Nick Riewoldt Wife Catherine Heard: Married Life And Kids

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Former Australian rules football legend Nick Riewoldt has been married to his wife, Catherine Heard, for over a decade. 

Catherine is an American, and she relocated to Melbourne in 2010 to be with her lover, Nick. 

The couple together have three children. 

Nick Riewoldt
Nick Riewoldt (Source: Twitter)

Nicholas Fredrick Riewoldt, often known as Nick Riewoldt, is a former Australian rules footballer who had an illustrious career with the St Kilda Football Club of the AFL. 

Nick was the first draft selection in the prestigious 2000 AFL draft. Throughout his playing days, Riewoldt served as the captain of the St Kilda Football Club in 2005, for nine years, from 2007 to 2016.

On 31 July 2017, Riewoldt announced that he would retire at the end of the season. After his playing career, he ventured into the world of broadcasting. 

He was a commentator for Fox Footy. But, he left the team to focus on his family life. 

Nick Riewoldt Wife Catherine Heard: Married Life And Kids

Nick Riewoldt has been happily married to his American love, Catherine Heard, for over a decade. 

The two met in the late 2010s, fate bringing them together by a poolside in Las Vegas, and they instantly connected.

The American beauty relocated to Melbourne in 2010 to be with her footballer beau. A year later, on Thanksgiving of 2011, Nick proposed to Catherine. 

Nick Riewoldt With His Wife
Nick Riewoldt With His Wife (Source: Instagram)

The couple tied the knot in a picturesque Texan ceremony at Catherine’s parents’ riverside home in Waco in October 2012. 

Catherine is a devoted and supportive wife. She often shares professional updates of Nick and pictures of her children on her Twitter

There is not much information available about Catherine’s personal life. However, it is known that she has a degree in communications and marketing. 

Family Life And Kids 

The couple’s love has blossomed over the years, and they are now proud parents to three adorable boys. James, the eldest, was born in 2014, followed by William in 2016 and Teddy in 2019.

The young boys bear a striking resemblance to their father, inheriting his signature white-blonde hair.

James, Catherine, and their children together have built a happy family. However, their journey hasn’t been without challenges, particularly concerning Nick’s career in the demanding sport of football.

Catherine Riewoldt With Her Husband And Kids
Catherine Riewoldt With Her Husband And Kids (Source: Facebook)

Catherine experienced distress when Nick suffered a severe concussion during a game in 2015, especially since their first child, James, was just a few months old at the time.

The incident brought concerns about Nick’s safety and prompted Catherine to urge him to retire immediately, a suggestion Nick was hesitant to follow.

The couple faced their biggest marital dispute over this matter but ultimately found a way to navigate through it together.

After an illustrious career of more than 300 games, Nick decided to retire at the end of 2017 as a five-time All-Australian.

However, even after retirement, the family remains mindful of the potential risks associated with his past concussions, and Nick continues to undergo brain scans for monitoring purposes.

In January 2023, the Riewoldts made a significant decision to relocate to Houston, Texas, Catherine’s hometown, along with their three young boys.

The family spent a few months in the States earlier, where the children attended a local primary school in Houston for a term, an experience they thoroughly enjoyed.

Nick made the decision even more comfortable by turning down lucrative offers from Fox Footy and Seven to prioritize his family’s happiness and well-being.

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