Brooklyn Decker says marriage to Andy Roddick is “hilariously transactional” when raising children: “efficiency is the key”


With 13 years of marriage behind them and two children at home, Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick’s relationship has turned into a well-oiled machine.

“You’re like, “I have kids, you go buy tampons, go get diapers.” …It’s very [much] like making a game plan for a football match. You draw crosses, and someone will take up this work, and another will take care of it.”

The Ohio native, who shares 6-year-old Hank and 4-year-old Stevie with a 39-year-old athlete, told Us that “efficiency is the key factor” when raising toddlers.

“I hope you can laugh along the way,” the model said, noting that she and the tennis professional don’t have “regular work dates” because their “life is so messy.”

The Grace and Frankie star explained, “I really think it’s easy to get bogged down in managing life, home, kids and all that. Nevertheless, we allocate time. …We are giving this priority, but I think we could all work better.”

The couple, who married in April 2009 in Texas, consider themselves in a “good place” with Hank and Stevie and have no plans to expand anytime soon.

“You’re constantly bending over for six months,” Decker told us about having babies. “They are really exploratory, but not strong enough to do it on their own. So you’re just playing cars with your kids. … I have two children who can, for example, get dressed and ask me for what they need. It would be difficult [to have another one].”

Currently, the kids follow in their father’s footsteps and show interest in sports, including football and basketball.

Decker spends so much time outside with her athletic kids, and Decker is grateful for the allergy medicine for the full 24 hours of relief. “ZYRTEC not only tries to alleviate our allergy symptoms, but also allows us to enjoy nature by planting more trees in cities that really need it,” the Just Go With It star said on Wednesday. “I feel like my allergy symptoms have just exploded in a beautiful spring explosion.”

The longtime allergy sufferer noted that the brand is “doing a really cool thing” on Instagram for Earth Day on Friday, April 22, saying, “If you comment on their post that day with a tree emoji, they will donate a dollar to charity. The ZYRTEC ReLEAF project, which aims to conduct research in historically isolated communities and plant trees.”

As part of the ZYRTEC ReLEAF project, ZYRTEC and American Forests are helping to increase tree equity in historically isolated communities so that more people can enjoy the health and environmental benefits that trees can provide.