Bob Saget Didn’t Know ‘How Loved He Was’ Before Death

Admired by fans all over the globe. John StamosExclusively opened to Us Weekly about his close relationship with Bob Saget — and how the late actor wasn’t aware of the full extent he impacted fans.

“When he went, you know, like the tsunami of love that this guy received blew all of us away,” the Full HouseAlum, 59, told UsHis late costar, who passed away in January at the ripe old age of 65. “It was the only time I’ve ever been jealous of him ‘cause it was like, wow.”

Stamos believes, however, that Saget didn’t see the enormity of that love when he was alive. “But the bummer was, he didn’t know. I don’t think he knew how loved he was,” the Big ShotWe were told by actor. “And I wish that you could sort of bring him back and sit him down and … you know, read everything, I’m sure he’s seeing everything. ‘Cause I can hear him complain sometimes if I’m very quiet from heaven. He’s like, ‘What, why did you say that, John?’”

The musician has always been open about his friendship to the comedian, whom Saget family told Use in February died from “head trauma.”

“[The authorities] have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep,” the family continued in the statement. (At the time he died, the former America’s Funniest Home VideosWhile on tour, the host was staying in a Florida hotel. “No drugs or alcohol were involved.”

Stamos, who has frequently referred to his late Fuller House costar as a “brother,” also revealed to Use that he is using Saget’s legacy as inspiration for his Big ShotMarvyn, Marvyn, is a high school basketball coach.

“I wanted to sort of tap into what I felt about Bob and then Marvyn feels about his legacy. And then, you know, the girls then throw him sort of a memorial at a graduation, but they bring people back and … he realizes how, what he meant to everybody. And mainly he says to his daughter, ‘You are my legacy.’ So that was nice that we got to do that.”

Saget, on the other hand, had three daughters with his ex-wifeSherri KramerAubrey, 35; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29, respectively. He was married Kelly RizzoIn 2018.

Stamos also told UseAbout how his loved ones sent him messages at the right time he needed them.

“At my lowest point, I think about eight years ago, after my mom died … I was just looking around and I saw a note. It was just the perfect timing,” Stamos shared with Us. “And it says, ‘Life is an occasion. Rise to it. Don’t be sad because I died. Be happy because I lived.’ Wonderful.”

The Beach Boys collaborator, who has been married to Caitlin McHughHe shares a 4-year-old son with his wife, Billy. He also takes care of his in-laws. His mother-in-law, he told Us, is on the low-carb keto diet — but fortunately for her, her son-in-law has an ongoing partnership with Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat breads, which can cater to her preferences. While Stamos didn’t reveal if she eats his particular sandwich (“The Heartthrob Cobb”), one of the brands’ signature Small Slices can go a long way.

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Leanne Stanton reports