NFL star Aaron Donald is married to Erica Donald (nee Sherman), a sports marketing executive. Aaron and Erica met while working together at the St. Louis Rams in 2015. They fell in love and started dating a few years down the line. They later got engaged and tied the knot and are currently enjoying wonderful family life with their son, Aaric.
The couple has also successfully integrated Aaron’s two children from a previous relationship, Jaeda and Aaron Jr., into a wonderfully blended family. Aaron and Erica Donald take care to protect the children from the spotlight. They are, however, free when it comes to themselves. They regularly make joint red carpet appearances. They also post about their fun activities on social media, and this has endeared them to many fans.
Aaron Donald’s Wife is Erica Sherman
Aaron Donald’s wife is Erica Donald nee Sherman. Erica is a native of St. Louis and was born on the 23rd of May 1991. She hails from a close-knit family and has a brother who is now late. Erica attended St Louis State University from 2009 to 2012 and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication and public relations.
During her time in school, she distinguished herself as a parliamentarian and in community service. She also belonged to or headed several other student groups.
Erica Sherman is a Sports Marketing Executive at Donda Sports
Erica Donald is now a sports marketing executive and works at Donda Sports, the sports agency that was founded by rapper, Kanye west. She joined the company in March 2022. Prior to this period, Erica had worked at several other places. She interned at Fox Sports from 2007 to 2012. She then served as an assistant for the Glazer Family Foundation of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2013 to 2015.
From 2015 to 2020, Erica served as the manager of community affairs and player involvement for the NFL side, the Los Angeles Rams (formerly known as the St. Louis Rams).
Aaron Donald and Erica Sherman Started Dating While Working Together at the St. Louis Rams
Aaron Donald and Erica Sherman have refused to give up the finer details of when they met and commenced their relationship. It is, however, known that the two first crossed paths while working together at the St. Louis Rams in 2015. At that time, Donald was in the second season of his stint with the Rams, while Erica had been hired as the team’s community manager.
Working in such close proximity brought them into contact with each other, and they became pals. They, however, did not start dating until much further down the line, around 2020. Their love for each other grew in leaps and bounds, and just four months after they started dating, Aaron popped the big question.
Aaron Donald first proposed to Erica Donald while they were vacationing. He didn’t have a ring with him, and so she turned him down. The second time that Aaron proposed to Erica was on her birthday in 2021. He popped the big question with an exquisite ring. He also gifted Erica a diamond-studded heart locket bracelet with a childhood photo of herself and her late brother inside.
It was all a very emotional moment, and Erica cried some more after Aaron showed her a video recording of her family members. She said yes, and the NFL star captured the entire moment in a video that he later shared on YouTube.
Erica Officially Became Aaron Donald’s Wife in 2021
Aaron Donald and Erica Donald dated for several months before going on to get married sometime in 2021. The couple kept their marriage ceremony quite secret, and as such, the exact date of their wedding is not known.
The venue and nature of the ceremony also remain a mystery. One thing that is, however, certain is that they must have invited all their loved ones to the nuptials.
Aaron and Erica Welcomed a Son, Aaric, in September 2021
Aaron Donald and Erica Donald have one child together. He is a son named Aaric, and he was born in September 2021. His first name is a combination of his parents’ first names. The couple rarely posts about their son on social media, but he was there to celebrate with the rest of the family after daddy won the 2022 Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, the couple and their son have lived in some fabulous properties over the years. One of them is a multi-million 7,036 square-foot home, with six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, located in Calabasas.
Aaron and Erica sold their Calabasas mansion for $6.258 million in April 2022. They now live in a $17 million mansion located in Hidden Hills. It has eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a game room, a movie theater, a gym with a steam shower, a sauna, a four-car garage, and an outdoor pool.
Aaron Donald’s Two Older Children also Form Part of their Lovely Family
Asides from the one biological child that Aaron and Erica have together, Aaron also has two children from his previous long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, Jaelynn Blakey. He has a daughter named Jaeda, who was born around 2013, and a son named Aaron Jr.
Donald is quite crazy about his kids, and Erica also loves her stepchildren very much. The duo has tried as much as possible to include the two elder kids in their family set-up, but this is often hampered by the fact that the two children reside far away in Pittsburgh with their mother.
The long distance as well as inability to see the kids have heavily weighed on Donald Aaron, and he has revealed that he is thinking of retiring to have more time with the kids. In the meantime, he speaks with them on the phone regularly. He has also flown them out to the family home so that they can spend some quality time together during the off-season.
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Aaron and Erica Often Make Red Carpet Appearances Together and have Participated in Several Tik Tok Challenges
Aaron Donald and Erica Donald have a strong marriage and have avoided the scandals and controversies that often seem to beset other celebrity couples. This has made them a shining example of black love, and they continue to wax strong. For instance, they regularly appear on the red carpet together, be it for sports awards, charity benefits, or showbiz events. They were also spotted together at Floyd Mayweather Jr’s birthday bash in February 2022.
Aaron Donald and Erica Donald are also a fun couple on social media. For instance, in April 2022, Erica shared a video of their joint workout sessions. In one of the clips, she carried her husband on her back. In yet another clip, he was seen bench pressing her more than 10 times from the floor, which was quite impressive.
Also, in July 2022, the couple joined in the viral Tik Tok challenge known as the tortilla challenge. The challenge basically involves two people filling their mouths with water, playing a round of rock, paper, and scissors, and slapping each other with soft tortillas. Whoever spits out the water in uncontrollable laughter is the loser, while the person that holds out wins. The clip featuring Aaron and Erica Donald was quite a hilarious one and Aaron was the winner from all indications.