The Biggest Bombshells in John Stamos’ New Memoir

The actor's most honest confessions have been laid bare
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Can you believe John Stamos is 60? The handsome actor has aged like a fine wine, but in his new memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, some of the things he did in his past have not.

“I’m not a bad person, but I was doing crappy things,” the Full House star admitted in a chat with People magazine while promoting the tome.

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We all remember that career-altering drunken interview with Kerri-Anne Kennerley in 2009 – but what about the things the public weren’t privy to? Almost 15 years after the infamous KAK run-in, Stamos is confessing all – and he doesn’t hold back, as promised.

Stamos and Romijn were married in 1998. By 2004, it was over. (Credit: Getty)

‘She emasculated me’

Stamos was brutal in his assessment of his 1998 to 2004 marriage to model, Rebecca Romjin. In his interview with People, he said he thought she was “the devil” and accused her of emasculating him – something he also touched on in the book. “My first marriage was shattering to me. I was shattered for way too long, too,” he told the magazine.

“In my mind back then, she was the devil, and I just hated her. I couldn’t believe how much I hated her, and it ruined my life.” He went one step further when he claimed, “she dumped me because her career was going great and mine wasn’t”. “That’s humiliating,” he continued. “I don’t blame her for it. It was just the perception that people took, and maybe they weren’t wrong. She was doing great at that time and I wasn’t.”

But in retrospect, Stamos admitted that it was his own ego – and his love of the drink – that made him insecure and concoct an untrue narrative about Romjin. “I was as much to blame,” he admitted.

John Stamos has released his memoir. (Credit: Getty)

‘I’m not Scientology material’

It’s a tale as old as time. An actor’s star is on the rise, so Scientology makes its move – and Stamos wasn’t immune. In an excerpt from the book, he said he was introduced to the religion – made famous by Tom Cruise and John Travolta – by his former acting teacher’s assistant, Mia.

She took him to Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, which he described as “creepy as f–k … a cross between Chateau Marmont, Disney’s Haunted Mansion and a mental hospital.” He was then taken into an auditing session conducted by a “weird little man” who probed “into some strange sex inquiries”.

Stamos seemingly failed the auditing process. “Apparently, I’m not Scientology material. Darn it,” he joked.

Stamos tied the knot with McHugh in 2018 and she gave birth to their son, Billy, the same year. (Credit: Getty)

‘I had to sober up’

Now eight years sober, Stamos remembers a time when his life was in shambles. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show to promote his book, he said his 2015 arrest for driving under the influence was the tipping point. That, and the fact that his alcoholism was affecting his memory.

Stamos said he had zero recollection of filming My Big Fat Wedding 2. When he returned to the US, his sisters drove him to rehab. “I’m like, ‘What? I don’t remember being on that set,’” he told Stern.

“I had to sober up. I was just drinking too much,” he said of the addiction he developed while performing in Broadway’s Cabaret in 2002. “I just went low. I didn’t go high. I just surrounded myself with people I shouldn’t have been with.”

If You Would Have Told Me is out now. Buy it Here.

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