Jessie James Decker is one of country music’s most relatable stars. After a stint in Nashville, establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with, Decker has moved on to launch her own business, work with many successful brands, and even write and publish a best-selling book. These days, Decker is still a hardworking influencer, musician, and lifestyle maven — but her most important job is that of a mother to her kids, that she shares with former NFL pro, Eric Decker.
Jessie James Decker is married to Eric Decker
Born in 1988, Jessie James Decker began singing and performing when she was a young girl. Encouraged by her mother, Karen Parker, Decker (born Jessica James) traveled all around the country, performing at state fairs and trying to further her musical career.
By the age of fifteen, Decker began working with a producer in Nashville, Tennessee, which led to her first big record deal.
In 2009, she released her debut album, Jessie James. The album spawned the hit single “Wanted,” and led to some critical recognition for Decker in the industry.
Around the same time, she began touring with successful stars like Kid Rock and The Jonas Brothers. Although Decker floundered a bit in the music industry as she tried to find the genre where she fits best, her personal life was flourishing.
She began dating Eric Decker and in early 2013, the pair tied the knot in a grand wedding ceremony that was filmed for television.
Jessie James Decker has three small children
Eric and Jessie James Decker didn’t waste any time starting their family. As chronicled in their reality show, Eric & Jessie: Game On, the couple wanted a large family from the start, since they both admitted to being very close with their families.
Only a few months after their June 2013 wedding, they announced that they were expecting a baby. In March 2014, Eric and Jessie James Decker welcomed their daughter, Vivianne Rose Decker.
Only a little over a year later, the family added a little boy to the mix when Jessie James Decker gave birth to Eric Thomas II. Fans watched their growing family on social media, as the happy mother shared many photos and videos of her two adorable children.
In late 2017, Eric and Jessie James Decker revealed that they were expecting, yet again. Forrest Bradley Decker, the couple’s second son and third child, was born in March 2018. Although the couple has not announced any plans for future additions to their brood, many fans suspect that they could eventually add a fourth child to the mix.
How does Jessie James Decker respond to ‘mom-shaming’?
Jessie James Decker might wear many hats, but the one that keeps her the busiest is the role of mom. As much as she enjoys sharing little family moments with her followers, she has been open about how she has experienced “mom-shaming” from time to time.
Whether it is the photos that she shares of her breastfeeding her babies to moments where she is snapped wearing underwear in front of her toddlers, Decker doesn’t hold back on sharing unfiltered moments — and occasionally gets backlash for it. Still, Decker doesn’t dwell on the haters.
She admitted that she is not “one of those people that sits and combs through the comments” to look for the negative. “Sometimes, I’ll write a little smart-aleck comment back just to be funny, but I don’t really read them,” she said. “I feel like I’m kind of in the dark.”
In general, Jessie James Decker is “not ashamed” of the way that she parents, and is confident in her mothering skills — no matter what negativity she might receive from time to time.