Jessie James Decker started out in the entertainment industry in 2009, as an American country pop singer and songwriter. She has since branched out to become a reality TV personality, author, and entrepreneur. Apart from that, she’s also known as being the beautiful other-half of former NFL wide receiver, Eric Decker.
Jessie James Decker and Her Music
Jessie’s first experience in the music industry wasn’t as a singer, but as a songwriter – and at the young age of seventeen! One of the songs that she wrong, “Gypsy Girl”, eventually made it to the hands of a major record executive, who then introduced her to fellow executive L.A. Reid. Soon after that, Jessie signed a contract under Mercury Records, thus kicking off her singing career.
She always had a deep desire to produce country music, having listened to this genre growing up. However, she wasn’t a stranger to creative differences while she was trying to establish herself as a country artist. Initially, her label dictated that she record a pop album, despite her having co-written a majority of the songs with a country influence. In an interview with Roughstock back in 2012, she recalls the experience as “really intense” and “very much a struggle”, because it was a constant battle. She wanted to write with people in Nashville who she was comfortable with, but they were sending her to other places to work with hip-hop producers instead. She said she “went through the circus”, remembering that she used to cry when the label would tell her not to sound so country.
Jessie released her debut album in August 2009, and it received mixed reviews. In the years that followed, Jessie released a few singles where she was given more creative control over the inclusion of country sounds. In 2011, she put her foot down and was finally able to start recording a country EP, “Comin’ Home”, that eventually reached number one on the iTunes top albums chart when released in 2014. She released her second full-length album, Southern Girl City Lights in October 2017.
Jessie James and Eric Decker
Jessie and Eric met in a very typical way – through a mutual friend. According to Bustle, a friend of Jessie’s was on a date when Eric showed up. She snapped a picture of him and sent it to Jessie, who then told her friend to show him a picture of her – to see if he was into her as well. Apparently, he was, because they talked on the phone and video chatted consistently over the next 5 weeks. Eric then flew out to Nashville to further their relationship, and the rest is pretty much history!
The pair eventually got married in June 2013. Eric was then playing with the Denver Broncos, but retired from the NFL in August 2018. He’s now able to focus on his wife and three kids: Vivianne Rose (born March 2014), Eric Thomas II (born September 2015), and baby Forrest Bradley (born March 2018).
The passion is still very much alive in their relationship. Jessie recently opened up about their intimacy and her unwavering attraction. According to Fox News, they have no trouble keeping things spicy between them. When it comes to being intimate, she told Fox News in a separate interview that they’re still able to enjoy an unplanned sex life despite having three kids. She claims that they can now be spontaneous since Eric has retired. She’s so attracted to him, in fact, that she shared an almost-nude picture of Eric for the enjoyment of all of her 3 million Instagram followers.
The Other Endeavors of Jessie James Decker
From 2013 to 2017, Jessie and Eric were the stars of their own reality TV show called “Eric & Jessie: Game On”, which basically showed their life as a married couple and eventually, parents.
Though she’s now a doting mother to her three kids, she still focuses on her music as well. Her April to June months of 2019 are already full of tours, and she just released a holiday album, “On This Holiday”, late last year! At around the same time, she published her own book, “Just Jessie”, where she talks about various aspects of her personal life.
Apart from that, she has partnered with fashion company JustFab for her own fall collection and with makeup company Alexa Persico Cosmetics for her own lip kit and palette. She has also launched her own clothing line, Kittenish. Though it started as an online store, she opened the first physical boutique in Nashville in February 2019.
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