Jerry O’Connell says his wife Rebecca Romjin was ‘bummed’ by ‘betrayal’ in ex John Stamos’ memoir… but admits dishing the dirt ‘sells books’ and ‘we’re all in a business’


Jerry O’Connell has revealed how his wife Rebecca Romjin felt about her ‘betrayal’ in her ex-husband John Stamos‘ juicy new memoir. 

His remarks come after the Full House star, 60, penned a scathing portrayal of his past marriage to Romjin, 51, in his book, If You Would Have Told Me, released in October.

While promoting the project, the father-of-one even told Howard Stern he felt ’emasculated’ while his first wife’s career eclipsed his and by the end of their marriage he ‘couldn’t believe how much’ he ‘hated her.’

In response to Stamos’ declarations, O’Connell gave an interview saying his swipes at Romjin were ‘a little scary.’ 

”You know, it’s not my place to comment on how do I feel about it, you know? I can tell you how my wife felt about it, okay?’ he told TMZ. ‘And from what I observed my wife was bummed out. I think it was a bummer for my wife.’

Jerry O'Connell has revealed how is wife Rebecca Romjin felt about her 'betrayal' in her ex-husband John Stamos ' juicy new memoir

Jerry O’Connell has revealed how is wife Rebecca Romjin felt about her ‘betrayal’ in her ex-husband John Stamos ‘ juicy new memoir

Entitled If You Would Have Told Me, the book was published in October and contained a scathing portrayal of John and Rebecca's marriage; John and Rebecca pictured 2003

Entitled If You Would Have Told Me, the book was published in October and contained a scathing portrayal of John and Rebecca’s marriage; John and Rebecca pictured 2003

He was equally frank while promoting the book (pictured), telling Howard Stern he felt 'emasculated' while Rebecca's career eclipsed his

He was equally frank while promoting the book (pictured), telling Howard Stern he felt ’emasculated’ while Rebecca’s career eclipsed his

He iterated: ‘I can’t speak on my wife’s emotions, I can just tell you what I observed and I think my wife was disappointed.’

His interviewers compared Romjin’s situation to that of Justin Timberlake, who was recently trashed in Britney Spears‘ memoir The Woman In Me. 

Looking at the situation broadly, Jerry acknowledged that ‘that Timberlake-Britney Spears stuff, it sells books. I mean, this is – we’re all in a business.’

He pointed to members of the British Royal Family, including the King and Prince William, whom Prince Harry raked over the coals in his book Spare.

‘How do all these people feel? They’re bummed out. I think it’s shock. I think it’s a betrayal,’ said the 49-year-old Sliders actor.

Jerry previously said the remarks about Rebecca in John’s book struck him as ‘a little scary.

‘My family was recently mentioned in a tell-all and you know it’s a little scary, but I mean people got to make a living, I guess, it just happens,’ O’Connell told TMZ, in a separate interview, on Thursday. ‘We live in a time where people just want to know these things.

‘I don’t think I will ever write a tell-all – I think I’m gonna take some secrets to the grave – but people love them.’

The Crossing Jordan star and Berkeley, California-born beauty, 51, tied the knot two years after her split from Stamos, 60, who she was wed to from 1998 to 2005. 

Jerry previously said the inflammatory remarks about Rebecca in John's book struck him as 'a little scary,' and that he doesn't think he'll ever pen one himself

Jerry previously said the inflammatory remarks about Rebecca in John’s book struck him as ‘a little scary,’ and that he doesn’t think he’ll ever pen one himself 

Stamos spoke negatively about his marriage to Romijn in If You Would Have Told Me, the memoir he released in October. Pictured last week in Miami Beach, Florida

Stamos spoke negatively about his marriage to Romijn in If You Would Have Told Me, the memoir he released in October. Pictured last week in Miami Beach, Florida

O’Connell and Romijn are parents to 14-year-old twin daughters Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose, who celebrate their birthdays later this month.

The actor, who has been seen in films including Jerry Maguire and Stand By Me, was asked by the outlet if people who write tell-alls should give advance notice to the people they are mentioning in the book.

‘Someone that my wife was previously married to wrote a book and we did not get a heads-up,’ he said, without mentioning Stamos’ name. ‘Should they give someone a heads-up?’

‘I have never been previously married so I can’t speak from experience, but let’s just say God forbid, my wife and I split up and I wrote a tell-all about my wife … there wouldn’t be anything to tell, we’re older and it would be pretty boring.’

He joked that the content of a book about their lives would be about how they stop their children from vaping or failing geometry, adding, ‘You want to read that in a tell-all?’

O’Connell said he ‘would probably’ alert Romijn to whatever he said if he did pen a tell-all.

