Having just celebrated the fifth anniversary of her sobriety, Fuller House star Sweetin says she has learned from her mistakes and hopes to make a far better future for herself.
“We all have our demons,” she told Us Weekly of her addiction to alcohol and drugs including, but not limited to, crystal meth. “When we finally learn to let them go, we get to live and be free.”
If anything, she knows how lucky she is to have two healthy daughters and a new fiancé after three failed marriages.
“I’ve got everything I could want,” she said. “I look back at things that have happened in the past, and I look at where I’m now, and it’s crazy. If anything, my life is a lesson to never give up.”
Sweetin met Justin Hodak through mutual friends in 2014, and he has a unique perspective on her past struggles, because he is an addict, too.
“He was 11 years sober in December,” she explained. “We turn to each other for support. We both have our own lives and things we’re excited about, but we combine that, where we have this great relationship.”
So great, in fact, that the two are planning their wedding. Will the fourth time be the charm? He definitely asked the right way: he went to her daughters first.
“He’s so different and, really importantly, I’m different,” she said. “Every day we’re choosing to be together, choosing to build a life together. I haven’t always had the best luck in relationships, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons. I want to be married. I don’t think there’s anything wrong [with] admitting that it didn’t work before and trying again.”
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