How Old Is Candace Cameron Bure? The ‘Full House’ Star Recently Celebrated a Birthday

Happy belated birthday to Candace Cameron Bure! The Full House alum recently celebrated a birthday, and she had a special message for her birthday twin and Hallmark co-star Marilu Henner.

Bure’s birthday is April 6, the same as Henner’s. Both actresses star in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, with Bure playing the title character and Henner portraying her mom Aida.

On Instagram, Bure called her co-star and friend her “birthday twin” who she is “blessed to know and work with” and wished her “a BIG happy birthday.”

“You are one of a kind and SO very special to me,” Bure wrote. “And happy birthday to all the other April 6th babies out there!” she added.

Candace Cameron Bure is 43 years old

Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Bure is 43 years old. She was born on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, California. Her big brother is Kirk Cameron, and by the time she was kindergarten age, she had followed her older sibling into acting.

She landed her first job at age 5, when she appeared in several national commercials. Before long, she had earned small parts in shows like St. Elsewhere, T.J. Hooker, and Punky Brewster. At age 11, she debuted in her breakout role as D.J. Tanner on Full House.

Full House aired for eight seasons, which meant that Bure basically grew up on TV. She even met her husband, pro hockey player Valeri Bure, because of the show. While working on Full House, her co-star Dave Coulier played in a charity hockey game, and Bure attended. Coulier introduced the hockey player and the actress, and before long, the pair were dating.

She’s been married for more than 20 years

Bure is still in her early 40s, but she’s been married for over two decades. She and her hockey player sweetheart got hitched in 1996, when she was 20 years old. The couple now have three children, a daughter named Natasha who was born in 1998, a son named Lev born in 2000, and a second son named Maksim who was born in 2002.

On the couple’s wedding anniversary in 2018, Bure shared sweet tribute to her husband on Instagram.

“I love you even more today than I did on our wedding day simply because I KNOW you, 24 years in the making,” she wrote. “We’ve refined each other which only happens through sifting out the ugly to get to the beautiful … I’m looking forward to many more wrinkles and gray hair together.”

She took a break from acting to raise her kids

After Full House ended and she became a mom, Bure decided to take a break from acting. Aside from a couple of small parts, she wasn’t seen on screen between 1997 and 2007. While she doesn’t regret giving up acting for a time to be a stay-at-home mom, she’s admitted she struggled with the transition.

Staying home “was something I decided I wanted to do very early on,” she told Parenting. “There was no way my husband could be on the road playing professional hockey and I could be traveling or working in another city with children.”

“With that being said, it was a difficult to transition because I’d been working my entire life, literally,” the actress added. “I’d say it definitely took a few years for me to surrender to motherhood and really enjoy all of its blessings.”

During her away from Hollywood, Bure struggled with bulimia.

“I kind of lost my identity in a sense and what happened was I turned to food for comfort when my husband was traveling and when I was alone,” she told ET. “I had a very unhealthy relationship with food that turned into bulimia.”

Fortunately, she eventually realized she had a problem and sought help. Now, she’s focused on making sure her kids are learning the right lessons about eating and health.

“The most important thing for me to teach my children is about health and fitness,” Bure said. “It’s about taking care of your body and eating foods that are good for you and getting the right exercise that you need… It’s just about living a healthy life for longevity and a healthy heart.”