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Nick Riewoldt’s tight-knit family and happy marriage are what keeps him motivated

Meet the former AFL player's transpacific family.
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Former AFL star Nick Riewoldt is known for his iconic football career, but after retiring in 2017, he has been able to spend more time with his family, and it’s clear that he has been enjoying every second of it.

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Nick, who was captain of the St Kilda team on and off throughout his career, managed to find love with his now-wife Catherine.

While the spouses are private about how they met, the Hobart native married his Texan bride at a pecan grove in Waco, Texas with 250 proud guests.

The couple has welcomed three boys under the age of ten together, and they’re all the spitting image of their father as they rock his staple white-blonde hair.

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Nick and his wife Catherine share three sons together. (Credit: Instagram)

On Nick’s Instagram, he loves to post pictures of his eldest son James, his middle child Will, and his youngest bub Teddy while they kick around the footy, cook, and go out for ice cream – in fact, they seem inseparable.

It’s not easy being a wife of an athlete who plays a brutal sport like football, and Catherine started to struggle with that reality after he suffered a bad concussion.

In 2015, after Nick experienced a brutal collision while playing in Adelaide, Catherine told Fox Footy’s On The Mark that it made her feel anxious about her husband playing on the field.

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Nick often gushes about his wife on Instagram. (Credit: Getty)

“I remember even being pregnant; I just watched the game differently – I was a lot more anxious,” she said. “And so, it was the biggest fight of our marriage actually, because I said, ‘Ok, you’re retiring tomorrow – there’s just no question to be asked.’

“I did not win that battle, which is rare, but it was a very difficult discussion.”

Although family life has been blissful for Nick, the 38-year-old is turning his attention to his hidden love of cooking on Celebrity MasterChef.

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