Last week was an exciting time for Taj George and Eddie George as they watched their son, Eriq, go to prom. Taj expressed her mixed feelings on Instagram, stating that her baby was turning into a man.
“It’s Prom Day! It’s bittersweet because my baby turns 18 on the 4th, his prom is today, and he graduates in June. My baby is turning into a man”
A few days later, Eriq turned 18, and Taj expressed her pride and love for her son.
“My favorite firstborn is 18 today!!! I’m so excited for what’s next for you. I’m so proud of the thoughtful, respectful, dedicated, loving, fun, strong man you’ve become. Technically, you’re an adult now, but you’ll always be my baby boy. I love you to infinity and beyond.”
Eriq, a D2AAA All-State player, recently announced that he had committed to his father’s program at Tennessee State. Eddie George, who is the head coach of the Tennessee State football team, had once joked that Eriq couldn’t commit to rival schools like Michigan or Jackson State.
However during a recent interview, Eddie George made it clear that Eriq’s commitment to Tennessee State was entirely his own choice.
“This is his journey, his process, his career. He understands what I do; he’s around me every day and knows the type of coaching he’ll receive here at Tennessee State. I encouraged him to explore his options and follow his heart,” Eddie said.
Taj and Eddie welcomed their son Eriq in 2005, after a difficult pregnancy that left Taj bedridden for the first five months. Taj, who achieved fame in the 1990s as part of R&B singing group SWV, is also a stepmother to Eddie’s son, Jaire David.