Saved the best for last! Jessie James Decker tells The Knot in an exclusive new interview that she’s so thankful that she waited for her “perfect person,” Eric Decker.
“He’s amazing,” Decker, 28, says of her husband of three years. “I don’t know how I got so lucky.”
The “Lights Down Low” singer—who starred alongside the NFL player on two seasons of their E! reality series Eric & Jessie: Game On—says she aims to be honest with fans about their relationship.
“My whole thing is about being authentic and genuine as possible. I don’t like when people are fake,” Decker notes. “I don’t like when things aren’t real, because it’s misleading to people. I take it very seriously.”
The couple married in June 2013, and now share two young kids, Vivianne Rose, 2, and Eric II, 13 months. The proud wife and mom of two caught up with The Knot earlier this month in NYC while sharing some of her favorite tailgating recipes just in time for football season. (She recommends her mom’s combination of goat cheese, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes on top of RITZ Crackers.) “I love cooking,” she says. “My mom and I do a lot of it together.”
Life, however, could have been very different for the brunette beauty. “I could’ve settled three times before him,” she tells The Knot. “I had three serious boyfriends before him. I could’ve settled easily. Who knew that my perfect person would’ve showed up? What if I had settled with one of these guys? I would have never known what it actually felt like.”
She aims to encourage young women to seek something similar. “Eric and I are as genuine as it gets. We’re really in love and happy,” she adds. “I feel like it’s an example to let people know that you could find happiness too. It is real. It does exist.”
Her advice for those searching? “You have to think highly of yourself enough to have another person come into your life,” she concludes.