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Candace Cameron Bure Says Faith and Alone Time Are the Secrets to Her 22-Year Marriage

candace cameron bure valeri Ice hockey player Valeri Bure (L) and actress Candace Cameron-Bure attend the Capitol File's WHCD Welcome Reception at British Ambassador's Residence on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)

Is it the milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV? For Candace Cameron Bure and husband Valeri Bure, the secret to their 22-year marriage is none of the above.

The Full House actress opened up to People about being married to the former NHL player since 1996, and their full house of three teenage kids, including daughter Natasha and sons Lev and Maksim. For the couple, one secret is as simple as spending quality alone time together.

“I just came back from Switzerland two days ago with my husband,” Bure 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.”

Bure posted a photo from their getaway with her husband. “Where in the world are Candace and Val?” she captioned the pic alongside her “hint.”

Where in the world are Candace and Val? Hint:

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There is, however, a foundation that’s greater than vacation for the couple. “The reality is the glue for us is Jesus,” Bure continued. “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 ‘90s sitcom star and the former athlete are both Christian and oftentimes speak out about their faith. The two married in 1996 after Full House finished airing, and they now own and operate a winery together in Southern California.

20 years. Happy Anniversary to us. #anniversary #happyanniversary

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Bure has been rather vocal about additional marriage secrets, especially within there 2014 book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose. In it, she wrote: “My husband is a natural-born leader. I quickly learned that I had to find a way of honoring his take-charge personality and not get frustrated about his desire to have the final decision on just about everything. I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.