Celebrating Her Man’s Big Day
The Dukes of Hazzard star’s birthday tribute to the former athlete featured a lovely family picture, featuring herself, Eric, their kids (Birdie Mae, 2, Maxwell Drew, 9, and Ace Knute, 8), and their dog. They were all sitting on a green sofa located on the porch, snuggled close to each other and smiled for the photo.
“🙌🏼ERIC🙌🏼 42yrs ago today you were born and without a doubt I know that God created and shaped you to be my purest love, truest companion, my forever person, my ALL in everything, my everyday and night answered prayer before I even knew the words to speak,” the 41-year-old singer wrote in the caption. “The gift of life began with your first breath to bring forth my purpose to be brought into this life. I truly was born to love you.”
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She continued: “As a child I talked to God asking for you and you found me when my heart least expected eternal intimacy. I am graced to be living within your soul and you within mine until the end of time. I am HAPPY it is your BIRTHDAY…the blessed day this world received the gift of you is the greatest day of the year for so many, but especially for your fortunate wife and our beautifully perfect children. I love you. Maxwell loves you. Ace loves you. Birdie loves you.”
An Intimate, Yet Fun Celebration At Home
Jessica also posted pictures of the celebration to her Instagram stories. One photo featured the actress and the former NFL player proudly posing with their youngest daughter and furry friend.
Another pic showed the father-of-three posing with his children, standing behind a box of customized doughnuts that spelled out, “Happy birthday dad.”
A Love Story
Jessica and Eric met way back in 2010 when the latter was invited to a party held at the former’s residence by a mutual friend. “We connected on all levels,” the actress shared to People.
It did not take long for them to make things official as they became engaged in November of the same year.
The couple married on July 5, 2014, in Montecito, California.
In celebration of their seventh wedding anniversary this year, Eric shared several pictures from their wedding on his Instagram page.
“Jessica, I love you. 7 years into marriage and you still make me laugh just as hard as day one,” he wrote in the caption. “7 years into marriage and you still make me laugh just as hard as day one. I had fun yesterday celebrating us. Our kids bring us so much joy and they could not be luckier to have such a fiercely empowered, unique, beautiful mama. I love you, babe!!! Happy Anniversary! E.”
Jessica was previously married to singer Nick Lachey from 2002 to 2006, and she wrote about their marriage and separation in her memoir entitled, “Open Book.” Meanwhile, Eric was married to Keri D’Angelo, a teacher, for five years.