Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher just celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary, so they deserve congratulations.
Early in July, the Grammy-winning country singer posted a sweet message on Instagram: “Happy anniversary, babe! The last 11 years have gone by very quickly. Here’s to many, many more! Love you!” Fisher posted a picture from their wedding day with the message, “Happy anniversary, @carrieunderwood! It’s hard to believe this was 11 years ago today!” Here’s to many more years with the best partner I could think of!!”
Fans have seen several glimpses of the famous couple’s intense relationship, but we want to know: How did it all start? When did they get married? Read on to learn everything you need to know about Carrie Underwood’s husband.
Who is Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood’s husband?
Fisher used to play center for the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators in the National Hockey League. In 2017, he quit the Predators, but in 2018, he signed a one-year contract to come back. In 2019, he retired again after his team was eliminated from the playoffs in the second round.
“I’m glad I came back,” he told the NHL. It was great. Obviously sad, but that’s how things sometimes work out. I know this team will improve as they learn and grow.
He said, though, that he has no plans to work again. He also said, “I’ve gotten as much milk as I can out of this cow. It’s dry as a bone.”
How Did Fisher And Underwood First Meet?
The way they met for the first time sounds like something out of a Hallmark movie. Even though Carrie wasn’t looking for a relationship at the time, she agreed to meet Fisher because her bassist, Mark Childers, was friends with him and wanted them to meet.
In 2008, Underwood was living and working in Tennessee, while Fisher was in Ottawa, Canada, working on his career. The singer had to have some doubts. On the VH1 show Behind the Music, she said, “I mean, can I make dating harder? Let’s get a hockey player from a different country. Awesome.”
Still, they met at a meet-and-greet event backstage after one of her shows, and they hit it off immediately. In fact, Underwood said that when she first saw the Canadian athlete, she thought he was “hot, hot, hot.” And it seems that Fisher felt the same way because he said, “The first time I saw her, she was more beautiful in person than on TV.”
Is it true that they dated while they were far apart?
We’ve heard that long-distance relationships rarely work out, but that wasn’t true in this case. Even though they had different schedules, they talked to each other for months, and the “Cry Pretty” singer says it helped their relationship.
She said, according to Taste of Country, “It’s fun to miss someone. Before we finally met, we talked on the phone for almost three months, which was good. Then we went on our first real date on New Year’s Eve, and when the ball dropped, we kissed for the first time.”
“We can go weeks without seeing each other,” the singer said next. He’s the only person about whom I’ve never had to worry. Whenever I dated a guy, there was always that doubt…’ What is he doing? He didn’t answer his phone. It’s too late. I’m not the kind of girlfriend who goes crazy, but I heard a little voice. Mike is not a problem for me. I don’t have any doubts.”
When Did They Get Married?
Fisher surprised Underwood by asking her to marry him while they were at his house in December 2009. The engagement ring has a yellow diamond that is said to be worth $150,000.
Six months later, they got married in a beautiful ceremony with 250 guests at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia.
How many kids does the couple have?
In February 2015, Underwood gave birth to their first boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher. And in 2019, their second son, Jacob Bryan Fisher, was born.
In an interview with E! News, Underwood raved about how well her husband takes care of their children. She said, “My husband is as nice as he is hot, which I think is a rare combination. He’s amazing. He’s such a great dad, and he’s so supportive of what I do. I’m supportive of him, and we love our little family.”