Suzanne Somers Reveals New Details About Her Relationship With Bob Saget

There's no shortage of people mourning the loss of Bob Saget, who passed away on Jan. 9, 2022, suddenly at the age of 65. 

His "Full House" costars, including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Jodie Sweetin, have all posted touching tributes to the man who played "America's Dad," Danny Tanner. 


"Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family," Stamos shared on Instagram. "Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob."

Saget obviously touched the lives of other celebrities throughout the years. Pete Davidson revealed that the comedian — who was on a stand-up comedy tour in Florida when he died — helped him deal with mental health issues. Jimmy Kimmel called Saget "the sweetest," while John Mayer was seen offering his condolences to Saget's wife, Kelly Rizzo

Now, actor Suzanne Somers has come out to talk about her special bond with the actor. The two worked on the same Los Angeles studio lot in the 1990s, with her sitcom "Step by Step" filming next door to "Full House." 


"It was such a fun time because we all would meet at the commissary for lunch, and it was this ongoing party," Somers told Page Six.

Suzanne Somers says there were two sides to Bob Saget

Suzanne Somers got to know Bob Saget when they were both filming their respective sitcoms on the Warner Bros. lot in the 1990s. And the actress revealed that Saget had two sides to his personality.  


"One was the dad good guy always doing [the right thing], and the other was one step beyond Richard Pryor," she told Page Six, referring to another late stand-up comedian with a groundbreaking, irreverent style. Somers added that she didn't mind Saget's humor because she "has a racy sense of humor" herself.

The "Step by Step" star also revealed that Saget would joke about certain aspects of her sitcom. "On 'Step By Step' year one, [her character] had a mother, a sister, and a pig. Then by year two, I had no mother, no sister, and no pig. And we would never talk about it [on the show]."

Although they hadn't worked on the same lot in years, Somers was always happy to see her old friend at events throughout the years.


"Whenever you ran into each other, it was always fun," she told Fox News. "I knew he was back on the road, and I was really glad because he should be there. There's so few funny guys left, you know?"

She loved Bob Saget's "bawdy" sense of humor

Somers always appreciated Saget's sometimes-raunchy sense of humor, she told Fox News.

"In today's world, they're probably politically incorrect, but I don't care," she said, recalling how she was discovered by Johnny Carson during a time when comics like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles reigned supreme. "Whenever Sinatra had a party in his dressing room on Sunday nights in Vegas, all those funny guys were there. You just don't have comics like that anymore."


Somers also wished she'd had a chance to speak to Saget before he passed. 

"He will be missed — I miss him already," she told Fox News. "How often do we say, 'I should get together with so and so?' Or, 'I should call that person and get in touch again.' You mean to, but then you just don't get around to it. Then the opportunity is missed forever."

She regretted not having spoken with Saget in the past few years, saying that she "really thought he was a great guy."

Suzanne Somers learned about the comedian's death on live TV

Unfortunately, Suzanne Somers learned of Bob Saget's death while appearing live on Australia's "Studio 10" morning show. 

"I had to pick my jaw off the floor," she told Fox News. "At first, I thought I misheard what was being told to me. Because he's just so young. But you never know when your time is going to be. What a shame and a what a loss. He's gone too soon."


After learning of the news on "Studio 10," Somers shared fond memories of working near him in Hollywood.

"I would appear on his show from time to time, because right next door at Warner Bros. was my set for 'Step By Step,' where I starred with Patrick Duffy, and we would go over to the 'Full House' set, and it was kind of this wonderful thing that was going on at Warner Bros. at that time," she told the morning show's audience (per Too Fab). 

Somers told Fox News that Saget was "genuinely funny and there aren't a lot of people like that around today. I hope he's having a big belly laugh up in heaven."