It’s been a little over two months since Candace Cameron Bure posted a photo of her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her breasts on Instagram.
And now the Full House star is opening up about the photo’s backstory and the backlash the couple faced from some people in their Christian community.
‘I’ve been married for 24 years. I am a Christian, my husband is a Christian and I am really proud that we have managed to stay married for 24 years, ” she confessed in a recent conversation on Confessions of a lousy Christian podcast.
‘And the fact that we have fun and flirt together, that is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to celebrate as a Christian, “he explained.
Candace: Candace Cameron Bure, 44, defended the playful photo she posted in September showing her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her breasts
The photo in question was one of two Candace posted of the couple standing on a small bridge on her Instagram Story.
The first shows Valeri kissing her cheek as she smiles dreamily; the second shows the former professional hockey player’s hand resting on her breast while showing a big beaming smile.
‘Sweet and spicy. 24 years and over, ” the 44-year-old actress wrote in the caption when she reposted the snaps on her Instagram feed on 9/11 without apology.
It turns out the photo was taken while they were out for lunch with their 20-year-old son Lev. Inspired by the good weather on that particular day, Candace asked Lev to take a couple of photos of them together.
Own it: Full House star says couple’s flirtatious behavior after 24 years of marriage is ‘something to celebrate as a Christian’
Have a laugh: Aurora Teagarden actress said she found the photo in question “so funny”
‘For those of you who might casually follow me on Instagram, you will know that my husband isn’t on Instagram very often. I call him the unicorn because he only makes an appearance a couple of times a year, “the actress revealed during the podcast.
“Eventually, she had her arm wrapped around my shoulder, and then the last photo grabbed my breasts,” she continued.
‘And I said, “Oh my God, this is so funny, can I please post it?”‘
The image received a mixed bag of comments, including some people who didn’t think they had sent the right message as a Christian.
“Oh, it’s so inappropriate that you posted it as a Christian. You should be more modest, “Candace said of the various comments from detractors.
The Aurora Teagarden star pointed out that she also received a lot of positive comments in support of the couple falling in love with each other after 24 years of marriage.
Wave of support: The Los Angeles native also received many positive comments in support of the couple falling in love with each other after 24 years of marriage
In the wake of the news that has gone public in the past two months, Candace appears to have gotten even more support on social media.
One person summed up the feelings of many comments by writing: ‘This is GREAT! I love these photos. ‘
Another follower added: “Wonderful !!! Love, affection and playfulness are key in any marriage. I am so happy that you are both happy and healthy !!! ‘
And a third said, “As a Christian, husband, psychologist, I like you and your husband to feel ‘sweet and spicy’ after 24 years.”
But there are still other Christians who are offended by the photo.
‘In the kink community, forcing people to view your sexual activities is considered non-consent. Given how sensitive your viewers are, despite how docile it is, it’s quite selfish of you to post it. You know full well how sensitive your Christian audience is, and imposing this on your followers without an explicit tag is irresponsible.
The Bures got married in 1996 and have two other children, along with Lev: daughter Natasha, 22, and a second son Maxim, 18.
Family matters: the couple, married since 1996, are the proud parent of three children: daughter Natasha, 22, and sons Maksim, 18 and Lev, 20