Uncle Jesse is finally becoming a daddy! That’s right. At 54, actor John Stamos is becoming a first-time father. After dating for nearly two years, Stamos popped the question to now-fiancée (and current baby mama-to-be) Caitlin McHugh. Oh, but Stamos didn’t just ask McHugh for her hand. He did it at Disneyland. Now, almost two months later, the couple is expecting their first child together.
Stamos shared the good news with PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview. He told PEOPLE that they got the pregnancy news before the official proposal. But that doesn’t mean Stamos had any intentions other than spending the rest of his life with McHugh. “The [pregnancy] happened. Then I said, I better have a ring on her finger because it’s the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway.”
Ever the gentleman, Stamos called her parents to ask for their permission before putting a ring on it. Not only is he a gentleman, but we’re pretty sure he’ll also be a super-fun dad. And Stamos thinks so too. He told PEOPLE, “I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a long time.” He added, “I’ve done every schtick you can with a baby on TV…all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll probably just do that stuff.”
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