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'Sex is important': Candace Cameron Bure says she and husband love each other ‘physically’ and ‘spiritually’ even after 26 years

Candace Cameron and Valeri Bure married in 1996 and have three children
UPDATED SEP 30, 2022
Candace Cameron Bure reveals what makes her 26-year-long marriage to Valeri Bure tick (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)
Candace Cameron Bure reveals what makes her 26-year-long marriage to Valeri Bure tick (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Candace Cameron Bure has revealed she and her husband still "love each other physically, spiritually and mentally," even after 26 years of their marriage.

The 'Full House' alum, 46, talked about her healthy sex life on Tuesday's episode of Mayim Bialik's 'Breakdown' podcast. "I'm a happier person and my husband's a happier person when we've had sex," she told the host. Bure added that she and her husband, former hockey player Valeri Bure, "don't have a schedule" for intimacy but "make time for each other [and] still love each other physically."


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The ‘She Cried No’ star noted that laughter is a major turn-on for her and the pair stayed happy when they had sex. "Laughter is one of my love languages," she answered Bialik when she questioned her where she finds intimacy standing in her marriage life. "I grew up with comedians on the show ['Full House']. I’ve been around laughter my whole life. My dad’s a very funny man. Like, I love it. So, I need to have laughter in my life and that does come with playfulness with my husband so when he can make me laugh – like, it’s the best."


Further in the conversation, Bure added that her husband is the complete opposite of her but nothing attracts her more towards him than his art of making her laugh. She said Valeri is more "reserved" and "serious about life" possible because of his upbringing in Russia but he knows how to make her laugh.


She stated that in some cases sex and intimacy can become stale in marriage life but gratefully she and her husband believe "sex is a gift from God to be within the constraints of marriage and that it is to be celebrated and a huge part of marriage." "Sex obviously is important," she said, adding that it is a "blessing being married and committed to someone".

The actress said, "It’s an important part of the relationship that we make time for one another, that we still love each other both physically, you know, spiritually, mentally, all of the things. It all comes hand in hand."


However, this playful and romantic marriage life of the actress has not been spared public scrutiny. Back in September 2020, the actress was criticized by many members of the Christian community for posting a playful picture on her social media in which her husband was seen touching her breasts. But despite the ugly backlash, Bure has kept talking about the importance of intimacy in marriage life.


For the unversed, Cameron and Valeri married in 1996 just a few days after her renowned show 'Full House' saw its end after a long eight-season run. The couple is proud parents of three children - Natasha, 24, Lev, 22, and Maksim, 20.