During an appearance on the CBS’ show, The Talk, last month, O’Connell refrained from getting into detail about Stamos’ comments about Romijn because ‘there are children involved.’ 

He said: ‘My wife’s ex-husband recently wrote a biography, and it referred to my wife in a negative manner. And a lot of people have asked me about that in press, and it would be easy for me to say, “Screw you, how dare you ask me that?”‘

O'Connell said, 'My family was recently mentioned in a tell-all and you know it’s a little scary, but I mean people got to make a living, I guess, it just happens'

O’Connell said, ‘My family was recently mentioned in a tell-all and you know it’s a little scary, but I mean people got to make a living, I guess, it just happens’

O’Connell, speaking on the CBS show The Talk November 13, said that he's refrained from getting into detail about Stamos' comments about Romijn because 'there are children involved'

O’Connell, speaking on the CBS show The Talk November 13, said that he’s refrained from getting into detail about Stamos’ comments about Romijn because ‘there are children involved’ 

O¿Connell and Romijn, 51, tied the knot in 2007, two years after her split from Stamos, 60, who she was wed to from 1998 to 2005

Stamos was pictured last month in NYC

O’Connell and Romijn, 51, tied the knot in 2007, two years after her split from Stamos, 60, who she was wed to from 1998 to 2005

O’Connell said that commenting on the Stamos remarks would ‘be bringing the attention to a situation that I don’t want to feed into.

‘There’s children involved, teenage children who read everything on the Internet; so you don’t want to feed that fire,’ O’Connell said, receiving applause from the studio audience.

In an interview with People on October 19 while promoting his new memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, Stamos said he was embittered toward Romijn during the end of their marriage.

‘In my mind back then, she was the Devil, and I just hated her,’ Stamos told the publication. ‘I couldn’t believe how much I hated her, and it ruined my life.’

He later added: ‘It was very much the opinion that she dumped me because her career was going great and mine wasn’t, and that’s humiliating. 

‘I don’t blame her for it. It was just the perception that people took, and maybe they weren’t wrong. She was doing great at that time and I wasn’t.’

Last month, O’Connell revealed that he and his spouse did not get warning from the Full House star before he wrote about them in his new memoir. 

While appearing on Access Hollywood in October, O’Connell told hosts Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover that he and his wife found out about the book after it was already released.

The actor said that he’s refrained from getting into detail about Stamos’ comments about Romijn because ‘there are children involved,’ as and he and Romijn are parents to 14-year-old twin daughters Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose

‘We don’t get any warning,’ he said. ‘We find out just like anyone else.’

O’Connell then declined to comment on whether or not his wife was shocked by the comments Stamos made about their divorce in his book – which was released October 24.

‘It’s not really my place to say,’ he said in response to the question. ‘I would rather my wife talk about that. My wife and I are getting along so well today.’ 

In his new memoir, Stamos spoke candidly about his ‘failed’ first marriage with the former model.

In the People interview, Stamos also revealed that he was ‘shattered’ after they ended their seven-year marriage and said he ‘hated her’ during their divorce.

The General Hospital vet confessed: ‘My first marriage was shattering to me. I was shattered for way too long, too.

‘I mean, a year, okay, good,’ he continued. ‘But it went on [for] years and years.’ 

Stamos said following their split, he relied heavily on alcohol as a coping mechanism and only worked through his resentment towards her after going through the steps in AA. 

O'Connell and Romijn were pictured in April at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, DC

O’Connell and Romijn were pictured in April at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, DC

In his new memoir, Stamos spoke candidly about his 'failed' first marriage with the former model. Pictured last week in Miami Beach, Florida

In his new memoir, Stamos spoke candidly about his ‘failed’ first marriage with the former model. Pictured last week in Miami Beach, Florida 

In his new memoir, he spoke candidly about his 'failed' first marriage with the former model. Pictured in LA in 2000

In his new memoir, he spoke candidly about his ‘failed’ first marriage with the former model. Pictured in LA in 2000

During promotions for the book, Stamos also revealed that he was 'shattered' after they ended their seven-year marriage and said he 'hated her' during their divorce. Pictured in LA in 2000

During promotions for the book, Stamos also revealed that he was ‘shattered’ after they ended their seven-year marriage and said he ‘hated her’ during their divorce. Pictured in LA in 2000

Stamos also revealed that he has kept a special gift that his ex-wife had given him while they were together.  

In Stamos’ bombshell memoir, he opens up about his alcoholism and going to rehab.

He also talked about finding out his late friend and Full House costar, Bob Saget, had passed away.

The Emmy nominee also spoke about being sexually assaulted and revealed he had multiple rhinoplasties early in his career. 

In February 2018, he went on to marry actress Caitlin McHugh, who is 23 years his junior, after meeting on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Two months later, they welcomed their son, Billy. 



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