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John Stamos Wondered ‘Who’s the Boss’ After Finding Tony Danza in Bed With His Girlfriend

John Stamos Wondered ‘Who’s the Boss’ After Finding Tony Danza in Bed With His Girlfriend

John Stamos revealed in his upcoming memoir that he walked in on his girlfriend naked in bed with Tony Danza. In If You Would Have Told Me (available on Oct. 24), Full House‘s Uncle Jesse reflects on the moment he met Teri Copley, a model and actress, and instantly fell deeply in love with her after a casual first date.

However, after being together for over a year, Stamos started noticing a shift in their relationship when he was away for “car shows and gigs.” According to Entertainment Weekly, the musician and actor wrote that he noticed Copley being aloof and dismissive.

At first, Stamos brushed off the idea, thinking that Copley was occupied with a modeling gig or an audition. But as time went by without a phone call, he grew worried. Remembering that Copley’s ex-husband, Chip Mayer, was in town, he quickly got into his car and drove to her place in the Valley. When he arrived, he found the house silent, with no lights on. However, he noticed an unfamiliar Porsche parked in the driveway. He decided to investigate.

“The blinds are closed, but the door is slightly open,” Stamos writes in the memoir. “I take a peek inside and see four feet protruding from the shabby-chic, floral-print duvet that once kept me warm. My Tiny Dancer is in bed with Mr. Porsche Speedster. They are sleeping. I can’t tell who he is, but I recognize Teri’s ass barely covered by the sheets. It looks like her new poster.”

John Stamos Calls His Tony Danza Encounter His ‘Worst Nightmare’

Stamos goes on to call the Tony Danza discovery his “worst nightmare”. After the initial shock, he recalled not being sure just what he should do about the situation. “She’s my girlfriend. Who is this piece of s—? He looks familiar,” he writes.”He rolls over, exposing his ripped abs and muscular body.”

Thankfully, John Stamos simply decided to split. However, as he left, he spotted a poster in the Porsche. He couldn’t help but take a gander and unrolled it. Of course, it was a sultry poster of Copley. Stamos was bemused by the autograph on the poster. “‘My Dear Tony, I’ll love you forever. XO, Teri,’” he writes. “Tony? Who the hell is Tony?”

It was during his drive home, while listening to Elton John, that Stamos had a sudden realization about the identity of his adversary. “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” he quips in the book.

In a later chapter of his memoir, Stamos recognizes the influence of Danza’s popular 80s sitcom, Who’s the Boss?, on the early success of Full House. Premiering shortly after Boss, Full House garnered a devoted following in its first season. “Well, what can I say? Thanks, Tony Danza,” Stamos writes in his book. If You Would Have Told Me drops this Tuesday.