According to Copley, she and Stamos were already broken up when the incident occurred.
In John Stamos’ new memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, he claims that he walked in on his former girlfriend Teri Copley in bed with Tony Danza. Stamos and Copley dated in the 1980s.
As reported by People, the Full House alum, 60, described the situation as “physically painful,” and “worse than anything.”
“I can’t explain it, but I would’ve rather been punched in the nose again or something because the pain is so overwhelming,” Stamos explained. “Looking back, it’s like, probably, she wasn’t the right girl for me. So seeing him, realizing it was him and stuff, it was hard. I mean, it was awful.”
The night of the incident, Stamos says he walked into Copley’s guesthouse and found the model in bed with a man he didn’t recognize.
“At first I was like, ‘I’m going to kick his…’ I didn’t know it was [Danza] yet. I see his abs. I’m like, ‘Maybe not. F— it.’ And I ran,” Stamos recalls. “But I remember running down the driveway with tears streaming down my face and I didn’t want anyone to see me.”
Copley, 62, claims her relationship with the actor was already over at the time of her fling with Danza.
The actress told People, “I wondered, ‘What was John doing there?’ because we had broken up. He just looked at me and shook his head, and walked away.”
According to Stamos, he knew Danza was in his former girlfriend’s bed after seeing a poster of Copley she had signed, “My Dear Tony,” in the front seat of an unfamiliar car outside of her home.
“I jump in the El Co, start the car, and Elton John is still singing, and that’s when it hits me,” Stamos writes in his memoir, according to Entertainment Weekly. “I mouth the words to his most famous lyrics and realize the name of my rival: ‘Hold me closer, Tony Danza. . . .’”
John Stamos On His Divorce With Rebecca Romijn
Teri Copley isn’t the only former lover Stamos is spilling on in his memoir. Stamos also opened up about the heartbreak he experienced in his first marriage to Rebecca Romijn.
During an interview with People, the actor explained, “My first marriage was shattering to me. I was shattered for way too long, too. I mean, a year, okay, good. But it went on [for] years and years.”
Stamos further noted that at the time of his separation from Romijn, he thought “she was the devil,” and “just hated her.”
“It was very public, and that was very painful,” Stamos said. “I didn’t write much about that, but it’s hard. It was very much the opinion that she dumped me because her career was going great and mine wasn’t, and that’s humiliating. I don’t blame her for it.”
“If You Would Have Told Me” launches October 24.