The Untold Truth Of Natasha Bure

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree when it comes to the daughter of "Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure. Natasha Bure has followed in her famous mother's footsteps by appearing in several Hallmark Channel movies, including one of the "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries" where she played a younger version of the titular detective, and gracing the Netflix spinoff "Fuller House."

And like her mom — one of the more opinionated co-hosts in the history of daytime institution "The View" — Natasha isn't afraid to overshare. In fact, barely a month goes by without the actor gracing the headlines for revealing exactly what life is like as a member of her famous household.

But what else do we know about the woman who's adding to the Bure showbiz legacy? From online spats with former tween stars and talent show ambitions to celebrity friendships and family plans, here's a look at her untold truth.

Natasha Bure refutes any claims of nepotism

Natasha Bure has landed roles in several of her mother's projects, including Isabel in Netflix spin-off "Fuller House." She also played Candace Cameron Bure's daughter in the Hallmark Channel's "Switched for Christmas." But the actor refutes any claims that she's benefited from nepotism.

In a 2022 interview with Today, Natasha claimed that she's achieved her early success without riding the coattails of any family members: "A lot of people will kind of assume that if I get any job or work at all that it's from her. Or it's given to me or it's handed to me, and it's honestly quite literally the opposite."

Natasha, who's fronted her own TV movie "Home Sweet Home" and starred alongside Heather Locklear in a biopic of American author Kristine Carlson, went on to add, "I work hard for everything that I do, and I'm out here like everyone else just grinding and trying to follow my dreams and make them come true. So I think that's one misconception that's a little bit frustrating to see."

Her involvement in her mother's spat with JoJo Siwa

If you had Candace Cameron Bure versus JoJo Siwa on your bingo card of unlikely celebrity beefs in 2022, then you were in luck. The pair became involved in a passive-aggressive online feud when the latter named the former on TikTok as the rudest celebrity she'd ever had the misfortune of meeting. And it was a snub on the red carpet that caused such strong feelings.

Despite receiving an apology from the "Fuller House" star (as Bure explained on Instagram), the ex-tween idol still decided to expand on her encounter in a chat with Page Six: "I was 11, and I was a big, big fan, and I wanted to take a picture with her, and it wasn't a good time for her ... I will say because I had a bad experience, that doesn't mean that she is an awful human. I think it just was an inconvenient time for her, and little 11-year-old me was just so pumped up and so excited, but that doesn't mean she's the worst human ever ..."

But proving she always has her mother's back, Candace's daughter Natasha Bure waded in on the argument with an Instagram Story (via Cosmopolitan) which suggested Siwa was blowing everything out of proportion: "Respectfully, someone saying no to taking a photo with you is not a 'rough experience.' This generation is so sensitive and has zero back bone. Grow up. There are bigger issues in this world than this."

Natasha Bure wasn't inspired to act by her mom

As well as refuting all claims that she's benefited from having a famous mother, Natasha Bure has also insisted that she found her calling entirely on her own. In fact, the Hallmark Channel regular has stated that she landed her first role before she'd even seen Candace Cameron Bure on screen.

Natasha made her acting debut in 2011 playing a young fan in teen drama "Make It or Break It," a series her mom was also on. And the star told Heavy a decade later that her Hollywood ambitions had nothing to do with a certain "Full House" alum: "What's funny is I have always wanted to act, and I think a lot of people assume I wanted to start acting because my mom did, which oddly enough I don't think that's true."

But Natasha, who followed up her first gig with a background role on Candace's festive movie "The Heart of Christmas," does kinda credit her mom for passing on the showbiz genes: "I think I was just born a very dramatic person and really loved films, loved theatre, growing up I was in every school play and musical. I've just wanted to act, so it's really awesome to have someone who's obviously so close to me be able to give me really good advice, and steer me in the right direction."

Natasha Bure has struggled with making friends

Natasha Bure might now be one of the TV movie world's brightest young things. But her on-screen success hasn't always translated into her social life. In fact, the actor admits she's sometimes been something of a loner.

However, judging by her 2020 chat with The Christian Post, that's more due to the strict criteria she's set than any form of unpopularity: "I've struggled with going through a period where I had no friends because I just felt like there was no one in my life who was pouring into me in the way that I wanted to live my life. I think that that's really important and in that regard to kind of translating it into your life and how you ground yourself and what your morals are and how you kind of want to approach situations..."

Natasha was promoting "Home Sweet Home" at the time, the first movie she'd taken a co-starring role in. And luckily, the actor found several people who poured into her life the way she wanted while working on the rom-com. That includes her love interest Ben Elliott, who also discussed the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Natasha responded, "Truly, you become who you hang out with and who you surround yourself with."

She is BFFs with another Full House star's daughter

In 2021, Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of disgraced "Full House" star Lori Loughlin, competed on long-running talent show "Dancing with the Stars." And in her corner was the offspring of another woman who found fame on the late '80s and '90s' schmaltziest family sitcom (but who one didn't find herself sent to jail for getting involved in a college admissions scandal).

