Full House's Uncle Jesse is finally going to be a father in real life, and his television wife Lori Loughlin thinks he's up for the task. Per People, during an interview with Megyn Kelly Today, Loughlin commented that John Stamos will "be a wonderful dad". As anybody who watched Stamos and Loughlin raise fictional children on Full House and Fuller House can attest to, this seems like a no brainer.
Loughlin, who says she has remained "very good friends" with Stamos, revealed that she approves of his wife, too. She told Kelly, "[Caitlin McHugh] is a wonderful girl. She is really good for him and I am very happy for him.”
Stamos is expecting his first child with McHugh, a model and actor. According to People, the lovebirds have been together for the past two years, but they only tied the knot earlier this month. Previous to his relationship with McHugh, 31, Stamos, 54, believed that he wouldn't have the chance to be a father. Despite admitting that he "always wanted to be a dad" he told PeopleTV's Jess Cagle that he was would tell people who asked him about his plans for future children, "That ship has sailed."
Stamos explained that it was McHugh who convinced him to change his mind. "We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely," Stamos told Cagle. "So we said, 'Oh, well, maybe we should have a family."
The fact that Stamos wanted to be a dad seems pretty obvious to people who grew up watching him care for children on television. On Full House, his character, Jesse Katsopolis was the warm, fun uncle to the three young Tanner sisters, DJ (Candace Cameron Burr), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen). After he and Lori Laughlin's character Rebecca Donaldson (later known as Aunt Becky) got together, their family on the show grew to include twin boys, Nicky and Alex.
In the sitcom's Netflix reboot, Fuller House, the fictional couple decided to add yet another baby to the mix. Though the twins are already adults, the couple decided to adopt a baby, Pamela. It's the kind of sweet, baby-loving move you'd expect from Jesse and Becky.
Stamos claimed that he would use his experience from Full House and his canceled Fox sitcom Grandfathered to influence his fatherhood style, which he labels as "fun dad." In the same interview with People, he said, "I’ve done every shtick you can do with a baby on TV."
And he's not wrong. Looking at all the evidence of John Stamos being a Dad on television, it's easy to imagine him taking on the duties in real life.
He always knew how to cheer up a toddler when she was feeling down.
He knows the best way to catch a nap when you're an exhausted parent.
He knows how to share his feelings.
He's sympathetic to the plight of pregnant women.
He's got some good dad dance moves.
Like really embarrassing dad dance moves.
He knows how to combine his interests (in this case rock n' roll) with the child's (ballet).
And just share his passions in general.
He's even good at pretending baby food tastes okay.
Babies can't seem to get enough of him, really.
Stamos and McHugh aren't revealing yet the sex of their baby, but whether they're having a boy or girl, you can bet that Uncle Jesse will be up for the challenge. It can be fully expected that Stamos will be singing Elvis songs as lullabies, making adorable tots laugh with his dance moves, and giving some great hugs in no time.