Teddy Bridgewater Is A Father Of Two – Who’s His Wife and Mother of His Kids?

By AustinPublished on: February 9, 2024 Updated on: February 9, 2024
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Teddy Bridgewater is a former American football quarterback who has taken up a position as a coach after his retirement. Bridgewater chose to use his National Football League (NFL) experience to guide the children at his alma mater, Miami Northwestern High School. Known as the Neighborhood Hope Dealer, his love life has been a matter of interest to many.

Does the former athlete have a wife? Keep reading the article to find out.

Is Teddy Bridgewater Married? Who Is His Wife?

Despite the ex-football star’s prominence and decent presence on social media, he has posted little to nothing about his romantic life. No matter how hard he tries to keep his personal life out of the media, some media outlets have found out that he is a married man. He shares two children with his wife, but unfortunately, details about his wife aren’t out yet.

Although he doesn’t share anything about his spouse, we can see him share his sons’ photos on his Instagram occasionally.

Teddy Bridgewater seems to be married
Teddy has a wife.

According to the Detroit Free-Press, Bridgewater thought about retiring after the birth of his second son. In fact, he had contemplated retiring after the end of the 2022 season, but he extended his playing days one more season before hanging the boots up.

Teddy Is A Father of Two Sons

While many may not know Teddy is possibly married, what might surprise them more is the fact that he even has two children, both sons. His firstborn is named Theo, after the footballer himself. While his second child is relatively young, both of them can be occasionally seen on his social media.

Teddy Bridgewater has two kids
Teddy with his kid, Theo.

As a family man, the kids mean a lot to Bridgewater, and he loves them immensely. His decision to retire also stems from his desire to become a better father to his children.

Who Is The Baby Mama?

Well, Bridgewater has carefully guarded this aspect of his life. As a result, it is unknown who he shares his child with. If the online sources are to be believed, the former NFL star is happily married, so we hope he makes the details about his marriage and wife public soon.

Teddy’s Only Known Partner

Erika Cardona is the only girl known to have dated Teddy. Although several sources reported Cardona as Bridgewater’s “close friend,” some sources have confirmed they were in a relationship. Their romance became public around 2017 when Erika wrote the book titled “Little Bear Teddy: Big Dream Come True” where she mentioned Teddy as her inspiration.

Fox9 also confirmed Erika as Teddy’s girlfriend through an Instagram post back in December 2017. The outlet shared a couple of photos of the former NFL quarterback and Erika from the book launch where they wrote “Teddy Bridgewater’s girlfriend, Erika Cardona, wrote a children’s book called “Little Bear Teddy: Big Dream Come True,” in the caption.

Teddy Bridgewater's Girlfriend, Erika Cardona, holding her books
Erika is Teddy’s only known partner.

The couple attended Miami Northwestern High School. In a conversation, the two said that they first met when both of them were in grade nine. The duo had a lot of classes together. Regardless, it was not until grade ten that things started getting juicy between them.

The retired athlete used to share his work with Erika back in school. One day, he wrote a note to her asking, “Will you go out with me?” with checkboxes containing yes and no.

When Cardona checked yes and returned the note, Bridgewater wore the note around his ID tag the whole day.

Know Teddy Bridgewater’s Partner, Erika Better

Cardona was born in Miami, Florida and she went to the Miami Northwestern. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, helping kids learn that reading is fundamental.

Besides, Erika is the author of the Little Bear Teddy Series. However, writing is not something she learned in a day. She has been reading and composing poetry ever since she was a child. As a result, engaging rhymes and rhythms can be seen in her work.

Moreover, Erika has been seen attending different charities work with Teddy. Furthermore, on January 29, 2020, they went to their high school and helped make the Literacy Week Kick-off a success.

Cardona Is The Pillar of Support For Bridgewater

Bridgewater’s career was going through a rough patch when he sustained an injury in 2017. While he had to wait 17-19 months for recovery, he never lost faith and the former quarterback kept going.

Nonetheless, Bridgewater had Cardona by his side throughout this journey. The way he overcame this injury was what inspired his girlfriend to write this book about him.

Teddy Bridgwater's girlfriend, Erika Cardona, wrote a book about him
Erika and Teddy with the book.

Now, the printed work is a source of inspiration for thousands of kids. However, it would not have been possible if Erika had not been with Teddy throughout this journey.

Did Teddy Have His Children With Erika?

Unfortunately, Cardona is a private person and is rarely seen on social media. And as stated earlier, Teddy, too, remains mum regarding his love life. So, when the question arises if Teddy gave birth to his two sons with Erika, it remains a mystery.

Reports from outlets such as Bleacher Report indicate that the former footballer has two children with his wife. Therefore, if Erika is the mother of his children, it implies that she must be his wife as well. However, this detail cannot be confirmed until either the player or his representative officially discloses this information.