John Stamos reflects on 6 years of sobriety: 'I could never have been a father' beforehand


John Stamos is opening up to fans about his personal life and what his sobriety means to him and his family.

The “Full House” star, 57, told E! News how he loves being a dad to his 3-year-old son Billy, and revealed that his sobriety helped him get to a place where he was ready for fatherhood, People reports.

"I know who I am certainly by 57 now," Stamos said.

"It's been close to six years in June that I sobered up," the actor continued. "I never could have been a father during some of the more - some of it was really fun and some of it got to be very unhealthy."

In June 2015, Stamos was charged with a DUI and checked himself into rehab for a 30-day substance abuse program afterward, according to People. Stamos went on to marry Caitlin McHugh in February 2018 and the two welcomed their son into the world in April of that same year.

"Being a parent is about sacrifice. You don't get rewarded for it," Stamos said on Wednesday. "You don't get a trophy or a ring, but what you do get is, you get a child who is more loving, more kind and a smarter version of you, and I think that's really special."