Celebrity Parents John Stamos Says He 'Never Could Have Been a Father' Before Getting Sober John Stamos and his wife, Caitlin McHugh, welcomed son Billy in April 2018 By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 16, 2021 07:42 PM Share Tweet Pin Email John Stamos is loving being a dad to 3-year-old son Billy, and shared in a recent interview that his sobriety helped him get to a place where he was ready for fatherhood. "I know who I am certainly by 57 now," Stamos said on Wednesday's episode of E! News' Daily Pop. "It's been close to six years in June that I sobered up," the proud father continued. "I never could have been a father during some of the more — some of it was really fun and some of it got to be very unhealthy." Stamos was charged with a DUI in June 2015, and checked himself into rehab for a 30-day substance abuse program afterward. The actor married Caitlin McHugh in February 2018, and the couple welcomed Billy that April. John Stamos Gets Emotional Thinking Back to 'Beautiful' Moment Son Billy, 3, Joined Him on Stage John Stamos Instagram "Being a parent is about sacrifice. You don't get rewarded for it," Stamos said Wednesday. "You don't get a trophy or a ring, but what you do get is, you get a child who is more loving, more kind and a smarter version of you, and I think that's really special." Stamos recently gushed about a sweet moment with Billy, when the toddler joined him onstage during a performance with the Beach Boys in San Diego. John Stamos, son Billy. John Stamos/Instagram "I had this beautiful moment last week at Petco's stadium, where he sat on my lap during 'God Only Knows' and it was like a moment that I never thought I would ever have," Stamos told Entertainment Tonight earlier this month. "You know, it was nice." The Fuller House star previously told PEOPLE that fatherhood is "better than I imagined. I wanted kids my whole life. And I'm just so grateful." Stamos appears to have passed the acting bug down to the next generation. "We've been watching [comedian] Bill Irwin to learn how to pantomime and tip hats," he told PEOPLE in April. "Everything's a bit to him," he added of Billy. "He's the most charming kid!"