After playing an uncle onscreen for so many years, Uncle Jesse — uhh, John Stamos, we mean — is now a father. At 54 years old, the actor became a dad to a little boy. He and his wife Caitlin McHugh named their son Billy, after Stamos’ late father.
Just weeks after welcoming Billy into the world, Stamos introduced his little one to his other family: former “Full House” co-stars Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin.
Stamos captured the moment in a photo and posted it to Instagram — and the cuteness is nearly too much to handle. Have mercy!
Stamos captioned the photo: “The Tin Man, Dorothy and The Scarecrow say hi to the cutest of Munchkins.”
As you can see, baby Billy wore a “Jesse and the Rippers” onesie — a reference to Uncle Jesse’s rock band on “Full House.” How adorable!
“Full House” was on the air for nearly 10 years before the recent “Fuller House” reboot, so of course, Stamos, Saget and Loughlin grew to be close. Saget played the role of Danny Tanner, a single dad raising three daughters, while Stamos played Uncle Jesse, Tanner’s brother-in-law who helped him raise the girls. Loughlin played Aunt Becky, Tanner’s morning talk show co-host who became Uncle Jesse’s wife.
So it’s no surprise that Stamos wanted his son to meet the people who had been his co-stars for so many years.
It was on “Full House” that Stamos got so much training as an uncle and eventually an onscreen father. But now that he’s a father in real life, it’s so much sweeter.
“I cry a lot,” Stamos told People about new parenthood. “It’s more beautiful than anyone told me it would be. I’ve been waiting a long time.”
Congratulations to the new father and his precious family!