Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks have been married for 11 years, and one secret to their successful relationship is the strong friendship they had built beforehand.
“We have been friends for such a long time. Our relationship is based on a very deep friendship that we’ve had, so we were in the position of knowing each other as friends before we ever went on a date,” Yearwood recently told The Huffington Post during a Build Series interview.
After going through two divorces, Yearwood connected romantically with longtime friend Brooks, who had divorced his college sweetheart.
“I think a lot of times you are ― just speaking for myself ― down the road in your relationship before you really get to know the person well enough to get to know if you really like them or not, and liking someone is as important as loving someone," the singer explained. "And so we laugh a lot. When we’re not all lovey-dovey and passionate, we’re still best friends, so it’s just the way it works.”
She added that one of the things that
“He’s whatever I need him to be. He can be my best friend, he can be my lover, he can be my
Yearwood joked that Brooks' coffee-making skills also earn him some points.
“My husband doesn’t drink coffee ― which I don’t trust people who don’t drink coffee, but I do love him ― but he makes my coffee every morning and he makes really good coffee, so he can stay,” she said.
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