Brian De Palma. During the year she X Men The sequel was released, Stamos made a guest appearance in Friends and subsequently filed for divorce in 2004.
“It was very public and very painful,” Stamos said. People. “I didn’t write much about it, but it’s difficult. It was largely believed that she left me because her career was going very well and mine was not, and that is humiliating. “I don’t blame her for that.”
Stamos went on to say, “It was just the perception that people had, and maybe they weren’t wrong.”
What inspired John Stamos’ memoir?
He General Hospital The actor confessed to drinking heavily during the ordeal. His excessive drinking also led to a DUI arrest in 2015. Stamos received three years’ probation and sought help through Alcoholics Anonymous.
“I had a terrible DUI, which I’m very ashamed of,” Stamos told Howard Stern in 2016. “I could have hurt someone. It was really stupid and ignorant of me. And I hated myself for that. It was a very bad thing. “So I said to myself: I have to stop this from top to bottom.”
He emergencies The alum also told People that he “would never have straightened himself out” or “know what true love is” without the challenges he faced. Stamos would realize that Romijn was not entirely to blame for her divorce. He even confessed to having had “some part” in it.
“You start to think… ‘Oh, she wasn’t the Devil. Maybe I was as much to blame as she was.’”
Stamos met his current wife, Caitlin McHugh, 37, while on the set of Law & Order: SVU. In 2017, Stamos proposed to McHugh at Disneyland and they married in 2018. The couple then welcomed their first child that same year.
Stamos says the memoir is a reminder of how to accept the past, no matter how difficult it is.
“If I hadn’t gone through all those things, all the headaches, I wouldn’t be who I am today,” he adds.
“If You Had Told Me” is released on October 24.