The world of entertainment and sports has collided more than once in terms of relationships between popular stars and big name athletes. When it comes to singer Jessie James and NFL player Eric Decker, it didn’t take long for fans to fall in love with the gorgeous couple which landed them their own reality show on top of their demanding schedules. Through all the highs and lows, these two are always there for each other and it is more than obvious that after five years of marriage, they are just as in love as the day they met. With a new season of Eric & Jessie: Game On, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the charming celebrity-athlete couple and their relationship:
10. The Meet-Cute
While celebrity-athlete relationships are common, they don’t exactly have that many instances to meet, so it was all thanks to friends that Eric Decker and Jessie James were introduced in 2011. While Eric joked they met on Match.com, the actual story is that a mutual friend set them up. “He was in Arizona training, and I got a text from a girlfriend who said, ‘I’m having dinner with this guy I’m seeing, and this other guy just showed up, and he’s stunning,’” Jessie explained of her friend meeting Eric and immediately thinking Jessie would like him. So, her friend took a picture of Eric and sent it to her, and Jessie replied, “Show him a picture of me, and see if he’s into it.” Turns out Eric was “into it” and the friend helped the pair exchange numbers.
9. Getting Around to Dating
Unfortunately, with their different schedules and being in completely different states, it wasn’t easy for the pair to actually date. For about a month the two talked on the phone, texted and video-chatted until finally Eric “invited himself” to Nashville to meet her. Even though they had spent a few weeks getting to know each other, Jessie panicked and actually cancelled his flight the first time he tried to fly out and see her. Finally, when the pair did meet in person for the very first time they hit it off immediately and after spending the weekend together they became official. “On the way to me taking him to the airport he asked me to be his girlfriend, literally like an 8th grader, and we’ve been together for over six years now,” Jessie said in an interview about getting their relationship off the ground.
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