NHL player Valeri Bure- DWTS Contestant Candace Cameron Bure’s Husband


Doesn’t really matter what age you are, at least once in your life you’ve heard about/seen the late 80’s hit show Full House. And so, if you have there is not much of an intro for actress, wife, mother of three and devout Christian, Candace Cameron.

One of four children, she pursued acting following into her older brother’s footsteps, another famous child-actor, Kirk Cameron.

In fact, there is no talking about Candance without talking about the the long-running series who gave us Donna Jo “D.J.” Tanner ending in 1995. Now her almost 20-year real life partner is not as well known as her, but when it comes to hockey, hubby Valeri Bure definitely knows one or two things more.


The couple tied the knot on on June 22 1996, they were both very young. At the time Valerie who is a former Russian hockey player was only 22 and Candace was only 20-years-old.


The couple were introduced two year prior, by Full House – Dave Coulie. They met at a charity hockey game in Los Angeles. They are the proud parents of three children; daughter Natasha age 14, sons; Lev age 12 and Maksim age 10.

The long-time marriage faced troubles but they turned to religion and now they are both devout to their faith, according to the couple it’s the binding force in their marriage.


Bure played ten season in the NHL and he is the younger brother of another athlete, NHL Hall of Famer, Pavel Bure.


Bure was born June 13, 1974 in Moscow. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and was signed with the L.A Kings but due to his injuries never played a game with them.

As a hockey player he recorded his best season with the Calgary Flames in 1999–2000, when he scored 35 goals and 75 points.

His life after hockey has turned out into several activities, in 2007 Bure and his wife opened a restaurant in Florida but later closed. Since then he ventured into the wine making business which has turned out much better, creating Bure Family Wines.

In 2010 he entered Canada’s reality show Battle of the Blades, which featured a figure skating competition. He and partner Ekaterina Gordeeva, became the  winners on November 22, 2010.


Reports of his best selling author wife, competing for the mirror-ball trophy have surfaced and we can’t wait to see her on the floor!

We wish the best of luck to his wife, on her DWTS performance!

You can find Valeri on twitter here.