If you’re a country music lover, you’ll no doubt love the music of both Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks. Country royalty, this pair also make sweet music together in their private lives too. They’re a power couple of the music industry, and then some!
Whether you believe they work through their issues thanks to the lyrics in their songs, or it’s simply a meant-to-be situation, you can’t deny that this is a successful relationship.
Country Music Royalty
Fate often throws us curveballs. You might walk past your soul mate and have no idea about it until years later. That’s what seems to have happened with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. The two briefly met in the ‘80s, yet they had no idea what was about to come their way.
Of course, we know both singers for their success. Garth Brooks is one of the most famous country singers in the world and a Grammy winner. Yearwood is also a Grammy winner, three times over. But they both state that their biggest success in life is their relationship.
Juggling Life and Work
This is a couple that doesn’t like to live life slowly! Not only do they have their busy music careers to keep them occupied, but they’re also raising a family together. On top of that, Trisha also has other business endeavors, such as her cooking show.
Of course, life hasn’t always been charmed for the couple. Just like any other couple, they’ve had their ups and downs. However, they’re very clear about their love for each other and don’t mind telling everyone about it either!
A First Meeting That Went as Expected
When Trisha and Garth first met, you’d be forgiven for assuming that they fell instantly in love. After all, their story is as inspiring as a “love at first sight” encounter. Yet, that’s not what happened at all. When they first met in 1987, it was a strictly professional meeting.
The first meeting took place at the attic studio of Kent Blazy. They were about to record their first demo together, and at the time, Brooks was married to Sandy Mail. Trish was also married to a music producer named Chris Latham.
A Loaded Question?
When both singers appeared on the Ellen show in 2013, sparks appeared to fly. However, they were both still married and faithful to their partners. Yet, when Trisha mentioned marriage, Brooks’ answer may have raised some eyebrows.
Seeming to stumble over his words, Brooks talked about how it has to be the right choice when you get married because you’re exchanging vows in front of God and your family. Many appeared to think that he was happy, but the future tells otherwise.
Just Friends for Now
For a while after the appearance on the Ellen show, Yearwood and Brooks went back to their respective partners and carried on blissfully. However, they remained friends and often ran into one another while working on the country music circuit.
In 1991, Trisha Yearwood filed for divorce, signaling the end of her marriage. Yet, she remarried shortly after that, in 1994, to The Mavericks’ Robert Reynold. That relationship didn’t last too long, ending in 1999. Meanwhile, Garth Brooks remained married to Sandy Mahl until 2000.
Remembering Those First Sparks
When Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks first met, they were both young and focused on their music careers. They weren’t thinking about anything other than making it as big as possible. Of course, they both succeeded! But did Brooks know in his heart that Yearwood was his soulmate?
In hindsight, perhaps Brooks did know. He later commented that when he appeared on the Ellen show with Yearwood in 2013, he felt like he’d met someone who could be his wife. However, he pushed his feelings aside because he was happily married to Sandy Mail at the time.
Garth Brooks didn’t know it then, but Trisha Yearwood also had feelings for him that she had kept buried. You can’t help but wonder if they would have gotten together much sooner had they both just spoken up at the time!
It seems that Yearwood knew that Brooks was the perfect guy for her. She opened up about her feelings in a 2016 interview and confessed that she knew Garth was her ideal match. Yet, she didn’t understand just what those feelings were at the time, as she was married.
Looking to the Future
At this point, both Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks had no idea what was to come. They were yet to make a huge splash individually in the country music circle, although there were whisperings that they were both going to make major waves in the charts at some point in the near future.
Looking back to those early days, who would have known that they would both be so hugely successful in their careers and be married so happily, too? It seems that fairytales really can come true.
Love Starts With Friendship
While Yearwood and Brooks were both married, romance wasn’t likely to bloom. Both were faithful to their partners, and although they admired one another, they kept everything platonic and developed a strong friendship.
Brooks hit the big time first, and when he started to gain success, he helped his friend sign a record contract. He also selected Trisha to be his opening singer on his first major tour. Before long, they were doing duos and singing backup lyrics for one another.
Celebrating Success Together
It’s common knowledge that Garth Brooks helped Trisha Yearwood a lot during her early career and championed her to go further. However, he puts the credit firmly at her feet and never takes undue praise for her skyrocketing career success. She’s a talented lady!
