Lori Loughlin Has Been Celebrating Her Wedding Anniversary on the Wrong Date for 20 Years


Updated 02/26/18

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It’s pretty bad to forget your anniversary altogether, but just getting the date wrong is at least a little better, right? Well, how about mistaking the date of your wedding anniversary for the past 20 years? Where does that fall on the scale? Let's ask Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion entrepreneur Mossimo Giannulli, who just realized that they have been celebrating their anniversary on the wrong day—for two entire decades.

The actress recently spilled her secret to a long-lasting marriage to Entertainment Tonight, and, while she was at it, shared this hilarious revelation.

"I was having dinner with Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner, and you know, Marilu has that incredible memory," Loughlin began. "Somehow we started talking about my elopement and I said, 'Yeah, we got up on Thanksgiving morning'... We had Moss' best friend and a minister meet us, and we got married at sunrise and then we went to Thanksgiving dinner and we told everybody."

This was the second marriage for both Loughlin and Giannulli. She said that they originally considered having a traditional wedding, but one day—apparently on Thanksgiving—they decided to scrap the whole big to-do, and simply tie the knot in a low-key ceremony. You would thinking that since Loughlin and Giannulli's big day also happened to be Thanksgiving, it would be an easy day for the couple to remember. But, since the exact date of the holiday changes each year, things got confusing.

Loughlin continued, "Marilu happened to say, 'Oh, what is your wedding date?' And I said, 'It's Nov. 25, 1997,' and she goes, 'No no, Nov. 25 was a Tuesday... Nov. 27, 1997 that was Thanksgiving,'" And as it turns out, "She was right!”

Marilu Henner might have just won BFF MVP for remembering her friend's correct wedding date after all these years. Henner is an actress, but her biggest claim to fame might be her ability to remember literally everything. She has a Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, which gives her the ability to recall the slightest details of almost every day she has lived, according to AARP. Clearly her special skills really came in handy for Loughlin who might have otherwise never realized the mistake, as the incorrect wedding date is even on her marriage certificate.

“...they had written Nov. 25 and that's what it says on my marriage license," she said.

Regardless of the date, Loughlin and her hubby couldn’t be more in love."He's my guy, he's my person," the actress said, adding what exactly makes their marriage work. "It's communicating, it's listening, it's picking and choosing your battles. It's being flexible, it's all of that. One day at a time, one step at a time.”

And as for their anniversary snafu, Loughlin has the best idea for rectifying the situation. "I called my husband, and I'm like, 'Oh my goodness, we have been celebrating two days early!'" she said. "So it's actually Nov. 27, 1997... I think we're going to make [our anniversary] a three-day festival now."

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