Candace Cameron Bure on COVID Challenges: ‘When You Come Out of the Valley, It Is Like, Hallelujah’
By Movieguide® Staff
Actress Candace Cameron Bure is candid about her family and her faith. Like many families during the pandemic, the former FULL HOUSE star said that the time inside offered new challenges that they had to navigate together.
“My biggest parenting concerns, because I have older children, [is that] they’re at that pivotal stage in their life, graduating high school [and] starting college,” Bure told Yahoo. “And these are big career moments and adjustments in their lives. And Plan A is like, out the window. And so it’s really challenging as a parent of young adults to help them navigate their new lives because these are transitional years for them.”
The 44-year-old actress revealed that the extra time with her kids and her husband, Valeri Bure, added pressure for her to serve her family.
“It’s taken a lot of self-reflection to realize that your kids are always watching…[the pandemic] has really put the spotlight on my own faults,” Bure said.
Despite her 25-year marriage with Valeri, Bure noted that the pandemic tested their relationship.
“It got really hairy after the first few months, like bad,” Bure confessed. “All the things that we have avoided for years talking about, they all surfaced and they were in our face and it was unavoidable to actually have these discussions with one another and work through the real deal crap.”
Bure added: “My children were the biggest influence in helping my husband and me work through it. And since then, the relationship has grown even closer and tighter. There’s always hills and valleys, no matter what. But when you come out of the valley, it is like, hallelujah. You feel like you can accomplish anything. And that’s what this pandemic felt like.”
The quarantine also afforded the family some precious time together.
“We cooked almost every meal at home during the pandemic,” she added. “We kind of went through the pages of a cookbook and cooked something new every day. And that was really fun, and fun to do together as a family. And then also playing board games and cards. They’ll go down as some of the best and most fun memories with my family.”