Fate seemed to play a part in their coming together because when Brooks split from Sandy Mail, Trisha was single. Coincidence or meant to be? Their friendship began to move into something more, and they became closer than just friends.
A Proposal of Rock Star Proportions
As their relationship grew and they felt they were soul mates, Garth Brooks decided to take things to the next level. Rather than just propose in quiet surroundings, he decided to pop the question on stage in front of 7,000 fans! There, he dropped down to one knee and asked Yearwood to marry him.
The proposal wasn’t at a show of theirs but at an unveiling of a statue designed in Brooks’ honor. He thought there was no better time to ask his soulmate to marry him. Yearwood said “yes,” and the crowd went wild!
A Private Wedding for a Beautiful Couple
While the proposal may have been a public affair, the wedding was quite private. They could have gone for the huge white wedding and sold the pictures to the highest bidder, but instead, they chose to have a quiet, private ceremony with their nearest and dearest.
Brooks and Yearwood married at their home in Oklahoma with just four members of their family present. The wedding took place close to Christmas and proved to be the very best present anyone could wish for. They didn’t want a big wedding; they simply wanted to say their vows together and look forward to a long and happy marriage.
A Little Help From His Daughters
Garth Brooks has three daughters from his first marriage to Sandy Mahl. Now grown, the three girls get along well with Yearwood and even helped Brooks plan the big day. Their approval of the relationship was also a huge key to their happiness.
Taylor, Allie, and August took a vow at the wedding, giving their firm approval of the relationship between their father and Trisha. At the approval ceremony, all wore dresses and even had rings they exchanged to firm up their commitment. Their anniversaries are also celebrated as a family affair.
Taking On the Role of Stepmom
All three of Brooks’ daughters from his first marriage get along very well with their new stepmom, and as they’ve grown, Yearwood thinks it’s beautiful that she can be another strong female in their lives. She doesn’t try to be their mom, as they already have one; instead, she tries to be a strong presence.
As a result, all three daughters respect and care for Yearwood, and the family gets along very well. This makes family get-togethers much easier! It’s also a very positive and beautiful way of approaching the stepmom role, and it seems to be working for everyone concerned.
A Guiding Light for Her Stepdaughters
Trisha Yearwood isn’t shy about talking about how she supports and loves her stepdaughters. You’ll regularly see them on her Instagram page, often helping her with her cooking. She acts as an advice network, and they all support one another throughout whatever they’re doing.
A part of Yearwood’s cooking show, Allie was invited to help out, and they played off one another wonderfully well. The two showed their chemistry and how well they got along. They also created some delicious food during that episode of “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen”!
Working Hard for Their Love
Everyone knows that marriage isn’t easy; it takes hard work on both sides. Both Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been married before, so they’re no stranger to the fact. That’s why they always put in the work and make sure that they make their marriage a true priority, even when they’re busy with their singing careers.
Despite how easy they make marriage look, both have talked openly about the fact that marriage is difficult when you’re in the public eye and have a busy career to attend to. They have to compromise and make wise decisions to ensure that their family and marriage don’t suffer.
So, How Do They Make It Work?
We all know that marriage isn’t easy, so how exactly do Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks make it look so easy? They openly say that it’s not, but it still somehow looks effortless! When you have a busy musical career, the only answer is to do joint tours.
This means that they’re always together, and they are never far away from one another for too long. Does this cause tension? Probably, but they seem to work through things! Their audiences love seeing the two sing together. They seem to have serious on-stage chemistry.
The Perfect Duet
Both top-quality singers still love singing together and for one another. Their chemistry on stage is never in question, and when they sing, they look into each other’s eyes with real heat and intensity. It shows just how much they love one another!
They have a studio in their home where they often spend time singing duets, but whenever they’re on stage, you can see the love in their performances. They often hold hands, and it’s something the crowd loves to see. After all, who doesn’t love to see true love in action?
A True Support System
You can usually see the other one in the crowd during solo numbers or the rare occasions when they perform on different tours, cheering them on. It’s a support system that is strong and true, and it just shows how robust and enduring their relationship truly is. For some, fame ruins relationships, but that’s not the case here!
When they sing individually, you’ll often hear a dedication to the other one. It’s a public declaration of love and a message to one another that they’re never alone, even if they’re standing on a stage singing to thousands! Even after all these years, they still show their love to everyone around them.
