Dave Coulier never would have imagined that his Full House co-star Lori Loughlin would end up in jail.
That wasn’t the case, though, when Loughlin, who was involved in the college admissions scam, was sentenced to less than two months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in 2020.
With regard to the “strange turn” the actress’ life has taken since their time on the popular sitcom, Coulier, who stars in the new Pure Flix series Live+Local, reflected on it in an exclusive interview with E! News, saying that “if you would have said at the beginning of Full House, who’s the one person who’s going to end up going to jail, Lori was last on the list.”
He declared, “Lori is my finest girlfriend ever.” Through the good times and the bad, we make each other laugh hysterically.
He asserts that Loughlin is a “great human being” outside of the drama, even if he concedes that “everyone has their view” on the widely reported issue.
He claimed that there was a complex understory that few people were aware of. “We all commit errors.”
Coulier believes his relationship with the Full House family has become stronger since the passing of former cast member and close friend Bob Saget earlier this year because “we recognise how precious life is and how rapidly this clock is ticking.” The actress said that when the original ensemble rejoined for Saget’s memorial in January, it was “amazing” to reconnect with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who were the only cast members from Full House who did not appear in its follow-up Fuller House.
He remembered the Olsen twins, who attended the service together with John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin, saying, “It was as if no time had passed.” They were so caring and sweet.
Even though there was a lot of sadness, he noted, “there was also a lot of joy in being able to tie the pieces together throughout the years and not skip a beat in terms of our friendships and the love we had for one another.”
Coulier has made a complete 180-degree shift from lovable clown Joey Gladstone to self-described “curmudgeon” Tommy Murphy in his new comedy Live+Local, which is set among the employees of a local Christian radio station.
Coulier, who serves as the series’ executive producer and co-stars with Emily Pendergast, Pat Cashman, and Kendra Ann Sherrill, admitted that “Live+Local is a change for me.” “People know me from Full House and Fuller House, so I got to bring a lot more of the other side of me into this,” he said. “I grew my beard out for the show.”
It’s a very different character from what people will be accustomed to seeing me play, he continued.