Candace Cameron Bure: "I Love Being the Heart of Our Household"
At Candace Cameron Bure's home, the Dancing With the Stars standout is letting her husband, ex-NHL pro Valeri Bure, take the lead when it comes to maintaining the rules of their household. In her new book, "Balancing It All," Cameron Bure talks about being a "submissive" wife, but tells Us Weekly she isn't fazed by the jokes that followed. After all, the former Full House star is just fine with letting Bure have the final say.
"People make jokes like, 'Do you have to ask your husband's permission to go shopping?' That's just ridiculous. My husband and I are absolutely equals! But he is the man and head of our household," Cameron Bure, 38, tells Us Weekly of how her family operates. "I love being the heart of our household."
That's not to say Cameron Bure doesn't weigh in on what's best for her brood. "When there are major decisions -- like where we want to live -- we may or may not agree. We talk it out, but if my husband thinks ultimately, 'Hey, this is the best and wisest thing for our family,' I trust that," explains Cameron Bure, who married her husband in 1996.
Beloved as D.J. Tanner on the '90s sitcom Full House, Cameron Bure -- who played the part from age 10-18 -- was especially anxious to focus on her family once her children Natasha, 15, Lev, 14, and Maksim, 12, were born. "I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom while my husband played hockey. I love the industry, but work is work. It can stop," says Cameron Bure, who cameod on Cybill and Boy Meets World prior to her self-imposed hiatus. "Family is forever! I give credit to my parents for teaching me to focus on that."
The busy mom tells Us she works diligently to maintain a sense of normalcy for her kids as they grow up as teenagers in L.A. "I try to keep it as normal for my kids as possible. At the same time, if there are some perks and fun events we can go to -- we do those! But we keep them at a minimum so when they come up they really appreciate and enjoy them. It's not a part of their daily life," she tells Us of letting her kids enjoy the benefits of her notoriety.
Around the house, Cameron Bure says she's not "D.J. Tanner" to her kids -- just mom. "They do [know of my Full House days], but at the end of the day, I'm their mom! I'm a big dork and I embarrass them. I'm geeky and they love me for all of it, but I'm their mom!" she explains. "Natasha loves watching Full House! She really enjoys it. My boys will watch it occasionally, but they are much more into sports and actually, they love the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! I'm like, "It's okay -- you hear my voice every day, you don't need to watch my show!'"