Doing Good Deeds Together
One of the things that bonds this pair together are their shared values. They both want to give back to the local community and beyond as part of their good fortunes. They regularly help at Habitat for Humanity and help to build homes for those in need.
They don’t just appear for the sake of it either; during a fundraiser following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, they both got their hands dirty and helped with the construction site of the house building! It’s things like this that make people warm to the couple even more.
A Couple That Cooks Together …
Trisha Yearwood hosts a popular TV cooking show called “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” and has also written several cookbooks. She’s super talented! The couple loves to spend time in the kitchen, rustling up delicious meals for themselves and the rest of the family.
It’s not just Trisha who does the cooking. While she’s out at work and if Garth is home by himself, he’ll rustle up a delicious meal for them to enjoy when she returns home. This love of making food together helps keep things fresh in their marriage, and you know what they say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!
Trying to Put Down Roots
Both singers are often on tour, and that means spending a large amount of time at home is quite impossible for the time being. They have owned several properties over the last few years, and they also have a beautiful home in Tennessee. However, they’re hardly ever there. Maybe that will change in the future when things slow down.
The house in Tennessee is where they choose to spend the bulk of their time when they have it. The pair designed the home, and Brooks decided to make the house a vision of everything his wife wanted. Even down to the interior decor and small furnishings, they had a hand in everything.
They Always Have Each Other’s Back
Trisha Yearwood and Gary Brooks have been friends for a long time, even when they were married to their first spouses. When Brooks split from his first wife, Yearwood helped him with heartache and was a strong friend. This support has continued into their romance and their marriage.
After the breakup of his first marriage and subsequent divorce, Brooks was at a crossroads, and he wasn’t sure if he wanted to continue with his musical career. He was ready to spend more time at home with his daughters. However, Yearwood was there to help him carry on.
Through Troubles and Hard Times
The COVID-19 pandemic was tough for everyone, but during a virtual meeting, Garth talked about how his daughter Allie and Trisha had taken tests that came back as positive for COVID. The family went through a tough time, but their support and love for one another helped them out the other side.
The family is very close-knit, and they had to quarantine together with their son-in-law. Thankfully, everyone quickly returned to good health, and their relationship was even stronger for the tough times.
What If It Had Been Different?
It’s easy to think, “what if.” What if Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks hadn’t turned friendship into romance and married before becoming the huge stars they are now. Would anything have changed? Would their relationship have been the same, and would it have affected their career?
Whether you believe it would have been the same or different, this question was posed to Brooks, who believes that fate brought them together at the right time. Their careers became stronger because of the support they had for one another in their relationship.
Through Tough Times to Find One Another
Both Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood had been married before meeting one another. Brooks had one divorce behind him, and Yearwood had two. The couple has often been asked whether they met at a good time in their lives.
Yearwood often states that she met Brooks when the time was right. Their friendship moved towards romance at the right point, when she was in her early 40s and knew what she wanted. She felt like the meeting, and the evolution into romance was written in the stars.
Feeling Grateful to Be Together
Despite having been together for many years, both Brooks and Yearwood still feel grateful to have met, become friends, and then allowed their friendship to turn into romance. They are thankful for the love and support they have for one another and how well their families get along.
Few people ever get to do the one thing they want to do in life and meet their soul mate. Brooks and Yearwood tick both boxes. During an interview, Yearwood mentioned that she would never take for granted how lucky she has been and wants to continue her career for as long as possible.
A Romantic Man for the Right Woman
When asked which partner is the most romantic, both unanimously said that Garth Brooks was the most romantic. He regularly talks about how lucky he feels and how much he loves touring with his wife. He loves how their jobs allow them to spend so much time together when others in the same industry often find themselves further apart.
Whether they’re performing on stage in front of thousands or sitting at home and watching the TV, not even speaking, they’re both happy with one another, and that’s all that matters to them. They can do the small things and the monumental, without feeling like they’re missing out on anything at all.
Loving Every Second Together
Many couples who have been together as long as Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood can’t stand being in the same room together for too long! However, that’s not the case here. The pair love spending time together, even though they practically work together and live together too.
It seems that spending every second together is not a problem for this couple, and it just shows how strong their relationship is. They’re never happier than when they’re by each other’s sides or singing together on stage. It’s a true match.
