In his memoir, “If You Would Have Told Me,” John Stamos candidly delves into the intricacies of his romantic history, including his first marriage to actor Rebecca Romijn, which spanned from 1998 to 2005. The book not only touches on their relationship but also sheds light on several noteworthy moments from Stamos’ dating life. These range from near encounters with his “Full House” co-star Lori Loughlin to his ex-girlfriend Teri Copley’s reported involvement with actor Tony Danza. Stamos paints a vivid picture of his personal journey, offering readers a wealth of eye-opening anecdotes.
Within the narrative, Stamos recounts a pivotal moment involving Romijn’s influence on his career. In 2003, he was presented with a role in “Nip Tuck,” but after Romijn expressed reservations about how it portrayed women, Stamos ultimately decided to turn it down. This decision, however, led him to second-guess his instincts and become less inclined to take risks, ultimately impacting his career and marriage.
Regarding their divorce, Stamos suggests that the discrepancy in their respective career trajectories played a significant role. While Stamos was a prominent figure in the beloved show “Full House,” Romijn had transitioned from modeling to becoming a recognized movie star, achieving a higher level of fame. Stamos acknowledges that this dynamic may have contributed to the dissolution of their marriage, stating that it was a perception held by many. He reflects on this aspect with a mixture of understanding and a touch of humility.
Despite Stamos’ reflections, Rebecca Romijn has taken a dignified approach to these revelations. Her husband, Jerry O’Connell, mentioned that they were taken by surprise by Stamos’ disclosures. However, he chose not to delve deeper into the matter, leaving it to Romijn to address if she chose to. Throughout the years, Romijn and Stamos have maintained a cordial relationship, and it is hoped that the memoir won’t disrupt this harmony.
In retrospect, Stamos seeks to clarify that the headlines suggesting animosity towards Romijn do not capture the full scope of his feelings. He admits that while he may have harbored some negative emotions after their split, he ultimately came to realize that their divorce was a shared responsibility. This nuanced perspective offers a more balanced view of their relationship and its eventual end.