The “Full House” star died unexpectedly in his Florida hotel room on Sunday, January 9. He had just finished performing a two-hour standup comedy show in Orlando, FL.
Rizzo is now talking about their last moments together over text, grief and how she’s handling his loss.
Bob Saget’s Widow Does First Interview Since His Death
Rizzo said that there’s “a little bit more sense of calm” in the wake of his death and funeral.
“I think you get to a point where your body will just physically not let you cry anymore, or at least all day,” Rizzo said in regard to slowly starting to come to terms with the late actor’s death.
“So I think I’m possibly getting there, or I’m just numb,” she explained. “I can’t tell what it is right now. Everything is a memory, everything reminds me of him. So, that’s been difficult but also wonderful at the same time.”
Rizzo revealed their last interaction via text was “nothing but love.”
Since his passing, his close friends and colleagues have had nothing but kind and loving words about Saget.
One day after his death, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel told his audience, “Bob was the sweetest. He was the sweetest man. I have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts and emails and calls from Bob. He always had a compliment.”
Hoda noted that Saget seemed like an “I love you guy,” which Rizzo agreed with wholeheartedly.
Bob Saget Was The “I Love You Guy”
“He put it all out there. Anyone he met and even spent any time with at all, he told them he loved them endlessly and tirelessly. And that was his entire message,” Rizzo explained. “If you knew Bob, and he loved you, you knew it. There was never, ever a doubt in your mind.”
Saget’s widow joked that’s probably why he was always on his phone, he was sending love to everyone in his entire contact list.
Speaking of love, it is the outpouring of love from his friends and fans on social media that has been the “silver lining” for Rizzo through this tragic time.
“I don’t know how else I’d be getting through this right now,” she noted.
The conversation then shifted to Rizzo and Saget’s last interaction with one another.
“I think I said, ‘I love you dearly,’ and he said, ‘I love you endlessly,’” she recalled. “I said, ‘I can’t wait to see you tomorrow.’ And then, you know, it was just all very — it was just all love.”
Rizzo added that her late husband told her at least 500 times a day that he loved her.
Bob Saget’s Last Text Before His Death: “I love You Endlessly”
Saget was laid to rest in a private funeral ceremony on January 14. His “Full House” family was in attendance.
During Rizzo’s “TODAY” interview, she touched on her late husband’s powerful relationship with his friends, specifically Stamos, who was Saget’s best friend for 35 years.
“I know how important he was to them,” she said. “And so I’m just trying to make sure that they’re OK because, you know, he was my husband but I’m like… ‘I’ve only known him barely six years. You guys have known him for 20, 30, 40 years.’”
Saget and Rizzo tied the knot in 2018.
In addition to his relationship with Stamos, Saget had a tight bond with Mayer.
In fact, the singer paid for a private plane to fly Saget’s body from Florida back to California. He also helped retrieve his car with Ross from LAX on January 12.
While driving to pick up Saget’s car, Mayer and Ross went live on Instagram.
The musician said, “I’ve never known a human being on this earth who could give that much love, individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life.”
He continued, “Everyone is so aware how universal Bob’s love for people was. The thing that just keeps coming up when people say they’re sorry is just, ‘I loved that guy.’ “