Unless and until you get to know him, Ric can be very quiet and reserved. Part of that comes from having a loud and boisterous husband, sure. But part of it is just the way he is. He is more comfortable in many situations sitting quietly somewhere off to the side, observing without speaking or directly interacting. He feels safer there, out of the line of fire of probing questions and intrusive demands to speak. And I love that he allows himself to be in that space and doesn't feel that he has to engage with others on demand.
Ric is comfortable in his own skin and I love that about him.