6. She Has a Famous Brother
Candace was one of four children and younger sister to Kirk Cameron, who played the starring role of Mike Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains. Kirk even made an appearance as a cousin on Candace’s hit show “Full House,” attracting the interest of crazy character “Kimmy Gibbler.” But, not only did Kirk appear on Candace’s show … Candace did the same thing, appearing on Kirk’s show Growing Pains. Have a look at the Kirk Cameron in action on Growing Pains below:
7. Candace Married a Russian NHL Hockey Player
Valeri Bure is an NHL hockey player, who captured the heart of Candace and married her in 1996. According to Wikipedia, they were introduced by Candace’s Full House co-star Dave Coulier, who played “Uncle Joey.” Coulier got them together at a charity hockey game and the rest is history. Candace describes their first moments together as this:
I thought he was cute, and apparently he thought the same—so I asked for a signed jersey, we exchanged numbers that night and the rest is history! We were married on June 22, 1996 and have 3 beautiful children- Natasha age 14, Lev age 12 and Maksim age 10. Being a wife and mother are the single most important roles in my life.
Candace married Valeri when she was 20 and moved to Montreal for his career.
8. Bulimia Was a Battle for Candace in her Twenties
Candace Cameron Bure admits that she battled bulimia during her early twenties. Candace opened up to Omg! Insider this past December 2013 about her struggles with the disease, saying that her move to Montreal after getting married was one of the causes for her eating disorder.
That really was the time of identifying with being an actress and that being my whole life, and then now being someone’s wife and moving to a new city, a new country even. I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, because clearly it wasn’t a healthy way to deal with things. So that’s really when my faith was kicked up a notch and sought comfort in my relationship with God — and not with food.
9. Christianity Became a Big Part of Her Life When She Was a Teen
Apparently, Candace converted to Christianity in her teen years and even credits her faith as the “binding force in her marriage,” according to Wikipedia. On her self-titled website, she has an entire section devoted to the story of how she became a Christian.
After reading a book my brother gave to me, now called The Way of the Master it changed my walk with God forever! It talked about the 10 commandments, and showed me my sin in it’s true light. You see, when I prayed the “sinner’s prayer” that day in church when I was 12, I asked God to forgive my sins. But I didn’t even know what my sin was. But, the law showed me my sin.
As I went through every commandment, I saw that I’d broken all of them. Then I learned that God was going to judge me by this standard, not the world’s standard. So, while I thought I was a good person compared to other people, I saw that I was a horribly bad person by God’s standard. It was then that I truly recognized and understood my sin and what Jesus did for me. I broke the Law, and Jesus paid my fine. God has changed me in ways that words can’t describe.
It’s wonderful that Candace has embraced her faith and has found a great passion for life, though some may be hesitant to devote themselves as she has. Candace writes on her site:
I urge you to surrender your whole life to Jesus, turn from your sin and trust in Him with all your heart.
10. Candace Took a Hiatus From Acting When Her Children Were Born
When Candace became a mother, she decided to step away from acting so she could focus on her family. But, in the 2000’s, she started to make her way back to the small screen, appearing on shows including That’s So Raven, Make It or Break It, and I Love the 80’s. Check out a clip from Make It or Break it in the above video.