All in the family! John Stamos explained at an event that his Full House costar Jodie Sweetin helped him give up alcohol for good. “It took me a long time, a long time disappointing everyone who cared about me, culminating in a terrible  DUI where I could have killed somebody,” the actor, 55, said at the Writers in Treatment event in Los Angeles. John presented the blonde beauty with the Experience, Strength and Hope Award for her 2009 autobiography, UnSweetined, Variety reported.
The handsome hunk continued, “I hit rock bottom. Jodie lovingly allowed me to walk my own path and when I finally humbled myself to ask for your help, I realized that the perky little blabbermouth had become the master of wisdom and was right by my side during some of the most difficult days of my life.”
John and Jodie, 37, starred on Full House for eight years together — John played Jessie Katsopolis while Jodie played his niece Stephanie Tanner. Now, nearly 25 years later, the two reunited on the Netflix reboot Fuller House. The California native explained the mom-of-two set up 12-step meetings at his house and on set back in the day. “Thank God, my wife and my new son will only know me as a sober husband and father,” he said. “This is Jodie’s legacy in my life.”
Jodie — who is eight years sober — couldn’t help but gush about her TV uncle in her speech. “John, I’m so proud of you,” she said. “It’s been the greatest thing to watch someone that you love have the light come back on again.”
The ER alum continued to talk about his bond with Jodie on Instagram and even shared a throwback photo of the two of them together. “Proud moment last night honoring @jodiesweetin at the Experience, Hope and Strength Awards,” he wrote. “Who knew this little blonde scene-stealer in a side ponytail would grow up and change so many lives. (Mine included). Her sobriety is inspirational, to say the least. Congrats Jodie on this award recognizing your extraordinary journey. You give so many people HOPE. Love you! UJ.”
Aw, these two are so inspiring!
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