Whether she’s starring in another Hallmark movie or playing DJ Tanner (again!) in Netflix’s Fuller House reboot, Candace Cameron Bure’s Hollywood career is as steady as they come. But when it comes to her personal life, the 45-year-old actress has just revealed that changing things up with a few surprises are the keys to her happy—and still hot!—24-year marriage to former hockey player Valeri Bure.
“You have to keep it spicy and I love that. My husband and I do,” Cameron Bure said on Tuesday’s episode of Daily Blast Live. “You’ve got to keep it up [because] the longer you’re married, it’s so easy to take each other for granted.” She added, “That’s one of the reasons we’ll be celebrating 25 years of marriage this year.”
She likewise told Entertainment Tonight this week that, with her milestone anniversary coming up June 22, “There’s like a little pressure. I need to do something extra. My husband is usually so good and plans the anniversary, but I’m like, ‘I gotta step up my game.’”
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So, how exactly does Cameron Bure recommend stoking the fires in a long-running romance? “Just do something unexpected!” she suggested to DBL, like wearing something you haven’t worn before. Another idea? “Maybe lay in a way that you don’t normally lay or position yourself. He’ll be like, ‘Woah!’ You’ll surprise him.”
Speaking of sexy surprises, Cameron Bure’s advice might explain why the internet was more than a little shocked last year when she shared a photo on social media (shot by the couple’s 21-year-old son, Lev Bure) that showed her and her husband posing outdoors together while he playfully laid a hand on one of her breasts.
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(GSN) Actress Candace Cameron Bure said she will not apologize for posting a photo showing her husband groping her. The outspoken Christian shared the photo on her Instagram story over the weekend. In it, her husband, Valeri, is resting his hand on his wife’s breast. pic.twitter.com/bUfEJKpqsR
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The devout Christian stood up to the backlash over the pic from the religious community, doubling down on her belief that sex should be celebrated in any marriage. “Sex is the blessing of marriage and I hate when Christians are like, no, you have to pretend like you’ve never had sex and we only know that you’ve had sex three times because you’ve had three children,” she said. (The Cameron Bure clan also includes daughter Natasha Bure, who competed on Season 11 of The Voice, and younger son Maksim Bure.) “I’ve been married for 24 years. I’m a Christian, my husband’s a Christian and I’m really proud that we’ve managed to stay married for 24 years. And the fact that we have fun and we flirt together, this is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to be celebrated as a Christian.”