He Still Can’t Believe His Luck
Through many years together and endless professional success, Garth Brooks still becomes emotional when he talks about the love that he and his wife share. In an interview in 2014, Brooks became rather emotional when talking about his wife. This just goes to show how perfect they are for one another.
Whenever Brooks introduces his wife at formal events, he always talks about her as the love of his life. Yearwood talks about how Brooks has always been her biggest supporter and cheerleader in life. Few couples can say these things and mean them, but it seems to be the case here.
Love for Another Type of Music
Both Brooks and Yearwood are strong country music fans, and their voices are pure country. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t appreciate other types of music too. Despite their country roots, they’re both big fans of regular pop music.
When Trisha celebrated her 53rd birthday, Brooks surprised her with a trip to see Bruno Mars play in concert. She loved the experience and joked afterward that she thinks Brooks had more fun than she did! It just shows their deep appreciation for all types of music.
They’re Both Fan Favorites
Both Brooks and Yearwood have armies of fans, both together and individually, but they love to pay a little love back. Whenever they get the chance, they want to meet their army of supporters. They recently sponsored a honeymoon to Hawaii and gifted another couple presents on their big day!
At one of their concerts, a fan held up a sign about their upcoming wedding. Books stopped singing and asked what gift they would like. Their request was fulfilled, and their wedding registry looked all the better for it!
He Loves the Way She Smells!
Garth Brooks is truly a man head over heels in love with his wife. He loves to spend every second of the day with her, and he can’t get enough of being around her. He even loves the way she smells and makes regular comments about her scent – in the best way, of course!
A radio interviewer asked whether their relationship would ever get old or boring for Brooks. He pointed out that even after 100 years together, he would still feel the same, and nothing would ever feel boring. He would even adore the way she smells!
Nicknames to Keep Things Cute
It seems that Garth Brooks has a deep-rooted affection for his wife to the point where he deems her royalty. When asked what his pet name was for her, Trisha said he often calls her “Queen.” Of course, she will always be his queen, no matter what!
Even on his social media pages, Brooks often references Yearwood as Queen, and you’ll see his regular declarations of love and devotion there too. If we needed another piece of proof of their love, just check out Brooks’ Instagram!
Trisha’s Love of Cooking
Both Brooks and Yearwood arrange their careers, so they’re never apart, and even if they are, it’s rarely for very long at all. This helps them to stay connected and never have to endure a difficult long-distance relationship situation.
When Garth retired, and Trisha stopped touring, she wanted to do something, which meant she could still work but stay by Garth’s side. So, she started writing cookbooks and became the host of the popular cooking show, “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.”
Your Very Own Barista!
Brooks adores his queen, which means he wants her to wake up in the best mood every day. So, he gets up before her and makes her a cup of coffee every single day. Despite Yearwood’s cooking show, he’s the one who makes their morning java – that’s love for you!
The other good part? Brooks doesn’t drink coffee, but he still wakes up early to make Trisha her must-have cup before the day begins. Can you think of anything more adorable? Small acts of love like this are often far more important than huge gestures, don’t you think?
A Helping Hand in the Kitchen?
With Trisha’s obvious talents in the kitchen, you might wonder if her husband is equally as talented. The truth? He’s not at all kitchen savvy! Beyond the coffee, Garth Brooks isn’t a great cook. Just ask his daughter, who says that their dinner would be frozen if it was his turn to cook!
Brooks’ daughters were very pleased when they found out that their future stepmom was a great cook because it meant far better dinners! Even Brooks’ first wife approved of the relationship because of the good influence on their children.
A Disastrous First Date
Even though the pair are very loved now, that doesn’t mean their first date went all that well! Brooks was so tired during that first date that he kept falling asleep during Trisha’s cooking! He then sat down on the sofa and fell completely asleep.
You can’t blame Brooks for being so tired, given his tough work schedule at the time, but he could have tried to stay awake! Of course, they both laugh about their dinner date nowadays, and it doesn’t seem to have harmed their relationship at all.
Just Stop Whistling!
Nobody is perfect, not even Garth Brooks! If you ask Trisha Yearwood what her biggest peeve is about her husband, she will tell you that he whistles all the time, and it drives her crazy! Of course, she’s managed to put up with it for all these years, but it’s still his biggest flaw to her.
