Garth Brooks and Wife Trisha Yearwood Worked On Marriage During Downtime in the Past Year

by Katie Maloney

It takes work to be one of country music’s most iconic couples. And both Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are prepared to do all the love-related heavy lifting required to keep their marriage a happy one.

The pandemic made all of our worlds a little smaller. People living alone were pushed to get closer to themselves and tackle any inner battles they were avoiding. Meanwhile, couples were forced to get real with each other about what was and wasn’t working in their relationship. And that’s exactly what country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood did during their time in lockdown together. During an interview, Garth Brooks opened up about the hard conversations he had with his wife, Trisha.

“We kinda used it to work on ourselves. Because we were by ourselves for weeks,” said Brooks. “You know, I think 99.9% of the people wouldn’t have done what I did. But I thought, ‘Since we’re here and we ain’t got nowhere to go, let’s tackle some of the hardest things over 15 years that bugs one of us. And it was like living in a little house, so we couldn’t go anywhere. So, we couldn’t walk away from the conversation.”

For some, the thought of trapping yourself in a house with your significant other and hashing out 15 years worth of pent-up resentments could feel like a nightmare. But not for Garth Brooks.

“I thought it was great,” said Brooks. “I think we came out on the other end, even closer and tighter than when we went in.”

Once again, Trisha and Garth set the bar for #couplesgoals.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on The Ellen Show.

Trisha Yearwood Tried To “Escape” From Garth Brooks During Quarantine

Trisha Yearwood joined her husband during the interview to share her thoughts on their marriage during the quarantine.

“Yeah, I mean, I heard what he said. I did try to get away from him during some of those conversations,” joked Yearwood. “Because, when Garth starts a conversation with ‘Hey, I don’t want to offend you but…’ I just know that I can’t wait to see what’s coming.”

All jokes aside, Yearwood said that having those hard conversations has brought her family closer over the past year.

“But, we spent basically this whole year together. Everyone’s been home. So, there’s nowhere to run. And it’s good,” said Yearwood. “If we can talk about the hard stuff, then we’re good. And we’re in this for the long-haul.”