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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.