‘Faith is so the core’: Candace Cameron Bure reflects on ‘difficult year’


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Candace Cameron-Bure is shown arriving at the Teen Choice Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

‘Faith is so the core’: Candace Cameron Bure reflects on ‘difficult year’

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Actress Candace Cameron Bure said she is grateful for her family, friends, and faith in God as she reflects on a “difficult year.”

The Full House and former Hallmark Christmas movie star reflected on 2022, saying she experienced “a lot of loss this year.”

“I’ve had a very difficult year on a personal level, which has really shown me who my true friends are,” Bure told Fox News, detailing the impact of the unexpected death of her TV father, Bob Saget; a fire in her office; and health concerns hitting those closest to her. “It felt like a lot of loss this year. When you have those friends that are there and show up, I’m grateful. I’m so grateful to my friends, my true friends, and my family, of course.”


“Just seeing what so many of us and our loved ones have gone through over the last three years … I’m so, so grateful for my health and my family’s health,” Bure added. “And I am grateful for true friendship.”

Bure has faced criticism for her Christian faith and stance on marriage following her departure from Hallmark in April as the network began embracing pro-LGBT narratives. Since joining Great American Family, an upstart cable channel hoping to produce a wholesome alternative to holiday entertainment, she has been blasted for saying she expects that “Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”

“My faith is so the core and foundation of who I am that sometimes I don’t verbally acknowledge it because it’s just my assumption,” she said. “It’s like, well, ‘If you get Candace, you get faith.’ It’s one and the same. It is with me all the time. It is in all that I do.”

Bure has also pushed back against the criticism in an Instagram post, saying, “It breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend or hurt anyone.”

“I’ve never been interested in proselytizing through my storytelling, but in celebrating God’s greatness in our lives through the stories I tell. The God we serve is a wildly creative and loving God. He didn’t just capture a small part of my heart, He has captured all of my heart. He will be reflected in everything I do and say; in my family, my work and my interactions with people from all walks of life, God’s love and God’s compassion is front and center,” Bure wrote.

The actress noted that “we need Christmas more than ever.”

In looking ahead to the holiday that her movie career has become centered on, Bure said she enjoys waking up early with her family to serve breakfast at a local homeless shelter.

“We bring all the food, and then we cook, and we sit down and eat, talk, and share stories with about 50 to 60 people that live at this specific shelter that we always team up,” Bure said.

She then said her family would open presents before heading to her brother Kirk Cameron’s house for Christmas dinner.


Bure added that she remains especially grateful for her husband, Valeri Bure, and their 26 years of marriage.

“He makes me laugh … that’s the best quality. Someone that still makes you laugh and smile that you want to be around,” Bure said of her husband. “He’s a strong voice in my life that’s so supportive of our family. He’s a really good leader. He’s beautiful and gentle and strong, and I just so appreciate the man that he is.”

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