Sparks flew the moment Carrie Underwood first laid eyes on Mike Fisher.
“Hot, hot, hot,” the Grammy-winning singer recalls of her first impression of the hockey player.
The pair met during a backstage meet-and-greet at one of Underwood’s concerts.
While they were both interested in getting to know one another, it wasn’t exactly an easy task. At the time, Underwood lived in Nashville and Fisher, an Ottawa Senators player, resided in Canada.
“I mean, can I make dating more difficult?” Underwood recalled on VH1’s Behind the Music. “Let’s get a hockey guy who lives in another country. Awesome.”
They stayed in touch via phone and three months later, Underwood and Fisher reunited in person on New Year’s Eve in New York City where they shared their first kiss as the ball dropped.
Not long after they began dating, Underwood knew he was the person she was “meant to be with.”
“I had dated guys and kind of knew, like, ‘No.’ Nothing was ever really wrong, but nothing was really right either,” she recently shared with People. “With him, it was like a good partnership. It was an easy relationship to be in.”
Underwood and Fisher’s love continued to blossom and on December 20, 2009, the couple got engaged.
Excitement over the pair’s pending nuptials spread as fans attempted to guess where and when the pair would eventually tie the knot.
The wedding took place July 10, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 guests and later jetted off for a tropical honeymoon in Bora Bora and Tahiti.
When they returned from their French Polynesian vacation, the newlyweds split their time between Nashville and Fisher’s hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. Everything changed in early 2011 when Fisher was miraculously traded to the Nashville Predators.
“They’re a very good team, and it’ll be kind of like going home for me. I’m sure my wife won’t be disappointed, either. But I think it’s a great place for me and family and everything,” Fisher said at the time.
The hockey star quickly became a staple in the Nashville community and Underwood could often be found cheering him on from a suite inside the arena. Fisher officially retired from the NHL in May of 2018.
Underwood and Fisher have two sons, Isaiah Michael (2015) and Jacob Bryan (2019).
They have remained by each other’s side through thick and thin, even in the darkest of times. Prior to welcoming their son Jacob, Underwood suffered three miscarriages. It was a dark time in their lives, but they leaned on each other (and God) to get through.
“He is so levelheaded about everything, and when I was dealing with everything, not just emotionally but hormonally, when you’re going on that roller coaster of pregnant, not pregnant, pregnant, not pregnant, I was probably not very easy to love, to be honest,” she admitted to People. “And to have somebody so even-keeled, he was my lifeline, keeping me grounded.”
The connection between Underwood and Fisher is unbreakable. So what’s the key to their success? They have fun together.
“We laugh a lot, which I think is important,” Fisher explained.