Notorious bachelor and TV heartthrob John Stamos has been married and divorced once. He’s taken a long time to get settled again after his first divorce and only recently fulfilled his long-held wish to become a father and get married again. He finally seems settled.
Divorce finalized in 2005
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John Stamos is 54 years old and barely looks it. He’s still and always has been one of TV’s biggest heartthrobs. Yet on the relationship side of things he hasn’t fared too well.
Of course, he has dated multiple eligible ladies and he was married for 7 years to model Rebecca Romijn. But since his divorce from her, there hasn’t been a steady woman in his life.
Did Rebecca break his heart beyond repair? Hardly.
John has spoken about his marriage on multiple occasions and has never blamed his ex-wife for the failure of their marriage or his seeming inability to find love again. In fact, he only speaks well of his wife of about seven years.
John and Rebecca
The two first met in 1994 and started dating in 1996. Their wedding was in 1998 and John said at some point that he had had ten years with her, something he apparently doesn’t regret. But they weren’t meant to be together forever. He wasn’t even sure if they should have married to begin with because they ultimately didn’t work out.
The marriage was over long before it became public knowledge, though he didn’t want to talk about it at first and even accompanied Rebecca to the X-Men premiere when they were already living separate lives.
What led to the divorce?
Much has been said about the reasons for their split. Among other things, her rising star and his stagnating career were blamed for the rift.
It was also speculated that John had wanted children and Rebecca wasn’t ready. He is ten years her senior and after the divorce, he did say that he hopes to have children because he wouldn’t consider any of his accomplishments worthwhile if he never had children.
When the divorce was announced, it was said that John had filed for it and that the divorce was not only amicable and mutual, but that no third party or any outside reason was responsible. John later said that it was no single event that led to the split. It happened gradually and seemingly inevitably.
But he was heartbroken over the split. He has said as much, and it apparently got him in a spot of trouble later on, because he let his guard down, which resulted in him being blackmailed on apparently unfounded grounds.
Rebecca gets married while John enjoys the bachelor life
Rebecca is now famously married to Jerry O’Connell with whom she has twin daughters. She married him in 2007. And the two are still going strong.
But John continued as a pretty steadfast bachelor. Of course, he dated. Of course, he had been linked to multiple women. But there wasn’t much in the long-term department, let alone a candidate to have a family with or get married to again. He focussed on his career instead, appearing just about everywhere for a while.
Until 2016, when he met actress Caitlin McHugh.
Getting married again and finally becoming a father
In October 2017 the pair announced their engagement. John had gone all out on his Disneyland proposal, inspired by various Disney and Pixar movies.
In December then, they announced that they were expecting their first child and, just in time, they were married in February 2018. The pair married in a small ceremony with only about 50 guests and without any bells or whistles.
Apparently, it was Caitlin who suggested the two should start with having children, calling him ‘old’, even though he barely looks 10 years older than her, and she’s only 31, making her 23 years young than him.
In April 2018, son Billy (named after John’s father) was born, making John finally a father himself. He said he’s been practising for a long time and since he’s expressed his wish to have a child for many years, it is about time. Given that Caitlin is so much younger than him, it does seem likely that the two will expand their family in the future. And they will live happily ever after, at least if you ask John.