Jodie Sweetin Opens Up About Her 'Magical' Relationship with Her Fiancé: 'We Intertwine So Well'

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Jodie Sweetin has met her match!

The Fuller House actress got engaged to Mescal Wasilewski in January and she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue that she's still over the moon with excitement.

"We intertwine so well," says Sweetin, 40, of Wasilewski, a case manager for a drug addiction program whom she began dating in 2017 and plans to wed this year. "He's funny and smart and he's my biggest supporter. It's really magical."

"Magical" could also be used to describe this period of life for Sweetin, a mom of two who is currently starring on CBS' Beyond the Edge, and Worst Cooks in America on The Food Network.

"When I'm 80 years old, I want to be able to say I experienced all kinds of things," she says. "On Beyond the Edge, I was completely out of my comfort zone. But I am the mom to two fierce young ladies and I want to exemplify that. And as I get older, I have genuinely been able to find things about myself that I'm proud of."

Jodie Sweetin Engaged Primary:
Jodie Sweetin Engaged Primary:

Jodie Sweetin/Instagram Jodie Sweetin and Mescal Wasilewski

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As she prepares for a new chapter with Wasilewski, Sweetin says her fiancé has bonded with her daughters Zoie, 14 (whom she shares with ex Cody Herpin) and Beatrice, 11 (with ex Morty Coyle).

"He loves my girls, which is so incredibly important," she notes. "I remember suddenly, I was like, 'I want something a lot different than what I wanted ten years ago [in a relationship],' and it's made it so easy."

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Robert Voets/CBS Jodie Sweetin on "Beyond the Edge"

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Sweetin's engagement came at a bittersweet time, just weeks after the sudden death of Bob Saget, who played her TV dad on Full House and Fuller House. But Sweetin says memories of him will never fade.

"The one thing I always knew was how proud Bob was of me," says the actress, who remains exceedingly close with the rest of the cast. "I'm so glad Bob was who he was because I knew exactly how he felt about me. And I'm still surrounded by him every day."