Eric met his lovely lady Laura Schwanitz back in 2006 at a sports boarding school in Saxony city in Oberweisenthal. They have been together for quite some time now. In January 2007, the couple welcomed their first child Phillip.
Just like her boyfriend Eric, Laura has also been skiing since she was a little girl. She was actually 14 years old when she went to the Olympic Training Center to train professionally. The sport has been part of her family for years as her father, Peter, was the TSV Ski division manager.