It seems like the majority of Hollywood marriages end in divorce nowadays, but this is far from the case for Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, Valeri Bure. The two have had a steady, successful marriage for 22 years now, and their commitment to each other is stronger than ever. But what’s the secret to their longtime love? According to Candace, it’s their Catholic faith.
“The reality is the glue for us is Jesus,” she revealed to People in a new interview. “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.”
The mom-of-three also admitted that spending some time with her husband away from their kids helps them keep their spark alive. “I just came back from Switzerland two days ago with my husband,” she continued at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in LA on Saturday, March 24. “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 LA, 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.”
Throughout the years, Candace and Valeri have created a strong marriage together, and they’re both on the same page when it comes to raising 19-year-old Natasha, 18-year-old Lev, and 16-year-old Maksim. “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.
She continued, “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.” So sweet!