Meet John Stamos’ Wife Caitlin McHugh, Ex-Spouse Rebecca Romijn, and Son Billy

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John Stamos has been married to his wife, Caitlin McHugh since 2018 following his divorce from his ex-spouse Rebecca Romijn. He has one child, a son named Billy. Details explored.

John Stamos is a prominent movie star with a decades-long career in acting and singing.

He first gained recognition for his contract role as Blackie Parrish on the ABC television soap opera General Hospital, for which he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Away from his work, the beloved Full House star is a family man. He has been married to an actress after previously being in a union and later divorcing his actress spouse. Here’s what we know about his love life and family.

Caitlin McHugh and John Stamos met in 2011
Caitlin McHugh and John Stamos met in 2011. Credit: Getty
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh met on the set of Law & Order: SVU and wed in February 2018. Image Source: Getty
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh met on the set of Law & Order: SVU and wed in February 2018. Image Source: Getty

Who is John Stamos’ wife, Caitlin McHugh?

John Stamos, who has been married twice, is currently with his second wife, Caitlin Maureen McHugh.

Stamos and McHugh wed on February 3, 2018, after dating for more than six years. Their nuptial was attended by a few of their friends and families.

At the time of their marriage, he was 55 years and his wife was 32.

The pair have an age gap of 23 years.

Just like many actor-couples, John and Caitlin met on the set of Law & Order: SVU, in 2011, where she also guest-starred in an episode.

“I played a guy who was so egotistical that he thought he should spread his progeny, so he had, like 60 kids or something … and Caitlin, ironically, was one of the girls that I was trying to fool and have a baby with,” Stamos recalled during a 2017 interview with People.

At the time, McHugh was in another relationship, but they reconnected a few years later.

“She was in another relationship,” Stamos continued.

“And we just met back up again. Her roommate was on an episode of Fuller House, and so she was in the audience. I walked in, I went, ‘Hey, are you stalking me?’ … She’s like, ‘What? No. I haven’t thought of you twice.’ “

Stamos and McHugh went public with their relationship in 2016 and were engaged the following year.

“I’ve been waiting for the perfect girl for over a decade and she walked into my life,” Stamos told People after the engagement.

“I mean everybody knows that I’ve always loved family, and I wanted to have a family someday and get married again, and everyone’s like, ‘Why don’t you just do it!?’

“I wasn’t the best me. I was ready, but no one as perfect as Caitlin — a true, pure beautiful person inside — would’ve never gone for the old me, a few years ago,” he continued.

Caitlin McHugh, 37, has had a thriving career in the entertainment industry. She is an American actress, writer, and model.

She got her start back in the late 2000s with guest roles in Blue Blood, Castle, and Kings.

She was born on May 13, 1986, in Santa Monica, California, United States, to parents Leilani McHugh Empeno (mother) and Timothy McHugh (father).

She is of Irish and Filipino ancestry.

She attended Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, California, graduating in 2004.

John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn were married for seven years before they divorced. Image Source: Getty
John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn were married for seven years before they divorced. Image Source: Getty

Who is John Stamos’ ex-wife, Rebecca Romijn?

Before Stamos and McHugh were a couple, he was previously married to former model and actress Rebecca Romijn.

John and Romijn were married for seven years; from 1998 to 2005.

Not much is known about their split, but Stamos has spoken about it several times, calling it “heartbreaking.”

“We were together for 10 years — it was heartbreaking,” Stamos told People in 2009, via Us Weekly.

“In my book at this point, I would still be married and have three kids. So, it was more about that plan being foiled than anything.”

She began her career as a model, notably appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition in 1999 and 2006.

Romijn went on to host MTV’s House of Style (1997-1999).

As a movie star, Romijn is known for her role as Mystique in the original X-Men trilogy (2000-2006).

Additionally, she has starred in The Punisher (2004), Femme Fatale (2002), Star Trek: Discovery, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, among others.

Romijn went on to marry Jerry O’Connell in July 2007 and welcomed twin girls, Dolly and Charlie, a year later.

Caitlin McHugh and John Stamos share one son
Caitlin McHugh and John Stamos share one son. Credit: Instagram
McHugh and Stamos' son Billy is the couple's only child. Credit: Instagram
McHugh and Stamos’ son Billy is the couple’s only child. Credit: Instagram
McHugh and Stamos' son was born in 2018, the same year the couple tied the knot. Credit: Instagram
McHugh and Stamos’ son was born in 2018, the same year the couple tied the knot. Credit: Instagram

Who are John Stamos’ kids?

John Stamos, who portrays a fatherly role as Uncle Jesse on Full House, became a dad in real life when he was age 55.

The famed actor has one child, a son named William “Billy” Christopher Stamos.

He shares his child with his current and second spouse, Caitlin McHugh. From his first marriage to Rebecca Romijn, they had no kids.

Stamos and McHugh welcomed their son, Billy, on April 10, 2018, and he is currently 4 years old.

“From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son,” Stamos wrote in a social media post following his birth.

Not much is known about Billy due to his young age, but he is often seen on Stamos’ social media pages, going on adventures all across the country.

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.”

John Stamos alleges he was sexually abused as a child by a babysitter. Image Source: Getty
John Stamos alleges he was sexually abused as a child by a babysitter. Image Source: Getty

John Stamos reveals he was sexually abused as a child: ‘I shouldn’t have had to deal with those feelings’

John Stamos revealed in a new interview on Wednesday that he’s a survivor of sexual abuse.

Speaking with People, Stamos elaborated on an excerpt in his upcoming memoir “If You Would Have Told Me,” wherein he reflects on being abused as a child by a babysitter.

“It was like you’re playing dead so they’ll stop. But it wasn’t totally aggressive,” he said, adding, “I don’t know, it was not good.”

Stamos said that he was 10 or 11 years old when the abuse occurred and that at the time, he kept the incident to himself.

“I shouldn’t have had to deal with those feelings,” he said.

Even though Stamos “slightly” remembered the incident through time, he said, he went on to admit that “it has always been there, but I packed it away as people do, right?”

He told the outlet that it took “writing a book” for him to come to the realization that misconduct occurred.

When reached by CNN, a representative for Stamos confirmed the account.

The “Full House” actor, 60, is now a protective father to his 5-year-old son Billy, whom he shares with wife Caitlin McHugh.

“If I found out someone was doing that to my son, that’s a totally different story,” he said.

Stamos is an outspoken advocate for the protection of children against abuse and has been an ambassador for ChildHelp for over 20 years. The organization helps the victims of child abuse through education, treatment, and prevention programs.

According to an official synopsis, Stamos’s memoir is described as a “universal story about friendship, love, loss, and the courage to embrace love once more.”

Stamos said he wanted to be “a hundred percent forthcoming” in the book.

“If You Would Have Told Me” will be released on October 24.