I want to take a moment to recognize someone in Hollywood who surprised me. This is not easily achieved in such a self-centered universe, but Brooklyn Decker closed as an unexpected favorite of mine.
For those unfamiliar with Decker, she’s best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, including the 2010 theme. It’s hard to tune into supermodels. It just is. Why does it really look like it?
And often they aren’t given much of a “voice” to get started. So when Decker got Hollywood out of the storm and got her hits for a test run, I didn’t expect much.
However – I was immediately thrilled with the natural comic timing and commitment to each role. Her first major film role, which I watched, was Dennis Quaid’s Trophy Young Woman in Just Go With It (2011). I laughed loudly several times. I almost liked to love her. I wanted to walk out of there completely disapproving of the transition of the supermodel to the screen, but no. He won.
Just an impressive side note: in addition to her life as an actress, she also served as the founder of a tech startup (Finery) recently acquired by Stitch Fix.
She has continued to work on a number of other films, such as What to Expect When You Wait (2012), Battleship (2012) and Casual Encounters (2016).
In 2015, she was filmed on the Netflix television series Grace & Frankie, as daughter of Jane Fonda. On the show, she is a mother who has outgrown herself and seems to always be the “adult” in the situation and eventually gets sick too. It has a wonderful role.
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Decker is also a mother in real life. She and her husband, Andy Roddick, have been married since 2009.
Yesterday, the actress posted a hysterical post-holiday instagram post from the mom of two. In the photo, Decker, 32, sits in front of her fireplace drinking wine – she pulls out a pair of big sunglasses.
I gave most of my family a stomach bug. it is on the bed. All the other family members left this morning to be rescued. I sit here alone, with the sunglasses I bought for my own storage, drinking by myself. All of that was part of my overall plan. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL! 🎄🤶🎅🏻👼🏼
That made me think. Decker was, without a doubt, one of the celebrities who keeps it “super real” on social media. There is nothing more refreshing than when a mega-star can somehow become incredibly relatable to an average Joe.
But her consistent arrogance, when it comes to mommy’s life and life in general, with one of her more colorful sarcasm and spirit making her one of my favorite celebs to follow on Instagram.
Here are some examples from Brooklyn Decker’s publications that were very relevant:
- The time he basically admitted he hadn’t worked in three years.
- The time that presented the perfect vision of how exhausting parental responsibility is.
- Time to go to the JUST race game to have the best profile photo of all time. Hands down;
- The time she had zero issues posting this photo that her son took of it was amazing.
- The time she went camping with her family and made us all want to be as awesome as her child;
- The time she had a direction with the words when she told us how her education was going; and
- Our time revealed the super sexy turns.