Lori Loughlin and Husband Mossimo Giannulli Have Celebrated the Wrong Wedding Anniversary Date for 20 Years

Actress Lori Loughlin and fiance, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli at DETAILS magazine party. (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Have mercy. Actress Lori Loughlin revealed this week that she’s been celebrating the wrong wedding anniversary date with husband Mossimo Giannulli—for 20 years.

The Full House star, 53, shared on Thursday, February 22, that initially, she and her husband, a fashion executive, were so excited to mark their first year of marriage that they unknowingly pushed the occasion up by two days. Loughlin only found out recently that it was wrong while dining with a fellow Full House star.

“I was having dinner with Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner, and you know, Marilu has that incredible memory,” she explained to Entertainment Tonight. [Indeed, Henner is known for possessing a rare talent known as H-SAM or Highly Superior Auto-Biographical Memory.] “Somehow, we started talking about my elopement and I said, ‘Yeah, we got up on Thanksgiving morning’ …We had Moss’ [Mossimo’s] best friend and a minister meet us, and we got married at sunrise and then we went to Thanksgiving dinner and we told everybody.”

Henner, however, took up issue with the timeline. “Marilu happened to say, ‘Oh, what is your wedding date?’ And I said, ‘It’s Nov. 25, 1997,’ and she goes, ‘No no, Nov. 25 was a Tuesday. Nov. 27, 1997 that was Thanksgiving,’” Loughlin recalled. “…She was right!”

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Loughlin, of course, broke the news to the fashion entrepreneur. “So I called my husband, and I ‘m like, ‘Oh my goodness, we have been celebrating two days early!'” she laughed. “So it’s actually Nov. 27, 1997… I think we’re going to make [our anniversary] a three-day festival now.”

The couple marked their 20th wedding anniversary last November. “Moss and I had both been married before, so we thought, ‘Well, it didn’t really work out well for us the first time around, so maybe we’ll elope and see how it goes and tell people,'” she recalled of her own nuptials to ET. “We had talked about doing a wedding and we just thought, ‘Let’s get up and let’s go do it.'”

With two decades of marriage, the two remain head over heels in love. “He’s my guy, he’s my person,” she concluded. “It’s communicating, it’s listening, it’s picking and choosing your battles. It’s being flexible, it’s all of that.”

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Esther Lee
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