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.