There’s no counting how many first crushes or sexual awakenings had John Stamos as their focus, but Caitlin McHugh is the lucky woman who’s engaged to the Fuller House star.
But the good news keeps on coming in.
Caitlin is pregnant! John Stamos is about to become a first-time parent at 54!
John Stamos spoke on The Jess Cagle Interview and explained how all of this came to be.
And no, it wasn’t a shotgun wedding. Well … mostly.
First, he talks about how he knew that Caitlin was the one:
“We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely.”
That is so refreshingly rational? Like, at the risk of sounding heartless, we usually want to hear something a little better than “well we’re in love” when two people decide to get married.
Anyway, Stamos continues:
“So we said, ‘Oh, well, maybe we should have a family.’”
And apparently Caitlin had a specific timeline in mind.
Caitlin, Stamos says, told him: “‘Maybe we should have a kid [before we get married]’ and I said, ‘Why?’”
His new fiancee’s reply shows you how well they get along.
“Because you’re old.”
(That’s more than fair. He’s 54 and she’s 31. He’s old for a person and also old enough to have been her dad, even though he still looks like a dream)
So, the couple decided that they wanted to go ahead and try for a baby. And it worked.
“The [pregnancy] happened.”
That’s one way of putting it.
“Then I said, I better have a ring on her finger because it’s the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway.”
Not every couple gets married or even plans to get married, but since they were planning on it anyway, why not?
“So I called her parents to ask, and it was like, ‘You better!'”
We’re not the biggest fans of asking for permission. Like, Caitlin is a grown woman, and not the property of her parents.. But we guess that she didn’t mind.
We know all about John Stamos’ proposal to her. It was pretty epic.
And had a mermaid motif.
See, the couple got engaged at Disneyland, reenacting the “Kiss The Girl” scene from The Little Mermaid.
Except, of course, instead of kissing the girl, he proposed to her.
(People have been saying for ages that John Stamos looks a lot like Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid, so we imagine that this may have been a factor)
Clearly, Disney was happy for the publicity and the couple was happy to have such an iconic proposal.
Caitlin McHugh, by the way, is an actress and model.
She’s shown up on all sorts of things, from The Vampire Diaries to Law & Order: SVU.
She and John Stamos have even worked together professionally.
Now, this almost obnoxiously attractive couple will work on planning their wedding and preparing to become parents.
At this point, we have every confidence that the two of them can pull it off.