John Stamos offers parenting advice for new dads in their 50s: ‘I hope I'm setting an example’

Actor John Stamos attends the 67th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater
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John Stamos is continuing to open up about his new found joy after becoming a father.

The “Fuller House” star is sharing his advice on raising his first child at the age of 58, after revealing he had previously given up on his dream of becoming a dad.

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"It was something I thought maybe wasn't going to happen for me," the actor told Good Morning America. "I had the sort of attitude like, I've had so many blessings in my life and maybe this one isn't meant for me."

Stamos and his wife Caitlin McHugh, 35, welcomed a son named William “Billy” Christopher just months after tying the knot in 2018. The couple named their child, now 3-years-old, after Stamos’ father.

"I really had to straighten up my life, and the universe said, 'OK, we'll give you a shot at fatherhood,' and then it happened," Stamos added.

The actor is now hoping to be a role model to first-time parents and shared a message to guys considering fatherhood.

"If men in their mid-50s are afraid of taking it on, I hope I'm setting an example," he said. "It's a little harder because he runs faster than I do, but other than that, it's the greatest thing in my life. I'm so happy I did it."