Jodie Sweetin: From Crystal Meth to Motherhood

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Former Full House star Jodie Sweetin has a new role that comes with a full heart: mother to 7-week-old baby girl Zoie.

"You look at your baby and think, 'Wow, I did that.' It's really amazing," Sweetin said.

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As Zoie happily snoozes on the shoulder of her dad, Sweetin's husband Cody Herpin, the marveling mom says, "I'm still like, 'Oh, wow, I'm a mom.' It's the most overwhelming, exciting thing I've ever done."

And a far cry from where she's been.

Best known for playing spunky middle child Stephanie Tanner on Full House from age 5 to 13, Sweetin then landed a real-life role that cast her against type: battling an addiction to crystal meth.


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At 22, Sweetin was a college student married to LAPD officer Shaun Holguin and taking a break from acting when she first tried the drug.

Six months later, she had developed a crippling daily crystal meth habit that she kept secret from her husband.

That is, until in late 2005, when she was hospitalized after a night of partying.

Sweetin and Holguin divorced after she left treatment, while she was spending six months in sober living with people from rehab.

She met Cody Herpin, a film transportation coordinator, through friends, and they began dating in May 2007. They wed two months later.

When their whirlwind romance was quickly followed by a pregnancy, says Jodie Sweetin, "it was a blessing."

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