Jodie Sweetin has found her light once again! The “Fuller House” star was luminous on the dance floor when the Season 22 “Dancing With the Stars” contestant performed her Week 3 routine, celebrating her most memorable year.
“My most memorable year has been this past year of my life,” Jodie told her partner, Keo Motsepe, in her video package, revealing that she was attributing her dance to the “Full House” reboot.
According to the actress, her life shifted dramatically in 1995 when “Full House” was canceled and she turned to drugs and alcohol. But the former addict has since defeated her demons and is celebrating being five years sober — in addition to the return of the iconic sitcom.
“To see Jodie come out of her dark place and make it to the other side is completely inspiring,” Jodie’s “Fuller House” co-star Lori Loughlin, who portrays Aunt Becky, said. But she isn’t the only one of Jodie’s cast mates inspired by the mother-of-two’s strength and courage.
“I think that’s her biggest accomplishment — is that she’s incredibly real and that’s one of the things that I love most about her,” Bob Saget, who plays Danny Tanner, added.
With tears in her eyes, Jodie explained to Keo that when she was younger she had a bright light within her that was dimmed. “I just remember my mom saying to me, ‘Your light shines again.’ And so doing this dance I get to shine again. I dimmed my light for a long time and I don’t feel like I have to do that anymore.”
Jodie received high praises and a high score from the judges, earning a 23 out of 30 for her emotional foxtrot.
Judge Bruno Tonioli told Jodie her routine was “a dream,” adding it was brought to the next level with the powerhouse vocals behind the Week 3 performance.
But judge Carrie Ann Inaba disagreed. “I think that performance came from you,” she said, crediting only Jodie for the performance. “That was the most inspiring performance of the night. Thank you for sharing your story and turning it into something so gorgeous.”
Jodie explained to co-host Erin Andrews that it was incredible being able to share her story on the dance floor. “I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful moment,” she stated.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.