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Holly Robinson Peete and her retired NFL husband, Rodney Peete have embarked on a new journey sharing their home life in their own docuseries “For Peete’s Sake.” The long-married duo remains to keep their focus on their four children while living in the spotlight. With twins RJ, who has autism, and daughter Ryan, athlete Robinson and preteen Roman, the series follows the Peete’s navigating their offspring’s as they approach adulthood as any devoted parents would. Life is full for the Peete’s which include Rodney’s health post-football, Holly’s mother and manager Dolores and running of their charity, the HollyRod Foundation. They’re our normal “television” family and we’re giving you five reasons they’ve instantly become a viewership favorite.
Marriage – Holly and Rodney Peete have been married for twenty years. Those who are married know that a long-lasting union requires work, and these two have managed to make it happen for two decades.
Family – Come on let’s face it, The Peete’s are a good-looking family, however, it’s the unconditional love displayed from episode one that caught our attention. We applaud the Peete’s, along with Holly’s mom, Dolores (the children’s grandmother) in working together to raise four beautiful and well-behaved children with four different personalities; Rodney Jr., RJ (17), Ryan Elizabeth (17), Robinson James (13) and Roman (10).
Autism Awareness – Son RJ was diagnosed with Autism at an early age. And Holly and Rodney have always been open about RJ’s diagnosis. Both have brought awareness about the disorder all throughout his childhood while continuously advocating for the cause to help their son and others.
Rodney Jr. (RJ) – The viewers were smitten with RJ from day one. When we see him we don’t just see Autism, we see a handsome, lovable, kind, polite and smart kid. Although he has Autism, it does not have him. RJ has a pure sweetness about him that reminds us that God makes no mistakes. His spirit is also a reminder that we are here on this earth to love others in spite of any differences or challenges.
Comedy – Although the show touches on the real life, day-to-day issues of marriage, kids, work etc. A family that laughs together stays happily together! Holly is a natural already when it comes to comedic timing, but seeing her and Rodney interact with the children can sometimes be a bit humorous. It reminds us that “oh yeah, the former NFL Football player and beautiful actress are just like us, and that’s why we love the Peete’s!
Message to RJ— “We are on this journey with you as you transition into adulthood, the workplace and being an advocate for Autism Awareness. Your star is bright!” ~Twins of Media
Watch For Peete’s Sake Saturday 9/8c on OWN
Photo: Courtesy of OWN—Oprah Winfrey Network