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Y’all are about to fall in love with former AFL player Nick Riewoldt’s transpacific family

His boys have inherited his famous white-blonde hair.
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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.

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.

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.

“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.

While we wait to see how far he will go in the competition, here is a look inside his adorable A-team for some adorable vibes.

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Catherine and Nick looked radiant on their big day in 2012.

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The loved-up couple attending the 2013 Brownlow.

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Their matching hair is just the most adorable thing! Nick captioned this moment, “Love this job. Happy Father’s Day ❤️.”

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For their fifth anniversary, Nick shared this picture from their reception.

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Nick shared this picture of himself brushing up on his cooking skills ahead of his appearance on Celebrity MasterChef, with his curious boys beside him.

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This picture of Nick tending to his wife’s train on the Brownlow red carpet in 2017 is proof gentlemen still exist.

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All parent’s of boys will understand Nick when he writes, “They’re never this still……..”

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“@tasmania with the A-Team,” the former athlete captioned this family selfie.

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Sport is obviously a big part of the Riewoldt household.

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Christmas with the Riewoldt fam looks so cosy.

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“A Team Ice Cream 🍦,” wrote Nick.

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To commemorate a rare night away from the kids, Nick captioned this joyful picture, “Our kids would be shattered to see us having this much fun without them. Perth weekend with a solid crew celebrating a beautiful couple ♥️.”

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For Thanksgiving with his in-laws, Nick wrote, “My 10th Thanksgiving. More to be thankful for than ever 🦃.”

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