It’s been just over two months since Candace Cameron Bure posted a photo of her husband, Valeri Bure, touching his chest on Instagram.
And now the Full House star opens up to the backstory for the photo and the negative reactions the couple have faced from some in their Christian community.
“I have been married for 24 years. I’m a Christian, my husband is a Christian and I’m really proud that we’ve managed to stay married for 24 years, ”she said in a recent conversation on Confessions of a Mad Christian Podcast.
And the fact that we are having fun and flirting together is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something that should be celebrated as a Christian, ”she explained.
Candace: Candace Cameron Bure, 44, defended the playful photo she posted in September showing her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her chest
The photo in question was one of two Candace posted of the couple standing on a small bridge on her Instagram story.
The first shows Valeri kissing her cheek as she smiles dreamily; the second shows the former professional hockey player’s hand resting on her chest as she displays a big beaming smile.
“Sweet and spicy. 24 and over, ”the 44-year-old actress captioned when she shamelessly reposted the snaps on her Instagram feed on September 11.
Turns out the photo was taken while they were having lunch with their 20-year-old son Lev. Inspired by the good weather that day, Candace asked Lev to take a few photos of them together.
Own it: Full House star says couple’s loving demeanor after 24 years of marriage is “something to celebrate as a Christian”
Laughter: The Aurora Teagarden actress said she found the photo in question ‘so funny’
“For those of you who can casually follow me on Instagram, you’ll know my husband isn’t on Instagram very often. I call him the unicorn because he only makes an appearance a few times a year, ”the actress revealed on the podcast.
“At the very end he had his arm wrapped around my shoulder, and then in the very last photo he grabbed my breast,” she continued.
‘And I said,’ Oh my gosh this is so funny can I please post this? ”
The image received a mix of comments, including people who didn’t think she was sending the right message as a Christian.
“Oh, it’s so inappropriate that you posted this as a Christian. You should be more modest, ”Candace said of the various criticism comments.
The Aurora Teagarden star was keen to share that she had also received many positive comments in favor of the flirting couple after 24 years of marriage.
Wave of support: The Los Angeles native has also received a lot of positive comments in favor of the couple flirting with each other after 24 years of marriage
As a result of the story being published in recent months, Candace seems to have gotten even more support on social media.
One person summed up the feelings of many of the comments, writing, “This is great! I love these photos.
Another follower added: “Wonderful !!! Love, affection and play are essential in any marriage. I’m so glad you both keep him happy and healthy !!!
And a third shared, “As a Christian, husband, psychologist, I love that you and your husband feel ‘sweet and spicy’ after 24 years. “
But there are still other Christians who are offended by the photo.
“In the kink community, forcing people to view your sexual activity is considered non-consent. Considering how sensitive your viewers are, despite how tame it is, it’s pretty selfish of you to post this. You know very well how sensitive your Christian audience is and it is irresponsible to impose this on your followers without an explicit tag.
The Bures were married in 1996 and have two more children, with Lev: daughter Natasha, 22, and a second son Maksim, 18.
The family counts: The couple, married since 1996, are the proud parents of three children: daughter Natasha, 22, and sons Maksim, 18, and Lev, 20.