Jodie Sweetin Dishes on Her Emotional Backstage Reunion with Candace Cameron Bure at 'Dancing with the Stars' : 'We Held Each Other and Bawled'

Sweetin told PEOPLE that, after Sweetin's elimination, her Fuller House costar "was crying more than my mom!"

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Before Jodie Sweetin could even process that she and partner Keo Motsepe had been eliminated on week 8 of Dancing with the Stars there were already tears running down the cheeks of her Fuller House costar Candace Cameron Bure.

“She was crying more than my mom! She was, like, super ugly cry,” Sweetin told PEOPLE after the show.

Things were much more upbeat for the sitcom siblings earlier in the evening when Sweetin, 34, received straight 10s from the judges after dancing what Bruno Tonioli deemed “the most euphoric jive ever!”

Sweetin shared that Cameron Bure “was so excited for me tonight. It was the first time she got to come because she’s been in New York, and she was so proud to see me get those 10s.”

Sweetin also described just how tight her bond is with Cameron Bure, 40, who placed third in season 18 of DWTS: “Candace is like my sister. She really, really is my sister.”

That bond was evident in both of their emotions once they reunited after the show that this shared experience has brought them even closer. “We held each other and just bawled for about 30 seconds. We’re very close, and she has supported me throughout this journey and been such a huge cheerleader for me,” Sweetin shared.

She added, “I couldn’t ask for a better family.”

Luckily for the decades-long friends, they’ll have the opportunity to rehash Jodie’s impressive run on the show and swap DWTS stories this week when production begins for the second season of Fuller House.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC, and Fuller House season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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