How Did Bob Saget Meet Kelly Rizzo?

The tragic death of Bob Saget on January 9 had an immense impact on fans and friends alike, and understandably devastated his wife Kelly Rizzo. Not long after the "Full House" star's death, Rizzo took to Instagram on January 15 to share how she had decided to adopt a positive outlook, and was "grateful" for the time she shared with her husband. Days later, she gave her first interview since Saget's death, and was effusive when describing him. "He was just the best man I've ever known in my life," Rizzo said through tears while appearing on "Today." "He was just so kind and so wonderful, and everybody that was in his life knew it," she added.

In the months that followed the comedian's untimely passing, Rizzo was fairly open about her grieving process. "How can it be 2 months without you?? But also it feels like yesterday you were here," the food blogger wrote in an Instagram post on March 9 alongside a snap of her and Saget. On May 17, she commemorated what would have been Saget's 66th birthday with another Instagram post that included photos and videos from their joint-birthday trip the previous year.

Leading up to their wedding in 2018, Saget spoke about how Rizzo was a perfect match for him. "I mean, Kelly and my daughters love each other, so it really is some magical thing that happened," he told Us Weekly. When the two initially met, they had an instant connection.

Bob Saget first noticed Kelly Rizzo on Instagram

Bob Saget met future wife Kelly Rizzo the old fashioned way: by sliding into her DMs. The "Fuller House" star had noticed Rizzo on Instagram in 2015, and enlisted some help to meet her in person. "He saw my Instagram, and he's like, 'Oh, it's not all selfies and bikinis. Like, she actually does stuff,'" the "Eat Travel Rock" blogger recalled in a TikTok posted in 2021. At the time of their meeting, Rizzo was based out of Chicago, so Saget reached out to a mutual friend who worked in the same city. Rizzo paraphrased Saget's conversation with the mutual friend, and said the actor asked if she was a "b***h." Rizzo was alerted that the comedian would be messaging her online, and the food blogger was originally trepidatious, but Saget convinced her to meet up for "burgers and lobsters."

Even though Rizzo had misgivings about meeting the actor, she quickly realized, "Oh no, I kind of like him. And then we got married." While the pair were still dating, Rizzo spoke about how she viewed her television star boyfriend. "I don't really see him as Danny Tanner. To me he's just Bobby, my love," she told Michigan Avenue magazine (via NBC Chicago).

In July 2016, Saget posted a photo alongside Rizzo on Instagram and referred to her as his "gal," but in a post the next month he called Rizzo his "girlfriend." A year later he proposed in an untraditional way.

Bob Saget's dark proposal speech

The engagement ring was bought, so Bob Saget knew he was going to propose to Kelly Rizzo, but he decided to pop the question without making a spectacle. "We were watching 'Stranger Things' on the iPad ... and then I got up to go to the restroom and I opened the safe," he told People in 2017. "And I took out a ring that I'd been hiding for four days, and I got on one knee," the "America's Funniest Home Videos" host recalled. Saget admitted to being flummoxed at the time which meant his proposal speech was not as smooth as he had hoped. "I tried to put it in words that make sense."

Saget announced the engagement to fans on Instagram in November 2017, but could not resist adding a joke. He uploaded a snap of himself and Rizzo alongside famed talent manager George Shapiro. "In case you're wondering, we were celebrating our engagement – and I know George and I will be very happy together," Saget wrote in the caption.

Later, the "Dirty Work" director admitted he flubbed the proposal speech. "So I got on one knee, and I didn't phrase it right," Saget said while appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in 2018. In fact, the words Saget chose wound up feeling ominous in retrospect. "I said, 'I would like to be with you for whatever days I have left,'" the comedian recalled.