Country-pop singer Jessie James Decker, also known for the reality TV show "Eric & Jessie: Game On," has three children with her husband, retired NFL player Eric Decker.
Born in April 1988 in Vicenza, Italy, Jessie has been married to Eric since June 2013, and their relationship has been making headlines throughout the years for different reasons.
The way they met was quite ordinary, really. While some celebrity couples meet for the first time at red-carpet events or in some unusual, glamorous manner, Jessie and Eric actually did it through mutual friends.
Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee | Photo: Getty Images
JESSIE JAMES DECKER AND HER HUSBAND'S FIRST MEETING
It was all thanks to a friend of Jessie's, who got in touch with the retired NFL player through mutual friends. After seeing Eric's good looks, she texted Jessie and sent a picture of him.
The country singer liked him so much that she sent her friend to Eric with a picture of herself. After that, the pair kept in touch through their phones for about a month before finally getting together in person.
Jessie and Eric hit it off immediately as they tied the knot at St. Francis in Colorado's Castle Rock on June 22, 2013. The wedding reception, held at the Castle Cliff Estates, had some high-profile guests, including NFL player Demaryius Thomas and football coach Glen Mason.
The couple wasted little to no time enlarging their family as their first daughter, Vivianne, was born in March 2014, only nine months after they walked down the aisle.
ERIC AND JESSIE JAMES DECKER'S KIDS
Eric and Jessie James Decker's die-hard fans were not surprised by Vivianne's birth, though, as the couple had made clear their wish to have a large family on their reality TV show "Eric & Jessie: Game On," which premiered in September 2013.
Their second child, Eric II, was born in September 2015. The couple's third and (so far) final kid, Forrest, joined the Decker family in March 2018.
It was also in 2018 that Eric Decker announced his retirement from the NFL. At the time, he was 31 years old and had signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.
He made the shocking announcement on Instagram, revealing that football had always been his passion and that it would continue to be a part of his life. Eric also confessed, though, that he was looking forward to spending more time with his family.
In September 2018, only one month after Eric announced his retirement, he had to shut down an online rumor that he cheated on his wife. In a now-deleted tweet, a person claimed to know "people who are friends" of the women Eric had supposedly seen in clubs.
The former wide receiver hilariously responded that the only club he had been "jamming" was "The Mickey Mouse Club House," a TV show for children.
They have been making adjustments to spend some alone time together.
Although Jessie didn't respond to those allegations, she has uploaded on social media some funny reminders of what would happen to her husband if he ever cheated on her, including a photo of a big knife and chopped sausages.
Coming back to Jessie James Decker's kids, she has been very open when it comes to parenting, revealing that she and her husband are a team that takes turns to ensure their children have everything they need.
THEIR RELATIONSHIP GOT BETTER AFTER HAVING CHILDREN
Apart from that, she confessed that having kids made their marriage even stronger as they created the three of them out of love. About it, she said:
"Now we're raising three people that we have in common, not just biologically, but we have in common that we are so madly in love with these people that we created."
The singer also pointed out that they have the same goal: love, take care, and give them the best life possible, which is another reason for their relationship to get closer and stronger.
In September this year, the couple made headlines again after revealing that they have been making adjustments to spend some alone time together.
Fortunately, since their kids go to an independent school, they are back in classes, only following several rules amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Eric and Jessie James Decker take advantage of the "handful of hours" during the day, though, so they are probably thrilled about it. What a beautiful and authentic couple they are!