Carrie Underwood bugs me a lot. She seems sweet on the surface and all, but there’s something super competitive about her, like she’ll cut you if you look at her wrong. Anyway Carrie recently got married, to Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher. I saw her wedding photos in People and it looked so beautiful, like a fairytale. Carrie bragged afterwards about how perfect and complete her life was, writing on her blog “I know how special these things are. There is nothing in the world that I could possibly ask for because you can’t add to perfection!” Maybe she’s just truly, genuinely happy and I should stop being such a cynic.
It looks like Carrie and Mike’s life is falling a little short of the perfection that they were hoping for. According to the National Enquirer, they can’t agree on where to live. Carrie has allegedly reneged on a promise to Mike that she would relocate to Ottawa, Canada where he’s from and works. She’s set on staying in Nashville to be closer to her work, and Mike isn’t having it.
“Reality is starting to set in, and it isn’t pretty. Mike is demanding that Carrie make good on her promise to move to Ottawa, Canada, where he’s based with his hockey team. But now Carrie is backtracking and refusing to leave her adopted hometown of Nashville.
After a lavish $1 million wedding in Georgia, the newlyweds honeymooned in Tahiti for eight days, and then spent another three days in California’s Napa Valley wine country, where their problems erupted in an explosive confrontation.
“Mike was going over renovation details for the 5,000-square foot house he’s building in West Carleton, Ottawa,” the insider divulged.
“He was talking about building a nursery when Carrie flew off the handle. She told Mike it was pointless to build space for a baby because she has no intention of living there.
“Carrie claimed she hadn’t thought the living plan through when she committed earlier. She told Mike that she’s most comfortable recording and writing in Nashville, and that her touring commitments make Nashville a more logical home base.
“Mike feels duped and raged that Carrie misled him. When Carrie said her mind was made up, Mike fired back ‘I’ll be living in Canada, whether you’re there or not!’”
“The conversation turned into a screaming match, and ended with Carrie in tears after locking herself in the bathroom.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 23, 2010]
The article goes on to say that Carrie just made some empty promises to Mike before the wedding. The couple is also allegedly trying for a baby and the Enquirer quotes a source as saying “Carrie is hoping that once she conceives, Mike will soften and relocate to Nashville, where she works and records.” Maybe that will work, or maybe Mike will resent the fact that Carrie is trying to have their family so far away from his job and where all his family lives. It sounds like she did promise him they could live there, only to change her mind once they made it legal.
Check out Carrie’s outfit on The Today Show late last month. And how many different ways can she show off her ring? These aren’t the only photos of her doing this.