John Stamos Says Fatherhood Is the "Greatest Blessing of My Life" — Meet His Son Billy
America's favorite Uncle, aka John Stamos as Uncle Jesse from "Full House", is also one of the sweetest celebrity dads to his son, Billy. The actor has really grown into his role as father alongside his wife, actor and model Caitlin McHugh, whom he married in February 2018. In fact, he's been quite candid about enjoying first-time fatherhood in his 50s.
"I'm very grateful to the gods or to the universe or whatever that I'm an older father. I couldn't have handled it earlier," Stamos joked to Today in 2022. He admitted he wanted kids his whole life and figured it'd come easy since he played a TV father, but the actor noted that real-life fatherhood is "a whole different ballgame." "It's the greatest blessing of my life," he added. "I couldn't imagine my life without him, but it is challenging to do it right."
Stamos added, "It just takes so much to be a good parent. It's about sacrifice, it's an enormous amount of love, an enormous amount of patience, common sense, teaching them values and what's right and wrong... and everything's expensive." Still, the "Fuller House" star is thankful to be a dad at this point in his life as he said he "would not have been mature enough" any earlier. "I am so grateful that I'm settled, and I'm cool, and I'm sober, and I'm happy with myself," he said. "I'm happy with my wife, my wife is content, too, and she's confident. We're at a place in our life where we should have eight kids."
So that does mean Stamos and his wife are open to having more kids? According to him, "We want to. We should." Right now, it seems Stamos's one and only keeps him busy enough. Read ahead to learn more about Billy and see his cutest snaps.
William "Billy" Christopher Stamos
Stamos and McHugh welcomed their son, Billy, on April 10, 2018. For his first birthday, the "Full House" actor shared an Instagram snap of himself and Billy both dressed as Elvis with the caption, "One year ago tonight, our little King was born." For Billy's fifth birthday, Stamos penned a sweet message on Instagram alongside a throwback photo of Billy from when he was a baby.
"There is a conceit in corny romcoms where the protagonist says, 'You complete me.' As a Disney guy, I'm down with a certain level of sentimentalism and sappiness, but I never really understood the idea of being 'completed.' I get it now," Stamos wrote. "I still have a lot to do, but if my whole life was one sentence, then Billy would be the exclamation mark at the end of it. #happy5birthday🎂."
Stamos reflected on life with Billy in an April 2021 interview with People, telling the outlet, "He's the most charming kid!" Of how he handles fatherhood, the actor added, "It's better than I imagined. I wanted kids my whole life. And I'm just so grateful."