Candace Cameron Bure Shared A Photo On Instagram – And One Detail Had Some Fans Fuming

In September 2020 Candace Cameron Bure uploaded a photo to her Instagram account which she felt was entirely innocuous. Unfortunately for the Full House actress, many of her 4.5 million followers didn’t think the same thing. And they didn’t just disapprove of the star’s judgement, they were downright livid with it.

Some of Candace’s fans no doubt feel as though they know her in person. After all, the actress grew up in front of the nation’s eyes as the eldest of the Tanner children in Full House. The 1990s’ sitcom was incredibly popular at the time, in the States and abroad. Candace also reprised her role as DJ in the Netflix reboot Fuller House more than two decades later.

Of course, Candace has showcased her acting talents outside the Tanner household, too. She’s a regular face in those picture perfect Christmas movies that dominate the Hallmark Channel’s schedules toward the end of every year. And the star has enjoyed success on the same network with her role as Aurora Teagarden, a nosy amateur sleuth.

Candace has proven to be just as popular when she appears on screen as herself as well. The ex-child star took a seat on the panel of everyone’s favorite daytime panel show The View in 2015. She gave her two cents’ worth on the hit show for a year before leaving due to other work commitments.

Alongside her acting achievements, Candace has become quite the entrepreneur, too. She’s founded her own production company, Candy Rock Entertainment, and landed lucrative deals with numerous retail giants. The star has also given her fans the benefit of her expertise through no fewer than six best-selling inspirational books.

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Yet Candace is perhaps just as renowned for her Christian faith as her acting and business skills. She’s been appointed by The Salvation Army as an ambassador and regularly engages in charity and philanthropic work. The star has never been afraid to discuss her beliefs in the press, either, which is something many celebs see as a dangerous road to go down.

In 2020 Candace told Today, “My faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of who I am. My faith is so important to me whether in celebration or in challenges like this pandemic. I continue to stay in God’s word, the Bible, so I am comforted by truth and the hope God gives to all humanity and not allow fear to drive my emotions or decisions.”

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And Candace has always vowed to be a positive role model for those who look up to her, even when she’s busting a few moves. Yes, in 2014 the actress signed up for Dancing with the Stars. But before taking to the floor, Candace told viewers at home that she had no plans to compromise her beliefs.

Candace said, “The two most important things in my life are my faith and my family. I know that is what is going to get me through this competition. I’m not gonna be your sexy girl, I’m a mom of three kids so I want to look good and feel beautiful, but I will probably stay on the more modest end of costuming.”

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Yes, as well as being an actress, businesswoman and all-round inspiration, Candace is also a mother to three grown-up children. She first became a mom with the birth of daughter Natasha in 1998. Son Lev followed two years later while the Bure family unit was completed in 2002 with the arrival of Maksim.

And the father of Candace’s three kids is the man who accidentally caused all the Instagram fuss. The former child actress first met successful ice hockey player Valeri Bure, also known as Val, in 1994. Funnily enough, the pair were introduced to each other by one of Candace’s Full House co-stars.

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Dave Coulier, aka fun-loving Uncle Joey, had invited Candace and the rest of the Full House cast to a celebrity ice hockey charity game. Speaking to Today several years later, the actress recalled, “He pulled me over to the side and said, ‘I met this really cute Russian hockey player and I want to introduce you.’” That “really cute Russian” was, of course, Montreal Canadiens’ star Val.

In one of those strange coincidences, Val had learned how to speak English with the help of Full House. The sportsman had only just relocated to the United States at the time from his Russian homeland and had previously been a regular viewer of the sitcom. And he wasted little time in connecting with the girl he knew as DJ Tanner.

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Yes, Val and Candace ended up going out on their first date just a day after Uncle Joey’s spot of matchmaking. Within a year the pair were engaged, and in the summer of 1996 they became husband and wife. More than two decades later, Candace told the world that their married life was stronger than ever.

To celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary, Candace uploaded several throwback pics to Instagram captioned, “There really is something special about growing old together. I love you even more today than I did on our wedding day simply because I know you… We’ve refined each other which only happens through sifting out the ugly to get to the beautiful.”

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Later on that year, Candace revealed to People magazine why she believes her marriage has managed to last the distance. And perhaps unsurprisingly for such a famously committed Christian, the star’s answer related to her faith. She said, “The reality is, the glue for us is Jesus. It’s the Bible.”

Yes, as you’d expect, Val also holds strong Christian beliefs. Candace went on to add, “You know, when there are arguments or we’re compromising, it’s always like, ‘Well, let’s just go back to the Bible.’ It’s the foundation for us. So it’s not about winning or losing, but doing this journey together.” And their faith certainly didn’t prohibit the couple from having fun, even in front of a camera.

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Candace also credited her mother Barbara and father Robert for showing her a good example of married life in a 2019 interview with Us Weekly. The star said, “My parents have been such a role model for me in my own marriage. You know, you see the ups and downs.”

“I’ve seen [their marriage] through the tough times,” Candace continued. “And when you see people that are committed to each other to stick through those tough times and be willing to grow and learn and not walk away because that could be the easier choice. I mean, it’s incredibly inspirational.” Whether her parents inspired the said Instagram photo, though, is unknown.

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After gushing about her parents’ wedded bliss, Candace then turned the topic of conversation to her own. She said, “He [Val] makes me laugh a lot, which is a very good quality. He’s just such a bold person. We always have interesting conversations. I love his passion and his strength so very much. He’s so supportive of me and our children.”

