Back in September, we reported that former “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure was receiving backlash for a photo that she posted of her husband, former professional hockey player Valeri Bure, playfully grabbing her breast. Now, Bure is speaking out to reflect on this mini-scandal, and on the backlash that she received.
While appearing on the “Confessions of a Crappy Christian” podcast, Bure explained that she and her husband had decided to take photos shortly after the couple had lunch with their newly-engaged son, Lev.
“At the very end of it, he had his arm draped around my shoulder, and then the very last picture he grabbed my boob,” said Bure, 44. “And I said, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so funny, can I please post this?’”
Though fans initially thought the photo was funny, Bure was stunned when she started getting hit with comments that it was “inappropriate.”
“‘Oh that’s so inappropriate that you posted that as a Christian. You should be more modest,’” she said of the hateful comments she received. “I’ve been married for 24 years. I’m a Christian, my husband’s a Christian and I’m really proud that we’ve managed to stay married for 24 years. And the fact that we have fun and we flirt together, this is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to be celebrated as a Christian.”
“Sex doesn’t stop once you get married,” Bure added. “Sex is the blessing of marriage and I hate when Christians are like, no, you have to pretend like you’ve never had sex, and we only know that you’ve had sex three times because you’ve had three children. If we are to promise ourselves for one another and preach saving yourself for marriage, then sex needs to be celebrated within marriage.”
This is similar to the initial defense Bure gave when she was first hit with the backlash.
“For all of the Christians that are questioning my post with my husband’s hand on my boob — my husband of 24 years — thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it’s my husband. We have so much fun together,” she said at the time. “He can touch me any time he wants, and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about.”