Jerry O'Connell Told His Full House-Loving Kids That Their Mom Used to Be Married to Uncle Jesse
Appearing on Wednesday as a guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Jerry O’Connell shared the story of how he had to tell his daughters that their mother was once married to Uncle Jesse from Full House.
The show’s other guest was Full House star Lori Loughlin, and host Andy Cohen couldn’t resist bringing up his guests’ shared connection with John Stamos: Loughlin’s character was married to Stamos’ on the show, and in real life, O’Connell’s wife Rebecca Romijn was previously married to Stamos.
O’Connell began explaining that his 6-year-old twin girls, Dolly and Charlie, are fans of the show. “Full House is on a continual loop,” he said. “Because they expressed, like, real feelings for the character of Uncle Jesse, I said, ‘You know girls, I gotta tell you something. This is gonna be crazy.’ You know, I showed them photos on the Internet of [Stamos and Romijn’s] wedding. And you were there,” he said to Loughlin.
“And it was a beautiful ceremony. And my kids really want to know why Mom isn’t still with him,” O’Connell continued. ” ‘That was a mistake, Mom.’ ”
The episode featured quite a bit of Full House. (Uncle Jesse easily beat Danny and Joey in a “Who Would You Rather?” poll, winning 93 percent of the vote.) Loughlin declined to tell Cohen which of the Olsen twins was the better actor, sharing only this: “One of them cried the first season. I think it was Mary-Kate. They never really used her, so I think it was Ashley that did most of the filming.”
When asked which cast member would demand the most money to return for Fuller House, she joked that it would be Comet the dog. And when she refused to name a single un-sexy thing about Stamos, Cohen joked “I bet Jerry can!” to which O’Connell gave a blushing double thumbs-up.