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Candace Cameron Bure Reveals Why She Left The View After Two Seasons

Candace Cameron Bure is leaving The View, but in her defense, she does have a long commute!

Stopping by PEOPLE Now, the Fuller House star opened up about her shocking announcement on Thursday, where she told The View audience that she’s leaving the show.

“Honestly, it’s the travel,” Cameron Bure, 40, says. “I have traveled coast to coast every single week so I could be at home on the weekends with my family, and then back to work in New York during the week.”

“I’ve enjoyed the experience so much,” she adds. “I really grew and learned a lot from the show, but I’m happy to be able to spend more time in LA and do more of my full-time jobs there.”

Addressing her departure on The View Thursday, Cameron Bure admitted that she tried to be “superwoman” and juggle the hectic schedule, but ultimately it became too much on her — including husband of 20 years Valeri Bure, 42, and their three children: daughter Natasha, 18, and sons Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started The View, I had already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,” she told the audience. “And because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”

“It’s a lot,” Cameron Bure added. “I’ve tried to be superwoman and I’m going to not try anymore.”

The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.

Earlier this morning, Candace Cameron Bure made a big announcement on “The View.”

She told viewers, “It’s a little bittersweet today because I’m announcing that I will be leaving ‘The View.’”

Bure, who had been a co-host on the show for less than two seasons, also revealed the reason for her exit. “It wasn’t an easy decision. Before I started ‘The View,’ I had already had my commitments to ‘Fuller House’ and my work with the Hallmark Channel… Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.” Watch!

Though her contract on “The View” was renewed, her show “Fuller House” was picked up for another season on Netflix. Her packed schedule also played a part in her difficult decision. “The commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well. I want to make sure that I am able to spend as much time with my children.”

After the announcement, Bure made sure to show her appreciation to her co-hosts. She shared, “I thank everybody — Whoopi , Joy — for welcoming me to this table. I’ve learned so much from you and I’m so grateful for you… I tried to be Superwoman, but I’m going to not try anymore.”

Executive producer Candi Carter had similar sentiments about Candace, saying, “On behalf of everyone at ‘The View,’ it’s been a pleasure working with Candace, a devoted mother, talented actress, and passionate co-host who never hesitated to speak her mind. We are thrilled for her success with ‘Fuller House’ and her Hallmark movies. She will always be a part of ‘The View’ family and we will gladly welcome her back to the show to support her with all of her endeavors.”

Candace Cameron Bure to Leave ‘The View’

Candace Cameron Bure will leave”The View,” the latest of a long series of shifts of on-air personnel at the ABC daytime talk show.

The actress, who joined the program in 2015, said at the opening of Thursday’s broadcast that her deepening commitments to act in the Netflix series “Fuller House” and in projects backed by the Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries cable networks had created a conflict. She regularly commutes from the west coast for her duties on the New York-based “View,” she said, and needed to consider her family’s needs in the situation.

With her departure, “” will feature six different co-hosts, rather than the eight with which it began its current season. In October, Raven-Symoné said she would leave the show by the end of 2016 to develop a spinoff of her popular Disney Channel series, “That’s So Raven.”

ABC has been seeking ways to winnow down the program’s unwieldy number of on-air personnel. Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila, Sunny Hostin and moderator Whoopi Goldberg also appear regularly on the show. During TV’s November sweeps period, “The View” topped one of its nearest rivals, CBS’ “The Talk,” in total viewers and female viewers between 25 and 54 and 18 and 49.

During the show’s first segment Thursday, Cameron Bure thanked Joy Behar and in particular, along with the show’s other hosts. She also gave nods to Barbara Fedida, senior vice president of talent development for ABC News, and Brian Teta, co-executive producer of “The View.”

Candace Cameron Bure’s days on The View may be over, but fans will never forget the emotional, honest and controversial conversations she brought to the table for two seasons.

The Fuller House star co-hosted her final episode of the talk show on Friday, just one day after she announced she was leaving to focus on other projects.

