For former Full House star Jodie Sweetin, it appears to be a case of, “Strike three and you’re out!” As the news hit today about her separation from husband number three.
Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on the long running sitcom Full House, has filed for legal separation from her current husband Morty Coyle after just over a year of marriage.
People magazine reports that court documents filed in a Los Angeles court show that the actress has cited irreconcilable differences and is seeking custody of the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Beatrix.
According to TMZ, the petition asks for her to retain ownership of their 2000 Toyota Avalon and for her and Coyle to split a $200 credit card balance.
The 31 year-old Sweetin and Coyle got married in March 2012, and the two kept their marriage secret until after their one-year anniversary. They were engaged in January 2011, when Coyle proposed at Sweetin’s birthday party.
This is the actress’ third marriage. She has another daughter, Zoie, with ex-husband Cody Herpin.
Sweetin started her career as a four-year-old, appearing in an Oscar Mayer hot dog commercial. Her first acting role was in the sitcom Valerie in 1987 where she played Pamela, the niece of Mrs. Poole (Edie McClurg).
In 1987, Jeff Franklin cast her as Stephanie Tanner in Full House and she was on the show until it finished in 1995. This has become her most famous role to date. After the show’s finale, Sweetin graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 1999 and attended Chapman University in Orange, California.
Sweetin is a recovering drug addict who started using methamphetamine after the Full House sitcom ended because she was “bored.” In 2009, Sweetin wrote her autobiography titled unSweetined, which chronicled her downward spiral of alcohol and drug abuse that began with the ending of Full House.
In one passage of the book, Sweetin talks of breaking into tears while addressing a crowd at Wisconsin’s Marquette University about growing up on television and about how much her life had improved since getting sober. Throughout the entire speech she was coming down from a two-day bender of methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy.
Hopefully this third strike for Jodie Sweetin won’t equate her returning to drugs. If she can call a time out in the relationship arena for a bit, she will hopefully not “backslide” into drug use.
In 2002 the, then, 20 year-old Sweetin married her first husband, Los Angeles Police officer Shaun Holguin. Her fellow Full House castmate Candace Cameron served as her matron of honor. Cameron’s daughter, Natasha, served as a flower girl. Sweetin and Holguin got a divorce in 2006.
Sweetin then met Cody Herpin who was a film transportation coordinator, through friends. The two began dating in May 2007. On July 14, 2007, the two were were married in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they have a daughter, Zoie Laurelmae Herpin, who was born on April 12, 2008.
On November 19, 2008, Jodie Sweetin filed for legal separation from Herpin.Their divorce was finalized on April 20, 2010.
After Jodie finished working on Full House, she came back to television and hosted the second season of the Fuse TV show Pants-Off Dance-Off. Sweetin starred in a TV pilot titled Small Bits of Happiness which was a dark comedy centered around a suicide prevention specialist. The show won Best Comedy at the 3rd Annual Independent Television Festival, in Los Angeles.
In 2009, Sweetin focused on independent films, and appeared in two; Port City and Redefining Love. In 2011, she appeared in five webisodes of the internet show Can’t Get Arrested. Then in 2012, she appeared as Leia in the television movie Singled Out.
With Jodie Sweetin striking out for the third time on her third relationship, she must be feeling out of sorts in the marriage department. It might benefit her to think very carefully before she steps up to the plate, or altar, again.
By Michael Smith