Jerry Rice is the best wide receiver to ever play football, but he’s picked up other interests in retirement. He appeared on Dancing With the Stars. He’s starred in some commercials for Popeyes. He even moonlighted as a Lyft driver.
But one of his less well-known hobbies apparently includes walking into random weddings and causing a scene because, well, he’s Jerry freaking Rice. The Football Hall of Famer was featured in a piece on The Ringer and revealed that he’s fond of crashing weddings, and the people whose weddings he crashes are quite fond of him as well.
“For some reason, it always turns out that they are so excited,” Rice said in the piece. “They want to take pictures, and I’m just happy to take pictures with them. It always turns out to be bigger than that.”
The piece explores a few different weddings he’s crashed, which of course include a lot of photo taking and a bit of dancing. There was also some smoochin’ at one.
“The best was when my mother-in-law was kissing Jerry Rice,” Restani said. “My husband went over to his dad and said, ‘Dad, mom is kissing Jerry Rice,’ and his dad just nodded and said ‘It’s OK.’”
If you’re wondering if Rice does this every Saturday and Sunday, he does not. “Sometimes there are weddings on Friday, too,” he said. He estimates that he crashes at least one wedding per weekend.
Honestly, this is exactly what Jerry Rice should be doing with his time. Why not? Everyone gets a quick thrill. He gets to enjoy someone else’s happy day. It’s not like he’s getting engaged at a family member’s wedding like some monster or something. This is harmless fun as long as everyone involved doesn’t seem to mind.
As long as Rice doesn’t start crashing funerals, he should be fine.