“I really have learned so much and I will take it with me forever,” Bure said during Friday’s episode. “This show is legendary and to think that I have been a part of it is really incredible.”

From a surprise birthday bash to a shocking walk off set, ET’s breaking down the actress’ most memorable moments on the popular ABC show.

WATCH: Candace Cameron Bure Leaves ‘The View’ After Two Seasons

1. When she battled it out with former co-host Raven-Symoné.

Last July, the two got into a heated debate while discussing Sweet Cakes, an Oregon bakery that was facing a $135,000 fine for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Bure claimed that the bakery should not face a fine for violating Oregon’s anti-discrimination law, while Raven-Symone thought the opposite.

“I don’t think this is discrimination at all,” Bure explained. “This is about freedom of association, it’s about constitutional rights, it’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”

“I refuse to associate myself with you right now,” Raven-Symoné responded, throwing major shade by looking Bure up and down and rolling her eyes. “Is that OK?”

2. When she was incredibly candid on her past struggles with an eating disorder.

@TheView just asked which is better, anorexia or bulimia? The response was bulimia because you get to eat… #edkills#wtf#notlaughing

— Jenn McCartney (@jmmccartney) November 19, 2015

When co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar began making jokes on whether it was better to be bulimic or anorexic last November, Bure, who previously suffered from bulimia, cautioned them to be careful when discussing the serious disease.

“Please know that while this is in jest, as someone who has dealt with eating disorders, I don’t want to make light of anyone that has it,” she said. “I can joke about it because I’ve been there.”

“I knew I had a problem, but again, it’s like being on a runaway train and you wanna get off but you don’t know how to get off,” Bure later told ET during a sit-down interview in May. “I kind of lost my identity in a sense and what happened was I turned to food for comfort when my husband was traveling and when I was alone. I had a very unhealthy relationship with food that turned into bulimia.”

“I dealt with it for several years but it wasn’t about body image and trying to feel good — it was about trying to find comfort or fill voids within myself,” she added.

3. That time her 18-year-old daughter, Natasha, surprised her onstage.

The moment @candacecbure’s daughter @natashabure surprised her on stage with @4KingandCountry! https://t.co/9uEl1kH6V1

— The View (@TheView) April 6, 2016

The former Dancing With the Stars contestant turned 40 in April, celebrating the special day with a sexy routine on The View with pro dancers Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy. The real highlight of the show, however, was when Natasha surprised her mother by performing a song with Christian pop duo King & Country. The sweet moment left Bure teary-eyed!

4. Her touching reaction to last year’s devastating mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

The California native couldn’t hold back tears while talking about the tragic shooting that killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center. “I’m a mom who misses her kids on the other coast,” Bure said. “I’m from California and just close to the situation, but here’s where I stand. I’m a conservative person — I believe in our Second Amendment rights, but there has to be something that is sensible between both parties, that people who are allowed to get guns should have training and shouldn’t be on lists. They need to come to a common ground and have some sensible gun laws, while protecting our Second Amendment rights.”

“I called my son this morning, and I said, ‘Do you feel safe today?'” she continued. “I wanted to open the door to hear how he was emotionally feeling, and then I thought, maybe it wasn’t the right way to question him because maybe I’m invoking fear into him and maybe he wasn’t thinking about it, and so I don’t know how to ask as a parent.”

5. When she was seemingly so upset by a comment that she walked off set.

It all began when co-host Whoopi Goldberg and guest Sunny Hosting started chatting about whether Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscars boycott was the right thing to do following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in January. Uninterested in participating in the conversation, Bure — a longtime advocate for Christianity — turned to Behar and asked, “Hi, Joy. How are you?”

Goldberg immediately snapped at Bure, saying, “Well, you know what, I talk about God, you gotta about these damn movies.” The show then went into a commercial break, and when cameras were back on the panel of hosts, Bure was nowhere to be found.

Later, however, she clarified via Twitter that she did not leave the set due to the intense discussion, but because she wasn’t feeling well.

I left the show today b/c I didnt feel well, not because of the discussion. Saw the Doctor- low blood sugar & tested positive for fluB. 🤒

— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 19, 2016

WATCH: Candace Cameron Bure Co-Hosts Her Final Episode of ‘The View’ a Day After Announcing Exit

When Candace Cameron Bure announced she was leaving The View in 2016, the actress claimed it was because she was too busy. In a recent interview on The Wendy Williams Show, however, the Fuller House star made it seem like there was more to the story.

The segment began with Candace talking about Fuller House and what it was like playing D.J. Tanner in the ’90s. As Candace started discussing her decision to focus her career on “family entertainment,” Wendy couldn’t help but ask whether she missed her gig at The View.

“I don’t miss The View at all,” Candace responded. “I love being on talk shows, I love hosting talk shows, but that was a hard job every single day, talking politics.”

The easiest part of being a panelist on The View, she says, was getting to talk about her faith. Overall though, it doesn’t sound like she will be returning anytime soon.

“I’m happy right now not to be on that show and talk about lighter topics right now,” she remarked.

Candace was on The View for one year between 2015 and 2016. Since leaving the show, she’s been busy working on Fuller House, various Hallmark Christmas and mystery movies, and, of course, enjoying time with her three kids. Most recently, she’s starred in Hallmark’s A Shoe’s Addict’s Christmas, which premiered on November 25.

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Candace Cameron Bure Says She Doesn’t Miss ‘Talking About Politics’ During Her Time on The View

Nearly three years after giving up her co-hosting duties on The View, Candace Cameron Bure is reflecting on her short time on the daytime talk show.

During an appearance on Tamron Hall on Tuesday, the Fuller House star, 43, opened up about her decision to leave The View and how it has impacted her life since.

“I don’t miss it,” she told Hall, 49. “I miss the people. I’ll be honest, I’m going to hop over after the show and go say ‘hi’ because they all are friends and feel like buddies. But I don’t miss talking about politics every day. I want to stay in happy land. I want to be in a bubble where I just want to be kind and respectful and love on people.”

In December 2016, Cameron Bure — who joined The View as a co-host in 2015 for the show’s 19th season — announced that she would be leaving the daytime talkshow after co-hosting for two seasons.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started The View, I had already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,” she said in 2016. “And because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”

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“The commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well,” she said. “And I want to make sure that I’m able to spend at much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent.”

“It’s a lot,” she added. “I’ve tried to be Superwoman, and I’m going to not try anymore.”

Ultimately, Cameron Bure said the travel became too much for her and took her away from her family — including husband of 23 years Valeri Bure, 45, and their three children: daughter Natasha, 21, and sons Lev, 19, and Maksim, 17.

— The View (@TheView) December 8, 2016

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But Cameron Bure has kept herself busy with over 20 Hallmark films and with the fifth and final season of Netflix’s Fuller House, which will drop on Friday.

“It’s like saying goodbye to my best friend,” Cameron Bure told Hall of saying goodbye to her Fuller House character, D.J. Tanner. “I have had such an incredible journey with Full House and now Fuller House. I’m so sad that it’s ended, but so happy that it happened.

“We have had such an incredible fan base for over 30 years,” she continued. “I never stopped hearing about Full House or D.J. Tanner wherever I went. Even when I took off and wasn’t working for 10 years to stay home and raise my kids, there was still so much Full House love. We knew that we still had something that fans wanted to see. I think we kind of started that nostalgia train with all the shows because ours was the first that hit and did really well. I’m so grateful for it.”

The fifth season will also explore more of D.J. Tanner (Cameron Bure) and Steve Hale (Scott Weinger)’s rekindled love story, what the future holds for Kimmy and her on-again, off-again husband Fernando (Juan Pablo Di Pace), and the rest of the family as they grow up and grow older.

Of course, the final season would not be complete without original cast members Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, who also make an appearance in the new trailer.

“So much love, so much heart, it’s all about family,” Cameron Bure said of the final season. “Not necessarily the family that you’re born into, it’s the people you surround yourself with, it’s the people who are there to support you and that’s what this show is all about.”

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It’s been three years since Candace Cameron Bure’s time on The View came to an end. The Full House star served in the role from 2015 to 2016 but is now taking some time to look back on her run with the daytime talk show. Despite missing the people she worked with, Bure tells PEOPLE that she doesn’t miss the job. The reason for that has to do with talking about politics and all the negative headlines.

“But I don’t miss talking about politics every day. I want to stay in happy land,” she said. “I want to be in a bubble where I just want to be kind and respectful and love on people.”

She added that she enjoyed the cast and crew involved with the show, so the decision to walk away “wasn’t an easy decision.” Most of it had to do with her commitments to Fuller House and all of her work with the Hallmark Channel.

“And because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows,” she added.

When the news first broke in 2016 that she was leaving, Bure said she “learned so much and I’ll take it with me forever.”

“This show is legendary and to think that I will have been a part of it is really incredible, so I’m very blessed and thankful for the opportunity that I had,” she shared.

Bure currently finds herself front and center across many television sets across the country as the Hallmark Channel is in the midst of its Christmas movie release schedule. Bure’s newest movie this season was Christmas Town.

She has said on multiple occasions that her work on the Hallmark Channel is some of the most strenuous work she has done in her career. A recent article on Good Housekeeping touched on this.

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“The reality of making them is a much tougher job than Fuller House or any other series, really,” she said in the interview. “This is definitely some of the hardest work that I do because they’re such a grind: long hours, quick turnaround, putting on your happy face every day, and going out there to make Christmas happen.”

Bure also has wrapped up filming what will be the final season of the Netfflix reboot of Full House. The final season of Fuller House, which comes out Friday, will mark the end to the iconic television series and her character, D.J. Tanner.

Candace Cameron Bure is one of the many women who have sat at the Hot Topics table on “The View” and, from the sound of it, she has no regrets about walking away from it.

From 2015-2016, the TV star was one of the regular co-hosts, before she left to concentrate on the “Fuller House” Netflix series and a string of Hallmark movies.

While she was happy to talk about transitioning over to “family entertainment” full-time Tuesday on “The Wendy Williams Show,” the host used it as a way to ask her what we really wanted to know.

“I’ve chosen to be in family entertainment, that has been an intentional decision on my part,” Bure explained. “I never wanted to go down a dark road, even as an actress.”

Williams saw that as the perfect moment to ask, “Miss ‘The View’?”

After calling out her smooth topic transition, Bure answered. “I don’t miss ‘The View,’ at all,” she explained. “I love being on talk shows, I love hosting talk shows but that was a hard job every single day, talking politics.”

Wendy then asked it it was hard to also talk about Christianity so much on the show, something which sparked one especially memorable battle with Raven-Symone.

“That was the easiest part for me, to be able to talk about my faith and share my faith,” Bure replied. “I’m happy right now not to be on that show and talk about lighter topics right now,” she added, with a laugh.

Williams then asked if she’s ever faced criticism or professional repercussions for her beliefs in the past.

“I have experienced discrimination in the faith department for sure, in my career, but I don’t experience it as much now,” she explained. “I think because so many people know me for it, I think they look to me for my faith. If they’re not looking for that, they don’t hire me.”

She added that she has been booked to appear as a guest for shows in the past, only to then “get canceled a few days before,” because of her beliefs. “The booker would go, ‘Oh yeah, we don’t want her on.’ I had that happen a handful of times.”

Season 4 of “Fuller House” hits Netflix December 14, 2018.

“Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure spent about a year as a co-host on “The View” before announcing she was leaving the show in 2016. Now three years on from the decision, she is taking time to look back at her tenure on the show.

“I don’t miss it,” she said on the “Tamron Hall Show” on Tuesday. “I miss the people. I’ll be honest, I’m going to hop over after the show and go say ‘hi’ because they all are friends and feel like buddies. But I don’t miss talking about politics every day. I want to stay in happy land. I want to be in a bubble where I just want to be kind and respectful and love on people.”

She explained her decision to leave “The View” back in 2016. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started ‘The View,’ I had already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,” she said at the time.

“And because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”

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“The commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well,” she continued. “And I want to make sure that I’m able to spend at much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent.”“It’s a lot,” she added. “I’ve tried to be Superwoman, and I’m going to not try anymore.”

Cameron Bure has remained very busy as an actress, appearing in over 20 Hallmark movies and co-starring in “Fuller House” on Netflix. The final season of that show hits the streaming service on Friday.

She also talked to Hall about ending “Fuller House.”

“It’s like saying goodbye to my best friend,” Cameron Bure said about ending her role as D.J. Tanner. “I have had such an incredible journey with ‘Full House’ and now ‘Fuller House.’ I’m so sad that it’s ended, but so happy that it happened.

“We have had such an incredible fan base for over 30 years,” she continued. “I never stopped hearing about ‘Full House’ or D.J. Tanner wherever I went. Even when I took off and wasn’t working for 10 years to stay home and raise my kids, there was still so much ‘Full House’ love. We knew that we still had something that fans wanted to see. I think we kind of started that nostalgia train with all the shows because ours was the first that hit and did really well. I’m so grateful for it.”

Candace Cameron Bure stars in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, playing a woman whose struggles to find love and a fulfilling career come to an unexpected head when she’s accidentally locked in a department store on Christmas Eve. When a guardian angel appears to her, she ends up revisiting her own past, present and future Christmases, and comes to some surprising conclusions about her life—and her relationship with her neighbor (Luke McFarlane).

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In real life, the 42-year-old actress has been married to her Russian-born husband Valeri Bure for more than 20 years. Here’s everything you need to know about their love story.

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Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone in the long-running ABC sitcom, introduced his co-star—then Candace Cameron—to her future husband, although inadvertently. According to Bustle, Dave was taking part in a charity hockey game in 1995, and invited the show’s entire cast to watch the game. Candace saw Valeri on the ice, and was immediately attracted to him, according to an interview with Huffington Post. When the pair started talking, it turned out that Valeri was a fan of Full House, and the couple went on their first date the very next day. Valeri later gave Dave a signed hockey stick as a gift, with a note that read, “Thanks for Candace.”

The couple married on June 22, 1996, and have three children. Their daughter Natasha was born in 1998, and their two sons, Lev and Maksim, were born in 2000 and 2002.

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Jesus is “the backbone” of their marriage.

In a 2018 interview with People, Candace opened up about the importance of faith in her marriage. “The reality is, the glue for us is Jesus,” she said. “It’s the Bible. You know, when there are arguments or we’re compromising, it’s always like, ‘Well, let’s just go back to the Bible.’ It’s the foundation for us. So it’s not about winning or losing, but doing this journey together.”

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In her 2013 book Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose, Candace discussed the dynamics of her marriage. “My husband is a natural born leader,” she wrote. “I quickly learned that I had to find a way of honoring his take-charge personality and not get frustrated about his desire to have the final decision on just about everything. I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.”

She’s a hands-on parent.

Candace told People that she believes in engaging with her kids “constantly.” “I talk with them nonstop from really kind of intense and deep conversations to the fluffy stuff and the day-to-day,” she explained. “It’s important to let them know that you’re there for them no matter what. As a mom, I’m always going to have an opinion, but not in a judgmental way, if that makes sense. I’m going to give my best advice as a mother, or my husband as a father. But we want to be open enough that they don’t feel scared to be able to talk to us.”

The couple just celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.

Candace posted a touching tribute to her husband on June 22 of this year, which marked their 22nd wedding anniversary. “There really is something special about growing old together,” she wrote. “I love you even more today than I did on our wedding day simply because I KNOW you, 24 years in the making. We’ve refined each other which only happens through sifting out the ugly to get to the beautiful.”

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