Natasha Bure, whose mom Candace Cameron Bure is best-known as D.J. Tanner, has been friends with Olivia Jade ever since they first met as youngsters on the "Full House" set. And she had nothing but supportive words for the YouTuber, who was eventually eliminated in eighth place during Janet Jackson week. Bure shared her excitement for Olivia Jade and dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy in an interview with Us Weekly, saying, "I think [they] are doing a fabulous job and she's just handling everything with such grace, which is something I really admire. I'm definitely rooting them on."

Bure, who was promoting her appearance at fan event RomaDrama Live, reiterated how close she was with Olivia Jade: "We've been friends and sisters since forever. We have so many fun memories together of just, like, hanging out. It's just, like, a fun, interesting dynamic too. When you both [have] one of your parents on a show together and then you're the same age and you are friends. It's super fun." 

She wants a chance to do Dancing with the Stars

Having watched her BFF Olivia Jade Giannulli and mom Candace Cameron Bure compete on "Dancing with the Stars" from the sidelines, it's perhaps inevitable that actor Natasha Bure now harbors an ambition to appear on the ABC juggernaut herself.

In an interview with Us Weekly around the time that Giannulli and partner Val Chmerkovskiy were hotting up the dancefloor, Bure admitted that she previously hadn't been an avid viewer of the show. But after seeing her mother compete in the prime-time hit, she developed an obsession with the world of the cha-cha-cha and Viennese waltz: "I'm such a competitive person too. I definitely one day would love to be on it. It would be super fun."

Bure would have to go some way to surpass the achievements of her nearest and dearest. Her mother made it all the way to the final, finishing in third place with partner Mark Ballas in 2014, while Olivia was eliminated in the eighth week of her 2021 season.

Natasha Bure was only baptized as an adult

You might have expected that the niece of one of Hollywood's most evangelical actors, Kirk Cameron, and the daughter of equally proud Christian Candace Cameron Bure would been baptized as a child. But Natasha Bure was only officially admitted into the church at the age of 23.

In 2022, the star uploaded a clip of the ceremony at Southern California's Shepherd Church on her Instagram account, captioning it, "God is GOOD! Today was a special day." On her YouTube channel, Natasha included a bit more footage of her baptism and shared that the decision was a long time coming. While it was obviously an emotional moment for the Hallmark Channel regular, her mom was even more touched by the occasion. "I'm still crying my eyes out," remarked Candace in the comments section, adding, "Praise the Lord. This mama is overwhelmed by God's goodness and grace. I love you baby."

The "Full House" star has always been very vocal about her beliefs, telling Fox News in 2020 that her faith is the very foundation of her being. And a year later, she admitted to Us Weekly that she only has one stipulation for any man that her daughter brings home: he must love Jesus as much as she does.

Natasha Bure took a while to start dating

Along with the difficulty of making the right friends in her teenage years, Natasha Bure also struggled to find a member of the opposite sex she deemed worthy of going out with. In fact, "The Voice" contestant didn't start hitting the dating scene until she was an adult.

In her 2017 book, "Let's Be Real: Living Life as an Open and Honest You," the then-18-year-old Bure explained why she'd always remained single: "I've exclusively talked to a couple of guys I've liked a lot, but I've never really taken it to the next step of having a real relationship where we called each other 'boyfriend/girlfriend.' I simply haven't met a guy I've been interested in who shares my faith and values. It's not worth it to me to date someone who isn't like that. I think that it's okay if I don't find the boy of my dreams right away ..."

Bure did eventually have more luck finding guys who shared her faith and values. In 2021, Candace Cameron Bure told Closer Weekly her daughter had been making up for lost time, and that she couldn't be happier. The "Full House" star seemed to want things to progress even further: "I'm starting to be that annoying mom that's like, 'Come on ... I need grandchildren!' I mean, I need a husband for her first, but then grandchildren!"

She gets baby fever

It only seems like yesterday when a teenage Natasha Bure was appearing alongside her mother Candace Cameron Bure in Hallmark Channel movie "The Heart of Christmas." But the celebrity offspring is already thinking about having a kid of her own. Well, kinda.

In a interview with Us Weekly, the actor revealed that she initially had plans to follow the lead of her mom, not only in her professional life but her personal one, too. The "Full House" star gave birth to Natasha in 1998 when she was just 22, and the latter expected to be a married young parent at the same age. However, "The Voice" contestant is now super-relieved she has her freedom intact. Natasha shared that she often still gets baby fever, but these broody feelings soon pass: "I'm so obsessed with children, but it's usually for a time period. When I'm super busy, I'm like, 'I could never have a kid right now. That's too crazy.'"

Natasha's performance as expectant mother Jazzy in 2020 TV movie "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" made her realize even more that she wasn't ready for parenthood. Referring to the fake baby bump she had to sport, the star told Us Weekly, "I was obsessed with it. I was like, 'This needs to happen. I love it.' ... It was great, and that's enough for me right now. I just need to take care of myself first and then in the future, hopefully I take care of a baby."

