Jessie shared the news in an Instagram video on Monday that featured Eric, a wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, and their two children, Vivianne, 3, and Eric Jr., 2. “You know how you’ve been praying to Jesus? What were you praying for?” Jessie asks her daughter in the footage, who answers, “For a baby.”
The singer says, “Well guess what? There’s a baby in mommy’s tummy. Did you know that? Me and daddy talked about it and Jesus helped put a baby in mommy’s tummy. You’re going to get a baby brother or baby sister!”
Jessie captioned the post, which has more than half a million views, “Eric and I are so excited to share with y’all that we are expecting baby Decker number 3! As you can see Viv is so happy and Bub doesn’t quite know what’s going on, but we are over the moon and feel so blessed and can’t wait to meet this little one end of March.”
Fans rejoiced over the pregnancy, writing sentiments such as, “Literally crying omg bye” and “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”
The expecting mom previously disclosed the pitfalls of pregnancy, once telling Parents while carrying her second child, “With my daughter, Vivianne [now 18 months], I had horrible morning sickness. I threw up every day, sometimes twice, for five months, which then made me insanely hungry. So I’d stuff my face to try not to feel nauseated, and I gained 55 pounds. On my 5-foot 1-inch frame, that was brutal! This time has been much smoother. I sometimes even forget I’m pregnant except for all the moving around he’s doing in there!”
She also shared her joy at having both a son and daughter, explaining to Parents that there would be zero expectations for a third pregnancy. “My husband … and I both thought we wanted a boy first, but since having Vivianne, I couldn’t imagine not having another girl. Eric definitely wanted a boy, though, and as soon as I found out we were having a son, I was jumping up and down. It’s the best of both worlds. And now there will be no pressure for a third one!”
And she’s eagerly shared how pregnancy has changed her body, with a series of Instagram posts revealing her “C-section scar and pooch” and a plea for new moms to take it slow when it comes to weight loss.
Jessie has been hinting at a third pregnancy, confessing to People that she wasn’t using birth control. “I do see more kids in the future,” she told the publication in August. “I don’t know if it is necessarily right now, but we’re not doing anything not to have more kids. We’re just leaving it up in the air and leaving it in God’s hands.”
The 29-year-old added, “I think we’ve always felt like we wanted three children. I came from a family of three kids. [For Eric], it was just him and his sister, and he said he always felt like they were missing a sibling and he wishes [his parents] would have had three. So I just didn’t want Vivi or Bubby to feel like they wish they had another sibling.”
The baby news may reunite Jessie’s fan base, recently divided over comments she made about her husband’s participation in a national anthem demonstration during a September game against the Seattle Seahawks.
At the game, both teams remained in the locker room during a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” for their part in an ongoing NFL protest against social and racial injustice. “My husband was not made aware it was time to go out for the game,” Decker told TMZ. “Unfortunately, a decision was made for him without him knowing.”
Eric and Jessie currently star in their own reality show (now in its third season on E!) where fans will surely meet their tiny addition.
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