Country star Carrie Underwood first met her husband, former NHL star Mike Fisher, at a meet and greet reception after one of her shows, she recounted on a recent episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
Carrie Underwood Opts for Caution
Meet and greets are typically reserved for press and members of the public who want to meet a public figure. They’re not exactly an ideal setting for a first date. But Underwood told Clarkson she was playing it cautious.
“We [had] kind of missed seeing each other, meeting each other a couple times,” she explained. “And he finally drove to Toronto to see us play. And I was like, ‘Man, this is going to be awkward… meeting somebody, and everybody’s going to be like standing there watching us.’ So I was like, ‘I’ll put him in the meet and greet, because then if it’s like not happening and he’s weird or something…’”
“And to hear him tell the story, he’s like, ‘I’m like surrounded by all these little girls, and it’s just me at the end of the line,’” she added.
A Swift Courtship
It was Underwood’s bassist, Mark Childers, who set the two of them up, according to Good Housekeeping. After that first meeting, they kept in touch by phone for three months. Then, on New Year’s Eve, they got an opportunity to hang out on their first real date.
Less than a year later, they were engaged. The couple exchanged vows in 2010 in Georgia.
“Any guy I’ve ever dated, there would always be that doubt: ‘He didn’t answer his phone. What’s he doing? It’s late,’” Underwood told Glamour. “There was a little voice in the back of my head. [But] I don’t have to worry about Mike. I don’t think twice. He’s going out? I don’t care; it doesn’t bother me. I don’t bat an eye.”
Watch the Kelly Clarkson interview here: