Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's Relationship Timeline
02/26/2021 04:11 pm EST
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are coming up on 11 years of marriage this year after tying the knot in 2010, and the duo has become one of country music's most enduring couples since they first met at one of Underwood's meet-and-greets. They didn't permanently live in the same city until former NHL player Fisher was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2011, but the pair has since put down roots in Music City and expanded their family with two sons and multiple pets. Scroll through to look back on Underwood and Fisher's decade-plus together.
Underwood and Fisher were set up by Underwood's bass player, Mark Childers, who thought the two should meet. Fisher first met his future wife backstage at one of her concerts, and Underwood shared, "I text[ed] my bass player, 'Hot, hot, hot' cause I thought he was cute!"
The couple began dating long-distance, since Fisher was playing hockey for the Ottawa Senators at the time. Three months later, he joined Underwood in Times Square for the annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast in 2008, where they shared their first kiss at midnight in front of the crowd. "We were in front of people, and he's not a big PDA guy," Underwood recalled. "I figured, I'll go in for it because he can't leave me hanging, right? So I made him kiss me in public."
Putting a ring on it
Fisher proposed in December 2009 during an afternoon at home. "It's true," Fisher told the Toronto Sun the next day to confirm the engagement. "We're both obviously excited and very happy."
Down the aisle
The pair tied the knot on July 10, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton resort on Lake Oconee, Georgia. "He knew what to expect," Underwood told Glamour of marrying someone else in the spotlight. "In Canada, he was a big celebrity, so he knows what it's like living under a microscope. And he travels a lot, which is good for both of us. We're both independent people, so we can't have somebody around 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Expanding the family
Underwood gave birth to the couple's first son, Isaiah, in 2015. "I remember, in the delivery room, after he'd just been born and it was just me and Isaiah, and I was just emotional as could be," Fisher recalled during the couple's I Am Second series, Mike and Carrie: God & Country. "It was just one of the greatest gifts ever, and it kind of made me realize how much God loves us, and the sacrifice he made." Underwood agreed, saying, "The second Isaiah was born, it was like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm in love. I'm in love.'"
Hills and valleys
After welcoming Isaiah, Underwood suffered three miscarriages before she was able to get pregnant with their second son, Jacob. "So many times, you're on the mountaintops and things are great, and sometimes those are the hardest times because you don't feel like you need God," Fisher said. "But then you go through the valleys and you actually really seek Him and His will and that's when you learn and grow. He changes you, He changes our marriage for the better."
Baby No. 2
Jacob was born in January 2019 and fit right into the family. In January, Fisher celebrated his son's second birthday with a photo of Jacob wearing Batman pajamas, sunglasses and hockey skates. "Happy 2nd birthday Jacob! You've brought so much joy to our family the last 2 years!" he wrote.
"Your laugh may just be the best thing in the world:) Can't wait to see what God has in store for you in the years ahead!"
Rooted in faith
Underwood and Fisher have been open about the fact that their relationship is heavily rooted in their faith, with Fisher sharing in their I Am Second series that their faith gives them a "center ground."
"We just differ drastically," Underwood said. "We learn from each other, and we have spirited discussions about things that we disagree on. But at the end of the day, we love each other very much." "That's where our faith comes in too," her husband shared. "I think it gives us a center ground, where that's the most important thing in anything."
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