Candace Cameron Bure Celebrates 40th Birthday: It Was A Tearful Day On ‘The View’

Candace Cameron Bure celebrated her 40th birthday today on The View. Needless to say, tears were flowing. Happy tears, that is!

It’s hard to believe little Donna Jo Tanner is the “big 4-0.” Wasn’t it just yesterday when she was listening to George Michael and hanging out with her friends… and Mr. Bear?

According to E! Online, the birthday tears were a result of a surprise concert, which included none other than her favorite band, For King and Country and Cameron Bure’s 17-year-old daughter, Natasha. Natasha sang “Priceless,” while her mom cried, sang, and danced along.

After the song ended, co-host Raven-Symone asked Natasha how her family was able to keep Candace in the dark, especially since she’s such a “mama hen,” Natasha replied, “Well, we are good secret keepers!”

That wasn’t all. The rest of Candace Cameron Bure’s family was there to help her celebrate. Wishing her well was husband Valeri Bure and sons Maksim and Lev.

When asked to say something about mom, one of her sons said it was incredible that she’s accomplished so much in 40 years. He also said she’s a great mom and the whole family is proud of her.

Candace’s husband, whom she started dating at 18, had this to say about the birthday girl.

It’s been a great journey…Happy birthday, sweetie! It’s been awesome, and we’re so happy to be here for you. We love you!”

The ladies at The View dedicated the entire show to the Fuller House favorite. After all, you only turn 40 once. There were lots of surprises and celebrity shout-outs, which made celebrating the milestone even more special.

In a recent interview on Brit + Co, Candace Cameron Bure tells readers she loved turning 30. Does that mean she’ll love being 40 even more? Unfortunately, at this stage in the game, it’s really hard to tell. Although it’s entirely possible she doesn’t mind getting older, because she’s in such good shape.

The birthday girl admits to working out at the gym five days a week. This is in addition to doing what she can at home. It may or may not be surprising to learn that if she weren’t a successful actress, she’d probably be a stuntwoman. Yes, a stuntwoman!

In fact, if you had the chance to watch the Fuller House wrestling episode, where she suddenly found herself transformed into “Mamacita del Amor,” Cameron Bure did all her own moves — even the scissor kick. Most surprising of all, it only took her two days to learn the moves.

As recently reported by Inquisitr, Candace Cameron Bure struggled with bulimia in the past. However, that struggle is seemingly behind her. You can read more about it in her 2011 memoir, Reshaping It All.

It was in 2010 that Candace Cameron Bure sought treatment for her eating disorder. Since that time, she’s done an excellent job of maintaining the correct weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

Do you find it somewhat hard to believe that little D.J. Tanner just turned 40? Have you continued to follow her career all these years? If so, what is your favorite thing about Candace Cameron Bure? Feel free to leave your comments below.

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