Former NFL star Reggie Bush was a great football player, but if you ask his wife and kids, they’d tell you he’s an even greater husband and father. Since his 2017 retirement, the Super Bowl champion has been focused on his family and cherishes his time with them.
Reggie Bush has three children with his wife Lilit: 7-year-old Briseis, 4-year-old Uriah, and 2-year-old Agyemang Bush. In an interview with PEOPLE, Bush spoke about how he has enjoyed spending more time with his family that he previously couldn’t due to his busy NFL schedule.
“I’ve been able to enjoy more time with our family and just being able to do things that I normally wouldn’t be able to be here for,” said Bush. “For 20-plus years, most of my time was devoted to a single sport. Now I get an opportunity to be home, and to find a new passion and keep my focus on top of my family.”
Reggie Bush and his family are currently waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic in home quarantine, and Bush makes sure his kids get their education in lockdown. “We’ve been really focusing on this time with our family and trying to better ourselves,” says Bush. “It’s definitely been a challenge for us to homeschool but together we feel like we’ve been learning in this process a lot about ourselves, and we’re making it work.”
The coronavirus quarantines are stressful for many and Reggie and Lilit are no exception, so the couple has exercised patience to make sure their stress doesn’t affect their children at all. “Our patience had to develop a lot more than it was. We have to learn how to be a lot more patient with each other and with the kids, because being with them all day long can push you to another level, stress wise,” says Lilit. “We just simply cannot allow that to translate to the kids.”
Though Reggie Bush’s children are unique in their own way, all three of them are athletic like their father, and Bush makes sure that his wife and kids stay fit and active during the lockdown. “They’re all active. They’re all athletic, obviously — that’s a mandatory in the house,” said Lilit. “Everybody’s got to stretch, everybody’s got to exercise. That helps a lot to kill that energy during the day so they’re good to go to sleep.”