John Stamos on Howard Stern: 5 Revelations About Addiction, Sex Tapes, a Surprise Pregnancy and More

John Stamos, Emmy Awards 2015

John Stamos, Emmy Awards 2015Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

After a “rough” year plagued by a DUI arrest and a month in rehab, John Stamos is offering up a progress report—and no topic is off limits. 

During an appearance on The Stern Show, the 52-year-old Grandfathered star reflected on virtually every conflict he’s faced in his multi-decade career, including his battle with substance abuse, his divorce from former wife Rebecca Romijn, the death of his parents, and his unfulfilled quest to have children despite a surprise pregnancy early in his career. 

Regardless of the lengthy list of personal tribulations, the Fuller House actor is facing them all head-on, accepting some, moving on from others, all while discussing them freely for the public to understand. 

1. Rehab Has Made Him Feel “Even”

His month-long stint in rehab was a hot-button topic for Stern and fans alike after the former Full House actor checked himself into a treatment facility in July to remedy his addiction following his DUI arrest. The actor said he wasn’t in denial about his addiction after entering rehab, acknowledging he had a “horrific” DUI.

“I coulda hurt somebody…It was really stupid and ignorant of me. I hated myself for that,” he told Stern. 

After the month-long visit, Stamos says he feels “even” now that he is finally off of all his former substances, including antidepressants and the sleeping pill Ambien. 

2. His Dating Game Is Slacking

Despite his picture-perfect looks, the actor admits he has terrible game when it comes to the ladies. Stamos said he always thinks he’s going to be turned down, though he admits that it doesn’t actually happen often. 

READ: Johh Stamos Charged With 1 Count of DUI, Faces Up to 6 Months in Jail After Drugs Found in System

Rebecca Romjin, John StamosJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc

3. His Mother Filled a Gap After His Divorce From Rebecca Romijn

“My father passed away and I got divorced…it sent me sort of down a wrong path,” he said, adding that his mother’s later death further “knocked [him] off.”

Through therapy, the actor identified his personal reasons for his reoccurring turn to substances, particularly after his mother’s death at 75 years old in 2014. 

“We needed each other and she needed me and [after his death] I sort of became my father and she sort of became my wife—obviously not in a weird way,” he expressed. “It was a big part of my purpose for many many years to be there for her and be a good son.”

4. He Impregnated a Mystery Woman in His Late 20s

“It was just bad timing,” he said of the surprise pregnancy. “It was sort of a mutual decision,” he added of their choice not to have the baby. Today, Stamos says children are the “only thing that’s missing” from his life. 

5. This Is Where He Hides His Sex Tapes

While he argues the women he has slept with push videos and photos in the bedroom more than he does, he doesn’t mess around when it comes to securing his recorded frisky behavior. 

“For the few times I’ve done it, I have the video and I have it on a hard drive in my safe.”

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