It looks like Uncle Jesse may be getting ready to settle down (again).  John Stamos, star of Full House and ex-husband of supermodel Rebecca Romijn, is taking the next big step with his longtime girlfriend.  E! Online reports that Stamos and gal pal Leah Marsh have moved in together.  “It really is that serious,” a friend of the couple says.  The two have managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight for almost three years, spotted only rarely while walking the red carpet together.  Marsh owns a Pilates studio and runs a yoga space in Santa Monica.

What are the benefits of living together before marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Moving in together first is a good way to test if you and the one you love are ready for marriage.  Cupid has some ideas on why you should consider living together before getting married:

1. Learning their habits: When you live with someone, you learn about all of their idiosyncrasies and bad habits.  Before you two tie the knot, decide whether or not you can live with someone who never takes out the trash!

2. Figuring out finances: A huge part of getting married is figuring out how to merge your finances.  Shacking up together first can help you establish ground rules when it comes to money as well as overcome any financial hurdles before you take a walk down the aisle.

3. Seeing their other side: Everyone acts differently in a public vs. private setting.  At home, your partner might be a completely different person, and you need to know both sides of your mate before you make a big commitment.