What Is ‘Full House’ Star Andrea Barber Doing Now?
In case the name Andrea Barber doesn't ring a bell, Kimmy Gibbler surely will. The American actress has been synonymous with the iconic character for almost three decades now, since the hit TV show Full House aired on September 22, 1987.
Although she retired from the acting industry after the family comedy ended in 1995, Barber reprised the role when Netflix created a sequel series, Fuller House, in 2016. She embodied her character till the show ended in 2020, after five seasons.
And just like her character, Barber has grown significantly, both in her personal and professional facets, over the years. Here's a rundown on what happened behind the camera and what is happening in her life now.
Andrea Barber Went through Divorce
Years after she departed from Full House, Barber married her partner Jeremy Rytky in 2002.
They went on to have two children — son Tate James Rytky (17) and daughter Felicity Ruth Rytky (14). Sadly, the marriage didn't work out, and the couple divorced in 2014.
In November 2019, the mother-of-two published In Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again. In the memoir, she opened about her divorce and the struggles she faced in the light of the separation.
As per her accounts, she suffered from depression and found it impossible to get into a happy headspace. She would be on the bathroom floor crying, unable to get up.
Supported by her family and friends, Barber went to a therapist to better the situation. While the sessions helped, a significant visit to a New Kids on the Block concert helped her see the light in herself.
The California native realized she could be happy and felt free for the first time after a long gap. Thereon, she picked herself up piece by piece until she was confident she could move on in life.
What's Andrea Barber Doing Now?
Needless to say, Barber has been raising her kids to be fine, independent people. On August 20, 2021, she shared her surprise and happiness at her children's growth.
"How on earth do I have a Senior in high school and an 8th grader??" the talented actress captioned a picture featuring herself and her kids.
She mentioned her son would drive himself to school and shared that her daughter would join a Show Choir in the fall of 2021.
When not looking after her kids, the Full House star focuses on her professional endeavors.
Though she isn't very active in the acting industry, she bagged the role of Principal Willingham on the pilot episode of the Nickelodeon series, That Girl Lay Lay, in early 2021.
In addition, the 45-year-old is now the host of People's new show, Celebrity Pet Matchmaker. In the series, she collaborates with Helen Woodward Animal Center to provide forever homes to rescue dogs.