Natasha Bure has cried over social media abuse

Natasha Bure has racked up more than half a million followers on Instagram and regularly vlogs her daily routine on YouTube. She's even danced with her mom on TikTok. But the Hallmark Channel regular's relationship with social media hasn't always been such a fruitful one. In fact, according to mother Candace Cameron Bure, the online world has often reduced her to tears.

Speaking to People in 2021, the "Fuller House" star revealed that she has seen her daughter crying in response to hurtful comments on the internet. Luckily, Candace, who has no qualms about putting haters in their place, knows exactly how to deal with such negativity: "... I do tell her, 'Listen a lot of times, people are writing mean things 'cause they're trying to poke the bear. They just want to get a rise out of you; they actually want attention. And they know they can get attention by being mean, so in that case it is good to ignore them.'"

In a separate chat with the same magazine, Natasha alluded to why she's so determined to maintain an online presence: "I just honestly try to use my platform to speak positively about different things and share my life authentically. If I can help anybody, whether that be a younger girl I could be a bigger sister to, just in any way, shape, or form, that's to me what's most important."

These two Bures have a telepathic sense of style

Natasha Bure and Candace Cameron Bure might have regularly been pictured wearing the same type of outfit. But according to the former, this is never an intentional effort to come across as twin sisters instead of daughter and mother. They just both have a telepathic sense of style.

In a 2021 talk with Us Weekly, "The Voice" contestant claimed that it's usually coincidence when she and her mom leave the house wearing almost the exact same thing: "I don't think we've ever, like, planned to match on anything. It's always been, like, we've shown up in the exact same outfit and we're like, 'Of course we do this.' Like, we don't even try and somehow it happens. And then I feel like people think we play into this whole twin thing and we're like, 'No, it's literally just our minds think alike.'"

Natasha may resemble her mom more than dad Valeri Bure on a physical and sartorial level. But it's a different story when it comes to her character, as Candace explained to Us Weekly: "I love when people think that we look alike because I think my daughter is stunning, and I just love spending time with her and being with her. ... I think we do look more like sisters than twinning, but she definitely has the personality of [Valeri] more than me."

Candace Cameron Bure's encouragement has meant a lot to Natasha

Turns out that Candace Cameron Bure can be something of a pushy mom. Take the time, for example, that daughter Natasha Bure performed an Elvis classic for chair-spinning talent show "The Voice" in 2016. In a joint chat with Forbes, the double threat revealed that she was strongly encouraged to show off her set of pipes despite her obvious nerves.

Natasha said, "I did not want to do that at all. I'm such a competitive person, and I'm very much a perfectionist. So the thought of getting eliminated or not singing perfectly on live television was so terrifying to me. I remember my mom literally saying, 'Just say yes. If it doesn't turn out the way you want, that's okay.'"

Luckily, things did turn out the way Natasha wanted, albeit briefly. She was chosen by judge Adam Levine to progress to the second round, but she was eliminated against Riley Elmore. Feeling the fear is a piece of advice that Candace has espoused throughout her daughter's upbringing. Natasha told Forbes about her mom, "One thing that stands out to me is she really pushed me when I was in early high school to say yes to any opportunity, and especially if it scares you or if it might be out of your comfort zone."

Natasha Bure is mortified by her appearance on The Voice

In 2016, Natasha Bure made her most concerted attempt to stand out from her famous mom when she appeared as a contestant on "The Voice." The star was only 17 when she graced the talent show with a rendition of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." And despite inspiring judge Adam Levine to spin his chair around, she now looks back on the experience as mortifying.

Speaking on "Conversations with Olivia Jade," a podcast hosted by the daughter of another "Full House" alum, Lori Loughlin, Natasha said, "I think I did a terrible job. I just hate that people would think that that's what I sound like compared to now. It was a good growing experience, but when people say they've watched it I'm like, 'I feel bad for you, I'm so sorry.'"

Natasha, who was eventually eliminated in the battle stage against Riley Elmore, also revealed that she didn't exactly enjoy the blind audition stage at the time, either: "Both performances I sobbed my eyes out probably 10 minutes before I went on. It was so out of my comfort zone — not the music part, but to be judged in that capacity," she told Olivia Jade. The daughter of Candace Cameron Bure has since largely kept her musical talents to herself, although she has occasionally uploaded clips of her singing to Instagram.

School was Natasha Bure's enemy

Candace Cameron Bure was already a household name in her mid-teens thanks to her role as D.J. Tanner in hit family sitcom "Full House." And around the same age, husband Valeri Bure was forging a path to the NHL. So it's perhaps little surprise that their daughter Natasha Bure didn't feel like she needed to head to college to achieve big things.

Speaking to Parade in 2019, "The Voice" singer revealed that further education had never been a priority growing up: "I just never thought that that'd be something that I would do. Mostly, because neither of my parents went to college, so I never really had that influence. When you're in the entertainment industry, it's very, very time-consuming. I felt like, for me, school was always the enemy."

Natasha, who by this point had already appeared in several Hallmark Channel movies alongside her mom, went on to explain why she developed such a grudge: "You have to have super, super good grades to be able to get a worker's permit to act, and so I just always felt like school wasn't on my side. Ultimately, I'm happy with my decision to just do my own thing."