This devil wears Prada.
On Monday’s episode of Andy’s Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show, Jerry O’Connell revealed that he’s had a variety of explaining to do because the release of John Stamos’ recent book, “If You Would Have Told Me.”
‘You understand, it’s pretty crazy,” the “Stand by Me” actor explained. “The craziest thing, the one time it gets awkward is my children are 14 and really, they see what we see now. You understand, there’s no hiding, there’s no restricting them. There’s no more keeping things from them.”
O’Connell’s wife, Rebecca Romijn, 51, was married to Stamos, 60, for nearly seven years from 1998 to 2005, and her depiction within the novel has turn into some extent of debate for the couple’s 14-year-old twin girls, Charlie and Dolly.
“It’s funny,” the 49-year-old actor said. “When that’s all happening a few weeks ago, my wife and I learn about it. Possibly we whispered to one another about it. There’s like just a little little bit of an eye fixed roll happening with one another. However it’s pretty crazy when your kids come out for breakfast they usually go, ‘Hey, mom, your ex has a book out and called you the devil. What are your thoughts?’ You understand. ‘Why did he call you that?’ That’s where it gets interesting. We have now no secrets.”
O’Connell, who sat down with Cohen to advertise the 14th season of his show, CBS’ “The Talk,” revealed that he tuned in to an interview Stamos did promoting his memoir on “The Howard Stern Show” to get some clarity.
“I listened to it,” he said. “With the one that was the topic of John’s book. My wife doesn’t take heed to Stern. I do. So I said, let’s take heed to this. And I do must say, after listening to that interview, any interest of reading the book went away. Those are the one parts we were fascinated by our house, and we got to them they usually talked about. I don’t really want to listen to in regards to the casting technique of famous sitcoms. You understand, that’s not something that actually interests us.”
Still O’Connell admitted that his curiosity eventually got one of the best of him.
‘I mean, all that said, I’ve secretly read it,” he told Cohen. “I even have a replica that I secretly hide.”
Despite reading the book, O’Connell said he has no plans to publicly reply to Stamos’ claims.
“My wife’s ex-husband recently wrote a biography, and it referred to my wife in a negative manner,” O’Connell said on Tuesday’s episode. “And a variety of people have asked me about that within the press, and it might be easy for me to say, ‘Screw you, how dare you ask me that?’ But really, it should be bringing the eye to a situation that I don’t need to feed into.”
He added: “You don’t need to feed that fireplace.”