This shows that even though Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood look like the picture-perfect couple on the outside, they’re still just the same as everyone else. There are small things that annoy them, and they work around it anyway. That’s love!
Nothing Is Like a Father’s Love
Trisha Yearwood’s biggest supporter was always her father, and his approval meant the world to her. He managed to see Brooks and Yearwood’s engagement, and it mattered to Trisha that her father liked and approved of her husband.
The fact that Garth gave his unwavering support to Yearwood throughout their friendship and relationship reassured her father that he was the one for her and that she would be okay with him by her side. This meant the world to Yearwood and gave her peace of mind.
Celebrity Couple Troubles
Many regular couples find it hard to keep their relationship going after a certain point in time. Many celebrity couples famously fail. Like other couples in the public eye, they’re both always so busy with their careers.
But despite their busy jobs, they understand one another. Garth and Trisha are country singers, and they have an unwavering understanding of what the other one is going through.
A Couple That Bows Together
Before every performance together, both Brooks and Yearwood bow to one another. This is a sign of respect between them for their talent and support for one another. It started as Trisha telling Brooks that he had to bow to her, and then she started to do the same to him.
However, Brooks says that his prime reason for bowing to his wife is his huge respect for her talent and hardworking attitude. He loves that she is a strong, independent woman who has carved out a hugely successful career all for herself.
They Don’t Let Independence Get in the Way
Both Brooks and Yearwood are extremely independent people with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed. Yearwood admits that sometimes this can cause problems because they are both so strong-minded and want to do the very best they can.
They manage to work through these issues together, but she also admits that spending time during the COVID-19 pandemic forced them both to slow down and understand the other one’s drive a little better. Now, they manage to navigate problems more smoothly.
Pandemic Problems, Just Like Everyone Else
Brooks and Yearwood don’t spend much time apart during the normal run of life. They arrange their work, so they’re always together. However, Yearwood admits that they were forced to spend every second together in the house during the pandemic. It was difficult at first, and just like everyone else, they struggled.
Hard at first, the couple fell into a routine where one picked up the slack one day and let the other rest before switching roles the next. It helped create an even balance and routine in their lives during the pandemic and helped strengthen their already solid relationship.
Nobody Is Perfect
Nobody is perfect, not even Garth Brooks! While Trisha Yearwood admits that he’s probably as near to perfect for her as it’s possible to get, he still has quirks that drive her crazy sometimes. This is normal! Even when he drives her crazy, she still adores him and manages to work it out.
Brooks’ kind heart and love for other people have pushed Yearwood to be a little less selfish and more considerate of others. She adores his willingness to help other people, and this is one of the traits that she admits helped her fall in love with him at the start.
Friends as Well as Partners
Before Brooks and Yearwood married, they were the best of friends. They supported one another and held the other up when they were struggling. This firm foundation has pushed them to the next level in their marriage.
Despite being a married couple, they’re also best friends. They’re two halves of a whole, and they guide each other through life and its trials and tribulations. They’re always respectful of each other and stand by one another through everything.
The Best Years of Their Lives
At their 15th anniversary, Brooks talked about how they had been the best 15 years of his life so far. He also talked about the 15 years when he and Yearwood were just friends and had no idea what would come.
Despite both being married before, twice in Yearwood’s case, it’s clear that they’re both meant to be. They understand this and never take their bond for granted. They know they’re lucky to have met their soul mate and to have had the opportunities they’ve been given so far in their lives.
A True Team
The fact that they were friends before they became a couple is what bonds them together. It helps them make strong decisions as a team and allows them to become a firm unit, no matter what life throws at them.
Even though they’re rarely apart, they both adore spending time together and never get bored of the other one’s presence. They enjoy doing things together, even cooking in the kitchen and sitting together at home. When they’re on stage, they feed off each other, and their devotion shows.
Here’s to Life Together
At first sight, I thought it wasn’t love for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood; what has followed has been ten times better. They were both married when they met, but they were there for one another when those marriages failed. Through friendships and upset, they never left the other one’s side.
They make choices every day to spend more time together and to respect the other. While nobody is perfect, their relationship is arguably as close to perfect as it’s possible to get. Let’s hope they have many more happy years together, as wonderful as the ones that have passed.