Jessie James Decker may have her hands full with three young children and a newly-retired husband but that hasn’t slowed down this working mama one bit.
In fact, the TV personality and musician has a couple of shows and a new book in the works and is preparing to go on tour this April with her family in tow.
Speaking to the Inquisitr during a phone interview on Monday, Jessie opened up about her potential return to television as she also spoke about her handsome husband, Eric Decker, their kids, and her new partnership with Jack Link’s.
Lindsay Cronin: Will you be returning to E! for another season of ‘Eric & Jessie: Game On‘?
Jessie James Decker: We have plans to be on TV again, probably not our reality show. We probably won’t do anything exactly like that again, but we definitely have a couple of shows in the works.
LC: How is life after your husband Eric’s retirement?
JJD: It’s been amazing. I didn’t realize how much he had to work before and it’s just been great. His body feels so great. He’s got a pep in his step. It was the right choice and I’m really happy for him.
LC: What did you think about the response to the Instagram photo you shared of Eric in a towel?
JJD: I thought it was so funny. I didn’t think anything of it, but it was funny to see how into it everyone was. Well, I guess I get it. I’m into it, too.
LC: Tell us about your new book.
JJD: I have a new book coming out in 2020. I’m in the middle of working on it now. It will be a cookbook this time. I kind of put a little splash of it in the last book to kind of gauge the interest and there’s definitely tons of it, so I’m really excited. I’m a home cook and I cook meals for my family every single day. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Being Italian, I want to feed everyone all of the time. So, I’m excited to put some great family recipes in there and things that I cook. There’s going to be a variety of everything. Recipes for moms on the go, a chapter for people that are trying to eat healthy and fit while watching their bodies and there will also be stuff that I’ve had in my family this whole time.
LC: How are you prepping for your upcoming tour?
JJD: [By] making sure the stage set up is done right and we’re preparing with my fans. There are so many details that go into a tour, but we are almost there and I’m so excited. It’s been almost two years since I’ve been on tour. I was supposed to go on tour after my last album came out, ‘Southern Girl, City Lights’ and then I was surprised and I was pregnant and I was like, ‘Well, you can’t be eight months pregnant on the road.’ So we’ll have to just put a hold on that.
LC: Are you taking Eric and the kids on tour?
JJD: We’re bringing the family. That’s what’s great about Eric being retired is he can come on the road with me and help with the babies while I do my thing… It was a lot of multitasking but you know, mom’s gotta work no matter what the gig is.
LC: How did your Jack Link’s partnership come about?
JJD: Speaking of touring, it’s so funny whenever we got joined together for this partnership, it was very coincidental because I have a rider for backstage and that’s kind of what you put in your rider… your snacks, your water, things you need to feel comfortable and Jack Link’s was always one of the things that I wanted backstage because I love protein, I love beef jerky. I’m a big meat eater and that is one of my go-to snacks. I love meat. It makes me feel fulfilled and better and it’s a lean snack and you can’t really have anything too heavy before you go on stage. So, it was kind of a natural fit and I will definitely have a lot of beef jerky on the road with me this time… My husband has already stolen quite a few bags because I have them shipped to the house but it’s all good. I can share with everyone.
LC: How has your life changed after reality TV?
JJD: I’m so grateful for the show. It changed everything. That show changed my life. Before, I had my first record deal when I was 19-years-old, and I was really marketed [based on looks] and had no female fans, and I really, really struggled severely and as soon as I did the show, overnight I had female fans and I will always be grateful for that. Now, because of that show, that is why I’m in the position I am now that I can do what I do and sell out shows and have these beautiful, confident women that I get to call me fans. I will forever be so grateful.