Bob Saget’s sudden death shocked fans and left his family devastated. Less than two weeks after the Full House star’s death, his wife Kelly Rizzo opened up about her grief in an emotional interview. “He was just the best man I’ve ever known in my life,” Rizzo tearfully said while appearing on Today in January. She spoke about how Saget interacted with his loved ones. “He was just so kind and so wonderful and everyone who was in his life knew it,” said the Eat Travel Rock blogger. After having more time to process her husband’s death, Rizzo shared her feelings on Instagram. “How can it be 2 months without you?” She wrote in a touching post on March 9 that included an adorable snap of her and Saget.
In addition to his wife, Saget is survived by his three daughters from his first marriage: Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer Saget. Just weeks after the death of the “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host, Lara uploaded an adorable throwback photo to Instagram of her hugging her father on an undisclosed film set. In the caption, Lara spoke about her father’s seemingly limitless capacity for love. “I am beyond grateful to receive and give this love,” she wrote. On Father’s Day, Lara posted another touching Instagram tribute. “My dad wasn’t just my dad, he was my best friend,” she wrote.
Later that month, Rizzo opened up about her relationship with Saget’s daughters since his death.
Kelly Rizzo reveals how often she talks to Bob Saget’s kids
Kelly Rizzo continued to speak out about Bob Saget’s death on social media and opened up about her relationship with his other family members. During an Instagram Q&A, the food blogger was asked about the comedian’s daughters. “[D]o you and Bob’s girls hit it off and still talking,” the fan asked (via Page Six). Rizzo made it clear that she and her stepdaughters were and remain in close contact. “I would call it more than getting together, we love each other very, very much and talk or text every day,” she replied. Rizzo shared how lucky she was to have the support following Saget’s death. “We’re just so, so grateful to be as close as we are because that’s not always the case with stepfamilies.”
The Fuller House star and Rizzo never intended to have children of their own, and one reason was their relationship with Saget’s children. “I mean, Kelly and my daughters love each other, so something really magical happened,” Saget told Us Weekly in 2018 after the publication asked if the couple wanted more kids. “They just love each other. And we want to enjoy the love for each other,” he added.
After Saget announced that he and Rizzo were engaged, the Dirty Work director similarly spoke about his fiancee’s bond with his children. “My daughters love them! She’s a remarkable person and she’s really talented,” Saget told Closer Weekly at the time.