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Candace Cameron Bure: I Love Being The Heart Of My Family

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Former child star Candace Cameron Bure ("Full House") caused quite the controvery when she wrote in her new book that she takes a "submissive role" to her hockey-player husband Valeri Bure.  And she's been elaborating ever since.

First off, here's the controversial passage from "Balance It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose":  "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."

She explains now what she meant: "The definition I'm using with the word 'submissive' is the biblical definition of that. So, it is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control. It is bridled strength.  It doesn't mean I don't voice my opinion or have an opinion. I absolutely do."

Candace joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Candace Cameron Bure: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress, producer, and author. She is best known as a child actor, playing D.J. Tanner on the television series Full House from ages 10 to 18. She is the sister of actor Kirk Cameron.

2) Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk, Candace decided to pursue acting. She started in the entertainment business by appearing in a number of television commercials. Soon after, she guest starred roles on shows such as St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who's the Boss?. (Among the roles for which she auditioned was the lead on Small Wonder which ultimately went to Tiffany Brissette.) In a 1985 episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster, Cameron portrayed a girl named Jennifer who had been kidnapped by her father. In 1987, she had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful.

3) She began the most prominent role of her career in 1987 on the ensemble sitcom Full House, as Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner, the oldest daughter. The long-running series ended in 1995, and she was a member of the cast during its entire run.

4) While Cameron was on Full House, she was also featured in made-for-TV movies. She starred as an abused teenager in No One Would Tell followed by She Cried No as a date raped teenager and NightScream, a mystery. Cameron guest starred in the failed TV pilot Real Mature and in an episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy as "Candace the Science Gal". She also appeared in the Tom Hanks and Sally Field feature film Punchline.

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