“Fuller House: Age of the Tanner Family Revealed”

How old is the Tanner family in Fuller House? A big reason for the spin-off’s appeal is the opportunity it presents to reunite the old cast of Full House, a beloved sitcom that ran for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995. Each of the characters’ lives has drastically changed since the original show ended. A couple of decades later, the family sitcom’s young players are now fully-grown people who have their own sets of responsibilities, making them the focal point of the sequel series.

Like Danny (Bob Saget) in Full House, DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure) finds herself widowed early with three young kids to raise at the beginning of Fuller House. Her sister, Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move into the Tanner family home to help her through trying times similar to what Jesse (John Stamos) and Joey (Dave Coulier) did for her father in Full House. With a preserved continuity and the same core cast, fans of the original show with an existing attachment to these characters have continuously followed the Fuller House, which focused on what’s next for the Tanner kids, as well as Kimmy.

For five seasons of Fuller House, viewers caught up with the Tanners. That said, how old were the girls at the beginning and end of the show? For context, while Fuller House lasted for five seasons, its overall story played out for a little bit more than four years with seasons 1 and 2 mostly taking place in 2016. The series finale triple wedding happened around spring/summer of 2020 based on the weather in San Francisco, as it allowed the event to be held outside in the Tanner home backyard.

Taking this into consideration, the eldest Tanner sister was 38 when Fuller House began; with her birthday set later this year in December, DJ is 41 when she married Steve (Scott Weinger) and will be turning 42 in several months. It’s worth noting, however, that Fuller House season 5, episode 7 titled “DJ’s Amazing 40th Birthday” seemingly breaks the shows continuity. In season 2, episode 10 titled “New Kids in the House,” DJ’s about to turn 39 already. Much of season 3 takes place in the summer of 2017, with season 4 starting with a Christmas episode, which means that DJ’s 40th birthday was already around the corner. In addition to that, the said episode doesn’t line-up with DJ’s date of birth. As established, she’s born in December, but the outing comes before that year’s Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, Stephanie was 34 at the start of Fuller House. Since her birthday is in January, she has already turned 37 before her wedding to Jimmy (Adam Hagenbuch). The final Tanner sister, Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), who wasn’t at her sisters’ wedding for some unknown reason, was 30 when the spin-off kicked-off and 33 when it wrapped up with her birthday this year still in November. Finally, since Kimmy is the same age as DJ, she’s also 39 when Fuller House kicked-off and 41 when she re-married Fernando (Juan Pablo Di Pace) in the series finale as her birthday won’t be until November.

For the older cast, Danny was 59 at the beginning of Fuller House and is 62 when it ended, since his birthday, like DJ, is in December. The Tanner patriarch is the same age as his best friend Joey, but the comic is going to turn 63 a few months earlier than Danny considering that his date of birth is in September. Finally, Jesse was 54 when the Full House spin-off began, depending on when exactly the series finale wedding takes place, he maybe 57 or 58 when the show wrapped up as his birthday is in April.

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