Jessie James Decker Says Her Husband Eric Is Her Support System: ‘We’ve Been Really Blessed’

Jessie James Decker recently traded in her mic for her dancing shoes when she joined the cast of Dancing With The…


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 19, 2022


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Jessie James Decker recently traded in her mic for her dancing shoes when she joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars! (DWTS) for season 31. Luckily, she says that her husband and former NFL star Eric Decker has been there to support her through the entirety of the new journey. 

During an interview with Fox News Digital, the 34-year-old singer, songwriter, author, mom and revealed how she maintains a strong marriage while also juggling her three kids and her busy work schedule. 

“I’ve been really lucky to be able to bring Eric, bring the kids, whenever it makes sense for our schedules. And so we’re rarely apart that long,” Decker said. “We’ve got a day rule where three days is like the absolute limit. Even though a couple of weeks ago, during the second week, it was a little bit longer. And I definitely struggled with that.”

The lovebirds tied the knot in 2013 when Eric was still playing for the Denver Broncos. Since then, they have been raising their three kids together, Vivianne Rose, Eric “Bubby” Thomas II and Forrest Bradley. 

“We’re fortunate,” she added. “We get to really be together and, you know, music is family, and I’ve just been really blessed with that. As soon as Eric retired, I was able to start working, and it was his turn to be a support system for me. So, we’ve been really blessed with that.”

As week five approaches, Decker is still in the DWTS competition with her professional dance partner, Alan Bersten. Even through the long rehearsal days of learning and perfecting new choreography, Decker shares that Eric is always there to act as her “Rock.”

“Eric has literally been my rock through this entire process so far,” she confessed. “He even stopped by dance rehearsals [Wednesday], and I was hard on myself because I wasn’t getting it. And him just walking in and just giving me a hug is everything. He’s my person, and he is my rock.”

The singer shared that she is “so grateful” that she has someone who makes her feel loved and supported through the days when she might not feel like she can motivate herself. Being that he’s a former football player, he can also relate to all the hard work she’s been putting into a sport that she doesn’t have experience with. 

“He just does the things I need to make me feel like, ‘Okay, I’m getting this.’ He says things in a way because he was an athlete,” she explained. “He is an athlete, and he played football his whole life and he knows the grind, he knows the hard work, he knows the blisters on the feet. He knows all the things, and he has been so supportive and can push through – ‘You got this, Jess.’ He’s just been my rock.”

In addition to her time on DWTS, Decker also continues to work on her music career. On Sept. 30, she released a new single, after taking a short break to focus on writing for her next project. This release follows her seven-track EP, The Woman I’ve Become, which dropped in 2021 and features her fan-favorite, “Should Have Known Better.”

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“I have been waiting to figure out new music since 2017. I feel like it is the most vulnerable I have ever been before. So, I’m really excited for everyone to hear that side of my songwriting,” she told Country Now last year. “I have always written songs that were so true to myself in every scenario. From being in love or feeling like I wanted it to be super empowering to women.”  

Dancing With The Stars streams live on Disney+ on Mondays at 8pm ET.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.