Unfortunately, the bold part of Val’s personality ended up getting Candace in trouble in September 2020. The Full House star no doubt believed she was posting an innocent picture of herself and her husband when she hopped on to Instagram that particular day. But instead of focusing on their smiling faces, many followers couldn’t stop staring at where Val’s hand was placed.

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In the offending snap Val can be seen with his left arm around Candace’s shoulder and his hand on her breast below. Despite the fact that this was the lightest of contact, several fans in the comments section still complained that it was “inappropriate.” Actually, the response was so strong that Candace decided to remove the picture from her account altogether.

Mind you, Candace didn’t take the unexpected backlash lying down. In a series of Instagram Story video clips, the Hallmark Channel regular defended herself against the comments. And perhaps understandably, the general gist appeared to be “mind your own business.”

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A defiant Candace began, “For all of you Christians that are questioning my post with my husband’s hand on my boob – my husband of 24 years – thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it’s my husband. We have so much fun together. He can touch me anytime he wants. And I hope he does.”

At one point in the series of clips, Candace appeared to be gearing up to offer an apology to those who believed the pic was inappropriate. However, she soon stopped herself. “I’m sorry if it offended you,” the star began before adding with a laugh, “I’m actually not sorry.”

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Wrapping up the story, Candace concluded, “This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about.” And to prove even further that she wasn’t willing to issue an apology, the star then uploaded the picture in question once again. Alongside another sweet snap of the couple, it was captioned, “Sweet and spicy. 24 years and counting.”

As you’d expect, this lack of contrition didn’t go down particularly well with some of Candace’s more conservative followers. However, others quickly offered their support for the Aurora Teagardenstar. “Too cute! Pretty awesome couple after 24 years!” expressed one happy fan. Another commented, “Lovebirds. Relationship goals.”

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But perhaps the best response came from one of Candace’s Full House co-stars. Bob Saget, who famously played the Tanner family’s father figure Danny, took to the Instagram comments section to lend his support in his own typically cheeky way. He wrote, “Love you guys and congrats on second base.”

Candace is not exactly averse to disagreeing with her fans on her Instagram account. Just a few months earlier she dismissed a follower’s comments about another Full House star. Candace was responding to a remark that Lori Loughlin should have received a tougher punishment for her involvement in the U.S. college admissions bribery scandal.

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All the controversy over the Instagram pic may well have justified Val’s decision to stay away from the photo-sharing platform. The former Montreal Canadiens’ player doesn’t have his own account. And he rarely allows his more social media-savvy wife to share pictures of him with her millions of followers, either.

Plus Candace has nicknamed Val “unicorn” due to his constant avoidance of all things Instagram. However, the controversial breast-touching pic wasn’t the first time that the ex-ice hockey player had relented. In April 2020 he fulfilled his wife’s birthday wish by kissing her on camera for all of her followers to see. Aww.

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But Val went one better on Valentine’s Day that same year by passionately embracing his wife in a family pic while the pair were both dressed up to the nines. Unsurprisingly, two of their three kids weren’t particularly appreciative of their parents’ public display of affection. Yes, although Lev gives them the thumbs up, Maksim and Natasha look away in horror.

And just a week before the drama, Val allowed Candace to post a picture of the pair playing mini golf during a loved-up break. She captioned the snap, “Praise the Lord for a good husband! Val (the unicorn) snuck me away for a few nights and we had a much needed gloriously beautiful stay-cation. And now… back to the grind (that I also love).”

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Thankfully for Candace, her eldest son doesn’t appear to be as camera-shy. In August 2020 Lev Bure asked for his partner Taylor Hutchison’s hand in marriage. And as the ring-flashing picture posted on her account suggests, she said “yes.” To no one’s surprise, Lev’s mother couldn’t wait to share the news with her followers, too.

That’s right, Candace wasted little time in posting a snap of Lev’s proposal on her own account before uploading a series of video clips taken at his engagement dinner. She captioned them, “My family is my everything. I am so happy for the Hutchisons and the Bures to become family too!”

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And it doesn’t seem as though Candace has any concerns about becoming a grandmother in her mid-40s, either. The Hallmark Channel regular went on to add, “Taylor, I promise to be the best mother-in-love you could hope. I’ll only get annoying when it comes to my time with future grandbabies.”

But just when you thought all the drama had died down, Candace was forced to address the breast-touching controversy once again in an interview with ET Canada. While promoting her new lifestyle range Love Over All a few weeks on, the actress was asked about the famous Instagram pic. “You know what, this was in my mind a very silly post,” Candace began.

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She continued, “And I had no idea it was going to get this huge reaction. Both criticism and a ton of love and positivity, which I think the majority of people were like, ‘thank you, that you were showing a married couple of 24 years still has some spice and sexiness to the relationship,’ which yes that was my clap back; I’m like, ‘this is what keeps us going.’”

“So, you know, I didn’t think it was inappropriate or immodest in any way,” Candace concluded. “I just thought it was a picture of a fun-loving couple. Cause normally we hear about the couples where ‘Oh sex ended a long time ago. I’m married.’ I’m like, ‘No, no, that’s the blessing of marriage.’”

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Alongside her latest entrepreneurial efforts, Candace will be hoping that the focus shifts back toward her acting career in the near future. She will next appear on screen in another Aurora Teagarden mystery titled Reunited And It Feels So Deadly. The star also has another one of those Hallmark festive movies in the pipeline, If I Only Had Christmas.

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