Over the weekend, former Full House
star Dave Coulier appeared on The Russell Rush Show
, where he claimed that he's known about Caitlyn Jenner's
desire to transition for decades and that her debut
"wasn't a surprise."
According to the 55-year-old comic actor, "Bruce Jenner, he was really good friends with my ex-wife [Jayne Modean]." Coulier added that he knew Jenner's secret "25 years ago," but that he "never vocalized it to anybody other than close friends."
Coulier went on to recount a meeting with Jenner while shooting the short-lived Fox reality show Skating With Celebrities back in 2006.
"When I saw him, I saw that he had gone through a little bit of constructive surgery," Coulier claimed. "And I thought, 'Man, I wonder if he's actually going to do this.'"
Coulier also claims that, according to his ex-wife Modean -- who he was married to from 1990 to 1992 -- Caitlyn Jenner was originally thinking of going by the name Nicky Jenner.
In an interview with Vanity Fair
, Jenner said that she had gone through a number of names before deciding on Caitlyn. While Jenner didn't mention the name Nicky in the interview, she did reveal that Cathy and Heather were both options she had also been considering.