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Ashley Olsen Had a Full House Reunion with Bob Saget

She attended a charity event to support her former TV dad.


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Over the past decade, sightings of Ashley Olsen and her sister Mary-Kate have been increasingly rare. The two actresses turned creative directors of The Row and Elizabeth and James have made their spotlight aversion one of their signatures. Along with that, they have also opted out of the Full House reunion series Fuller House, as well as some of the social events around them. Though, tis not because of bad blood. Last night, Ashley made that clear as she joined her former TV parent Bob Saget at a 30th anniversary event for the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine fundraising series in New York City. Olsen actually looked thrilled to be in attendance too. In a forest green coat draped over herself, Ashley posed next to Saget, as well as John Oliver and George Lopez who also came out to support the man we all remember as Danny Tanner.

“So honored my dear friend Ashley Olsen came@to support my@Scleroderma Research Foundation @SRFcure Event as she has all these years and here we share a photo with my friend John Oliver generously performing at #CoolComedyHotCuisine – Thank you for your support, John and Ashley!!,” Saget wrote on Facebook, where he shared images from the event.

While it’s not surprising to see that the pair have stayed in touch over the years, it is somewhat of a jolt to see the Full House stars together again. Just last month Saget defended Ashley and Mary-Kate’s decision not to join the Fuller House series. “People should do what they want with their lives, and when they’re 9 months old and they get a job, [they have a right to stop doing it],” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I love them very very much, Ashley and Mary-Kate, and they love what they do and acting is not what they want to do.”

Meanwhile, back in September, Full House creator Jeff Franklin revealed that the Olsens have ignored three years of invitations join the reunion. “Personally, I’ve given up asking them,” he said. “The door is open, but I’m not going to be calling them anymore to invite them. They just don’t seem interested in coming. It’s been three years of invitations, so they know the door is open. It’s up to them to decide if they want to come play or not.”

Though, it does seem clear that Ashley Olsen has decided to remain close to Saget. She also appeared at a Scleroderma Research Foundation event with Saget (and TV sister Candace Cameron Bure) in 2015, and dropped by the theater that same year to Saget perform in the Broadway play Hand to God.

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33 Years of Coordination Starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in West Hollywood, California, September 1994. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in New York, New York, January 1993. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in West Hollywood, California, July 2001. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles, California, March 2002. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the premiere of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in Hollywood, California, June 2003. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in Los Angeles, California, May 2004. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the 12th annual amfAR Gala in Cannes, France, May 2005. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York, New York, November 2006. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen front-row at Jenni Kayne during New York Fashion Week Fall 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, New York, June 2007. Photo by Getty Images. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, both in Diane Von Furstenberg, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for “Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy” in New York, New York, May 2008. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate, in Lanvin, and Ashley Olsen, in Christian Lacroix, at the Elle Style Awards in London, England, February 2010. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Metropolitan Opera premiere in New York, New York, March 2011. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” in New York, New York, May 2014. Photo by Getty Images. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in The Row at the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” Costume Institute Exhibition Gala in New York, New York, May 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with Elizabeth Olsen, all in The Row, at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, New York, June 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen arrive at “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the Studio in a School 40th Anniversary Gala at Seagram Building Plaza on May 3, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate attend WSJ Magazine 2018 Innovator Awards Sponsored By Harry Winston, FlexJet & Barneys New York at MOMA on November 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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