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Originally posted 04/14/2011 03:15PM
It's been a long road to recovery for Jodie Sweetin, who battled with alcohol and meth addiction on and off for more than a decade.
But the former Full House actress, 29, whose obstacles were chronicled in her 2009 memoir unSweetined, says she wants to focus on the future and let her two daughters, Zoie, 3, and Beatrix, 8 months, know her for the person she is today.
"[My struggles are] pretty much in the past," Sweetin told PEOPLE at Zoie's birthday party Wednesday, at L.A.'s Sweet E's Bakeshop. "Hopefully, it'll never be anything my kids have to be a part of. I wish I hadn't gone through that, but I did."
Originally posted 01/20/2011 03:05PM
Chances are, if you're between the ages of 8 and 88, you've seen Jodie Sweetin on TV.
The actress grew up onscreen playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House, (which wrapped in 1995 but remains a rerun staple) and fans have followed both her troubles and triumphs ever since.
Far less is known about her beau, Morty Coyle, who popped the question to Sweetin – "a complete surprise," she says – at her 29th birthday party on Jan. 18. PEOPLE recently got to know him, and the couple's baby girl, Beatrix, at their home in L.A.
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Originally posted 01/19/2011 01:05PM
Jodie Sweetin got a huge surprise gift at her 29th birthday party in Los Angeles Tuesday night – an engagement ring!
The actress's partner, Morty Coyle, proposed to her in front of all their party guests at the Kibitz Room in Los Angeles.
"It was a complete surprise," Sweetin tells PEOPLE. "We are just thrilled and I am in shock still!"
Originally posted 11/23/2010 09:00AM
While Bristol Palin and Jennifer Grey battle it out for this season's Dancing with the Stars title, another star is hoping to make her own bid for the ballroom.
"I really want to do the show," Jodie Sweetin tells PEOPLE. "I just want to dance, but the fact that it would be on camera, and I'd get to have my hair and makeup done and wear those costumes? Awesome!"
It wouldn't be the first time she's danced on television. Sweetin, who shows off her baby girl Beatrix in this week's issue of PEOPLE, began taking tap and ballet classes as a 3-year-old girl, and when she starred on Full House, the writers would incorporate dancing into her role.
Originally posted 09/01/2010 10:30AM
Jodie Sweetin has a full house of her own.
The actress, 28, welcomed her second child, a baby girl named Beatrix, on Tuesday with her boyfriend Morty Coyle.
"Jodie was amazing and is doing great," Coyle tells PEOPLE. "We are now the proud, excited parents of Miss Beatrix Carlin Sweetin Coyle."
Beatrix, whom her dad is already calling "Bea," is the couple's first child together. Sweetin also has a 2-year-old daughter, Zoie, with ex-husband Cody Herpin.
Beatrix made her debut at 7 lbs., 4 oz. and 19 inches long.
Originally posted 04/30/2010 06:10PM
Jodie Sweetin is going to be a mom again.
The actress – who has a 2-year-old daughter, Zoie, with ex-husband Cody Herpin – is expecting a baby with her boyfriend of one year, Morty Coyle. She’s due later this year.
"They’re happy," Sweetin’s rep Stella Alex tells PEOPLE, adding that the actress, who has struggled with addiction, "is in a good place."
Originally posted 07/08/2009 02:05PM
After some rocky times, the future is looking brighter for former Full House star Jodie Sweetin.
Last November, Sweetin filed for legal separation from husband Cody Herpin and later faced accusations of a substance abuse relapse, but now Sweetin is looking forward to quality time with her daughter and says "things are going really well."
"[Cody and I] have managed to work things out a little bit better," Sweetin, 27, told reporters Tuesday night at the launch party for Op's new ad campaign at Mel's Diner in West Hollywood. "We share custody right now and it's going really well."
Originally posted 02/09/2009 12:50PM
Jodie Sweetin has tested clear of drugs, her attorney Wilma Presley tells PEOPLE. The drug test had been ordered by an Orange County, Calif., court for both the Full House star and her estranged husband Cody Herpin.
"Her test is good, it's clear," Presley said.
Herpin also tested clear of drugs, his attorney Robert Benevente said. "Cody voluntarily took a hair follicle test and tested clean."
Both Sweetin, 27, and Herpin, 31, accompanied by their lawyers, arrived in court for a custody hearing Monday. The judge asked that the attorneys for both sides briefly meet in private before resuming the hearing.
Originally posted 01/15/2009 01:00PM
Jodie Sweetin is speaking out for the first time about her estranged husband's allegations in court papers that she had a substance abuse relapse – and media speculation about her recovery.
"There are a lot of things being said about my using that are not going on right now," Sweetin, 26, tells PEOPLE exclusively in the new issue. "I want to make it known that I am absolutely, 100 percent sober."
The former Full House star and recovering alcoholic and meth addict – who showed off her new baby girl Zoie on the cover of PEOPLE in June – admits she did have one relapse over the summer when she drank several glasses of wine with dinner.
Originally posted 01/07/2009 08:00AM
Jodie Sweetin and estranged husband Cody Herpin "are working hard to avoid a protracted custody battle," the actress's lawyer tells PEOPLE.
The former Full House star, 26, and Herpin, 31, attended their first joint mediation session this week at an Orange County, Calif., court.
"They're trying to work things out regarding the sharing of their child," attorney Wilma Presley says. "As far as reconciliation as a couple goes, in family law, you just never know."
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