‘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?”

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  • Summer

    Someone in Hollywood who hasn’t been brainwashed fby the feel-good generation. What a refreshing change.

  • Shanelle

    It sounds like someone is in an abusive relationship. She probably tried to assert an opinion once before only to have it cause a stir because her husband disagreed. I thought women have moved on beyond this. In a true, and healthy relationship, both partners are PARTNERS. It’s not a slave relationship where one dominates….

  • Justine Vaughn

    Wow so a women who cleans and cooks for her husband is in an abusive relationship? How is that being a slave? Some women actually like doing that stuff for their husbands, or some women get the luxury of not having to go to work daily, and have the time to do that. If the husband is gone a lot or works and isn’t able to do quite as much house work than sometimes that’s how they get those roles in their marriage. I love how people jump to the worst conclusions. *Eye rolls*….

  • Milan

    Please, it is working for her, let it be. She is not being abused because she chooses to have a different role than her husband. If you noticed she said they were equal in importance just different in function. Sounds like a good working partnership to me. And seventeen years together, good job.

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