Country star Carrie Underwood isn't just a singing superstar but she is also the adoring wife to her husband Mike Fisher.
The happy couple's relationship is like something from a fairy tale too, as it all happened when she least expected it. The former American Idol winner was not looking for marriage when she first met Mike but little did she know then they would both be walking down the aisle.
How did Carrie and Mike meet?
The pair were introduced to Carrie's mutual friend, and bassist Mark Childers. Carrie and Mike - who is from Canada – hit it off right away, but their relationship wasn't without its challenges, especially since they were in different countries.
"I mean, can I make dating any more difficult?" Carrie previously recalled on VH1's Behind the Music. "Let's get a hockey guy who lives in another country. Awesome." During their first date, the award-winning country star asked for Mark to be present to ensure that it wasn't awkward, and so they all met backstage at one of her concerts.
Luckily for Carrie, there was chemistry straight away, and Mike felt exactly the same. However, it wasn't until three months later that the now couple spoke in person again, due to their busy careers. They did speak regularly on the phone though, and enjoyed their official first date on New Year's Eve in 2008, where they also shared their first kiss.
VIDEO: Carrie Underwood's sons dance at her concert
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher met after being set up by a mutual friend
When did Carrie and Mike get married?
A year later, the couple were engaged, with the ice hockey player popping the question to Carrie in December 2009. In 2010, Carrie and Mike got married on 10 July and exchanged vows at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation, a former hunting plantation turned five-star resort in Georgia boasting three pools, five championship golf courses, a rustic barn and views over Lake Oconee – offering the perfect backdrop for a wedding.
Proving the strength of their relationship, the couple spent the first few months of married life apart from each other at weeks at a time due to their respective careers.
The celebrity couple are doting parents to two sons
In the end, Mike made the decision to move from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators, so that he could be in the same city as his wife. He played for the team for several years before retiring in 2018.
Do Carrie and Mike have children?
The happy couple became parents five years after saying 'I do', with their first child in 2015, son Isaiah, who was joined by younger brother Jacob in 2019. Whilst the husband and wife duo like to keep their children out of the spotlight, on occasion the family can be seen enjoying time together on Carrie's social media accounts.
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