Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber both have full houses of their own now—but they still cherish the one that brought them together back in the 1990s. Us Weekly caught up with the former costars at Bure's home in L.A.'s Pacific Palisades, where they opened up about their enduring bond, stay-at-home motherhood, and what their kids think of their long-ago ABC sitcom, Full House.
"I think we value friendships. And it's true: I can't look at any other show and see the casts that are still hanging out and are as tight as we are," Bure, 38, told Us. Of Barber, also 38, she added, "I think being moms really brought us closer together."
The Dancing With the Stars alum, who played D.J. Tanner through the entire eight-season run of Full House, has three kids now with husband Valeri Bure: daughter Natasha, 16, and sons Lev, 14, and Maksim, 12. Barber, who played D.J.'s best friend Kimmy Gibbler, is mom to son Tate, 10, and Felicity, 7, with husband Jeremy Rytky.
"My kids are...at the height of Full House fandom," she told Us. "My daughter was so excited to come here today and to meet Candace. And I'm like, 'You've already met Candace!' But this is the first time she's seen Candace since she became a fan of the show."
Bure's kids have a certain fondness for the sitcom, too. When her youngest, Maks, first started middle school, he had a hard time making friends. "And then one day he came in the car and I said, 'How was your day today?'" she recalled. "And he was like, 'It was great...Everybody found out you're my mom, and you were D.J. on Full House, and now everybody wants to be my friend!'"
Watch the video above to see Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber with their kids, and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly for more on their long-lasting friendship!