Kelly Rizzo says ‘Full House’ star ‘crazy’ for joining military show
Kelly Rizzo, Bob Saget’s widow, admits the “Full House” star would think her latest move was crazy.
According to Rizzo, who will appear in Fox’s “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test,” Saget would have worried about her joining the show, but ultimately would have been proud. The 65-year-old Saget passed away in January 2022.
“He would have thought I was crazy. He would have asked, ‘What are you doing?’ Because he would never do anything like this. It would have been way outside his comfort zone,” she said.
“This was less than a five-star hotel experience,” Rizzo said. Sleeping on a military green Army cot… he would have been like, ‘I could never do this. How on earth do you do it?'”
A team of ex-Special Forces operatives leads celebrities through intense training exercises on “Special Forces.” The series describes itself as the ultimate test for participants, pushing their “physical, mental and emotional resilience and revealing their deepest and truest character.”
Saget would have gotten on board with her decision to join the show, Rizzo said.
She said he would have been very concerned about me. In the end, I know he would have been very proud of me and, you know, just give me all the accolades. He would have not liked that we could not have talked the entire time I was there.
Saget and Rizzo met in 2015 and married three years later in 2018. With his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he divorced in 1997, Saget had three daughters, Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer.
Rizzo said, “God, they were so supportive. Bob’s girls have always been so supportive.”
After I showed them the trailer from last season, they were like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you’re doing this.’ They were just really excited for me and I kept them informed throughout the whole process,” she said.
Following Saget’s death, Rizzo credits Saget’s daughters for getting her through the past year-and-a-half.
Saget’s children are like angels on Earth to her, and she is forever grateful for them.
In addition, Rizzo emphasized that they were always and forever a part of his heart and soul.