OMG. I cannot believe it’s almost here: after some twenty years, ‘Full House’ is going to come back on the air in a Netflix reboot called ‘Fuller House.’ How crazy great is that? We’ve got our first look after the break!
Full House actress Jodi Sweetin opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop and talked about how she was “able to turn everything around,” and how motherhood has transformed her into “a better person and happier inside.”
CBS: How is baby Beatrix?
JS: “She is fantastic! She’s 14-months-old now and she is walking – not well! She’s still a bit wobbly. But she’s working on it and makes her way about half-way across the living room now before she plops down.”
CBS: And tell us about Zoie.
JS: “She’s 3 1/2 and started preschool this September and she’s just loving it! We just went to her Halloween party and saw all the costumes and went to the parade and all that fun stuff they do in preschool now. It’s so adorable! She’s getting big now — she’s actually tall for her age. It’s just so fun to watch them grow up.”
CBS: Do the girls get along well?
JS: “They do. I was an only child, so it’s interesting to watch the dynamic of, ‘Mine,’ and, ‘Give me that.’ If the baby is playing with something, it suddenly becomes 10 times more interesting to Zoie and she has to have it. The baby is too little so when Zoie takes it, Beatirix just goes, ‘Okay whatever.’ But I can just see that soon enough Beatrix is going to want it back, and there’s going to be an argument, and it’s going to be, ‘Mom…’ But for the most part, they get along pretty well.”
CBS: Sounds like you’re a busy mama!
JS: “Oh, yes! That’s for sure. I volunteer at Zoie’s preschool too, so I’m pretty busy doing that. And now I’m back to work and I’m going to school as well. Things are busy, but really good.
I’m getting my certificate to become an alcohol and drug counselor. I thought that after everything that I’ve been through, I’d like to turn it into something positive. At this point, I’m not really sure if I’ll do with my certificate. I could work at different facilities, I could use it in my public speaking. There’s a lot of things that it could open doors for me if I decided to really focus on that and really get into it. It’s just one of those things that I just thought, ‘I’ve been through so much,’ and I thought that it would be a positive thing to make out of everything and hopefully be able to help some people as well.
I’m also shooting a new web series, and I’m also still auditioning because I still want to act too.”
CBS: Has motherhood helped you transform your life?
JS: “I went through some tough stuff and now I’m centered on mommy life. I was able to turn everything around. It’s been a really positive experience for me now. Motherhood changed my priorities. And you grow up a lot when you have kids — hopefully! For me, it was a huge motivator for me. I found myself becoming a different person; a better person and happier inside. I became happier with the simple things in life and I think that’s a direct result of being a mom and all the growth that has happened since then. For me, motherhood really helped change everything in my life, in a wonderful way.”
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Jodie Sweetin has a few skeletons in the closet that she won’t be revealing anytime soon to her children.
The former Full House actress struggled with alcohol and meth addiction on and off for more than a decade — instead she wants to focus on the future and let her two daughters, Zoie (3), and Beatrix (8) months, know her for the person she is today.
“[My struggles are] pretty much in the past,” Sweetin told People magazine.
“Hopefully, it’ll never be anything my kids have to be a part of. I wish I hadn’t gone through that, but I did.”
However, if the girls pull up an old tabloid of Jodie’s dirty past, Jodie says that’s when she will sit down and talk about.
“I’ve been really open about what I’ve gone through in general, so if they ask me about it, I’ll be open with them, too,” she says “I don’t think there’s any reason to hide it. It’s nothing I’m ashamed of. But just like with various people my own age, I’m not just going to go out of my way to talk about it with my kids.
“My life is so good that I’m not missing out on anything.
“I finally got to a point in my life where I go to bed at, like, 10:30. To me, a nice night at home is watching American Idol, reading a book and sleeping. Now, I don’t think anything in the world could be better than what I have.
“I think I’m done having kids. If I had more, it would be in a few years from now, but I think I’m good.”
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“She definitely looks like me,” Sweetin said of Beatrix.
“She came out with blonde, fuzzy hair, and when I look at my own baby pictures it’s like she is me!”
Jodie already has a 2-year-old daughter, Zoie, with ex-husband Cody Herpi and explained the first time Zoie met Beatrix.
“The first time Zoie met Bea, she looked at her and went, ‘Beatwix? She was in mommy’s belly?’ We said, ‘Yes,’ and then it was, ‘Look at my Thomas the Train balloon!’” Jodie recalled
“She’s been really sweet with her, but it’s also like, ‘Okay, a baby. What’s in this for me?’”
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Jodie Sweetin, Tia Carrere, and Natasha Alam all enjoyed a night out this week as they attended the “Evening of modern mommy pampering” put on by Adiri Ultimate Nurser. They all took some time to pose on the “green” carpet before heading in to the event, which was held at Falcon in Hollywood.
Fans of “True Blood” might recognize Natasha – she’s been playing a dancer at Eric’s nightclub Fangtasia this season. She’s also had roles in several movies: “The Women” and “Shadow Puppets”. She brought along her adorable little girl to the event.
Jodie looks fantastic – she just gave birth to her second child less than a month ago!
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