On a recent episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood shared a bit about their relationship and what makes it work.
Their secret? “The wife is always right.”
Brooks and Yearwood got married in 2005. Since then, the two have learned a few tricks to staying together. For example: Treat your relationship like a duet.
“You gotta harmonize, you gotta make your partner feel like they’re a star,” Brooks said, per Fox News. “And if not, you’re gonna turn into a solo act pretty damn quick if you know what I mean.”
Music Sets the Mood for Garth Brooks
While guest-hosting the daytime talk show, the country music couple also joked around about finding the right soundtrack to set the mood.
“Music is the big thing to set the mood,” Brooks said. “And I don’t know if you listen to country music, but one of the greatest female voices ever on the planet is this gorgeous blonde named Trisha Yearwood. That’ll get you in the mood right there.”
“You do need the right music. And there is this very sexy singer-songwriter guy who always gets me in the mood,” Yearwood quipped. “Maybe you’ve heard of him, his name is John Legend.”
Looks like the couple has yet to get on the same page as far as their soundtrack goes.
Those Annoying Little Quirks
Still, no one is perfect. And Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood admit to being driven a little crazy by each other from time to time.
Brooks has reportedly gotten into the habit of whistling the theme song to “Gilligan’s Island” over and over. And he’s told Yearwood not to ask him to stop whistling because it “takes away his joy.” So what does Yearwood do?
“After about three or four hours of whistling the same song over and over again, I do this thing where I change the tune,” she said. “So I’ll start singing something else to kind of get him off track. And he doesn’t know it. Until now he knows it.”
“Sneaky,” Brooks replied. “Really?”
Fortunately for Brooks, as a singer, Yearwood seems able to tolerate a constant stream of whistling. And in fact, ever the musicians, the two converted their marital advice into a catchy song. They then proceeded to sing it for the audience.
“Never go to bed angry, it ain’t worth the fight/If you’re wise you will compromise, and hold each other tight/Better learn to say yes, dear, every day and night/Only one thing to remember, the wife is always right,” Brooks crooned.
“He may drive you crazy, with the whistlin’ he does/And after years of training, he ain’t much better than he was/If you want to have marriage, well let me shed some light/There’s only one thing to remember, the wife is always right,” Yearwood concluded.