Candace Cameron Lets Fans Know What's Kept Her Marriage Alive For 20 Years


Candace Cameron Bure’s house is full of the love that she and her husband have shared for the past two decades.

She has been married to Valeri Bure for 22 years and they are parents to three teenagers — their 19-year-old daughter Natasha and their sons Lev and Maksim who are 18 and 16.

In a recent interview with People magazine, the actress admitted that sometimes she and her husband need time with each other, away from the busy task of raising children.

“I just came back from Switzerland two days ago with my husband,” she said. “We had a little five-day vacation, so that was wonderful. We do like to travel and get away from everything here at home in L.A., and from our kids, as much as we love them. We want alone time, you know what I mean? And our kids are older too.”

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But what is the secret to the success of their over 20-year marriage? Their faith in Jesus Christ.

“The reality is the glue for us is Jesus,” she said. “It’s the Bible. You know, when there are arguments or we’re compromising and in ways, it’s always like, ‘Well, let’s just go back to the Bible.’ It’s the foundation for us. So it’s not about winning or losing. But doing this journey together.”

Bure added that it is important to have a close bond with your kids so that they open up and ask for advice.

“It’s so important to engage with your kids constantly. I talk with them nonstop from really kind of intense and deep conversations to the fluffy stuff and the day-to-day,” she said.

“But it’s important to let them know that you’re there for them no matter what. As a mom, I’m always going to have an opinion, but not in a judgmental way, if that makes sense. I’m going to give my best advice as a mother, or my husband as a father. But we want to be open enough that they don’t feel scared to be able to talk to us.”

She enjoys spending time with her children, and even attended Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards with her daughter.

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Bure concluded her interview with People by saying that teenagers now have access to all sorts of things, and it is important for her children to be comfortable confiding in their parents to help them understand the world around them.

“Just with social media and the internet, the world is such a much smaller place,” she said. “When I was 16, I had to actually travel to Spain to really understand what went on in Spain. Sure, I could read an encyclopedia or a textbook, but I didn’t have immediate access. Our children do. It’s very different.

“I think they’re exposed to so much more now than when I was a teenager. And some of that is for good, and some of that is not for the best.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
Books Written
Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
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Politics, Health, Entertainment, Faith