Carrie Underwood on why she doesn’t want a baby now and doesn’t use Twitter

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Carrie Underwood, 27, was part of that Backstage Nashville special where LeAnn Rimes stole the show with her “poor me, I fell in love” act. I was impressed with how measured and practical Carrie was. While I’ve heard she can be nasty I just got the sense from the clips I saw that she’s very driven and focused. She reminded me a little of Reese Witherspoon in that way. As for what she talked about, I guess we can stop all the speculation that Carrie Underwood is planning to get knocked up now that she’s married her hunk of a hockey player. When Robin Roberts asked her if babies were in the works she very clearly said that motherhood is not in her immediate plans. Carrie also explained why she doesn’t use Twitter and told a cute story about how her husband’s mom wanted her to date his son back when she was on American Idol! The baby quotes are below, and the other two subjects are discussed in the video clips.

After their honeymoon in Tahiti, her husband, Canadian pro-hockey player Mike Fisher, immediately “went to Canada,” she said Wednesday on the ABC special, In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville. “So it was like … ‘See ya,’ husband.’”

Underwood, 27, who couldn’t join him because she had to go on tour, said it “was very strange. I really don’t feel like I’ve lived married life yet. … It’s great. Whatever it is. Whatever this is.”‘

When he’s away, she keeps busy by hanging with friends — and not at the clubs.

“On a Friday night, I’d rather go see a movie with friends or … like get together and play board games, or, something silly like that than go … party it up some place,” said Underwood. “I’d rather be in my pajamas hanging out with the people that I love.”‘

Despite their frenetic schedules, Underwood said Fisher, 30, is the ideal mate for her.

“He’s a perfect balance of a manly man and like a best friend,” she said. “He’s a rugged man. He chops wood and he’s outdoors and all that stuff, and he plays hockey, but … he also like loves to go shopping.”

When can we expect kids?

“We just want to be together and keep it as simple as possible. And I think a baby would just make things so complicated right now,” she said.

When her current tour wraps up in December, she plans to settle down with her man in Canada.

“I’ll be more home-based,” she said. “So I’ll get to spend, you know, my days with him. We’ll be more like a normal couple.”

[From US Magazine]

Here’s what I like about this. I like how she didn’t trip over herself prefacing her statement with platitudes about motherhood and children and how she wants a bunch of kids someday. (Here’s a link to a clip of her discussing that.) She was to-the-point, practical and she sent a very good message to her young female fans. Being a mom is hard and complicated even when you’re rich, famous, married and can afford all the help in the world. It’s not something that you should enter into lightly and it’s absolutely a life choice that should be planned. She really won me over with that comment, and with her sensible approach to Twitter. On Twitter she said “It’s not for me… I’ll blog… A lot of people get themselves in trouble on Twitter… If you’re mad or crazy at the moment [or] intoxicated twittering it’s too immediate and there’s no time to cool off and think about what you’re going to say before you say it.”

On how husband Mike Mike Fisher’s mom taped her on Idol before Mike met her

Why she doesn’t use Twitter

Carrie is shown in the header and first photo below on 9/7/10 at “Olay’s Challenge What’s Possible Campaign Launch and ambassador unveiling” in NY. Credit: Barcroft/Fame Pictures

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July 30, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - CARRIE UNDERWOOD on NBC's ''Today'' Show Toyota Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on 07-30-2010. I14930KBA. © Red Carpet Pictures

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Mike Fisher kisses Carrie Underwood after she wins an award at the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Hockey player Mike Fisher (L) and singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

 

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  1. Oi says:

    (Typo in the caption above the first video: Mike Comrie is Hilary Duff’s husband. Carrie’s husband is Mike Fisher.)

    She’s still boring. Good for her knowing what she wants though. Still think she’s a bitch. She needs to lose the tights with that outfit. The rest was ok.

  2. brin says:

    It’s fitting that her pic is above Leann’s because Carrie is the polar opposite of leann….way above her in looks & talent & morals.

  3. alejandro says:

    She is pretty like a Barbie doll. Getting pregnant now would leave the country field wide open for Taylor Swift even though she’s going to win every country award next year.

  4. Celebitchy says:

    Thanks Oi! I got the hockey husbands confused – I’ll switch that out!

  5. Rita says:

    She’s just a class act. On a country blog site one comment said in the title of a country song,

    “You’re the reason God made Oklahoma”

  6. Marjalane says:

    It’s interesting that she gets called a bitch all the time- I wonder if she’s just a woman who stands up for herself and doesn’t let the entertainment industry run her life. I love that she’s respectful of how chaotic it would be to add a baby to her life right now. It’s hard to believe she came from the disaster that is American Idol!

  7. Praise St. Angie! says:

    ugh.

    when are interviewers going to stop asking “when are you going to have kids?”

    I want every celeb who is asked that question to start saying “that’s really not any of your business”.

    whether or not a couple is planning to have kids or WHEN they’re planning to is nobody’s business but theirs. speculating on a gossip site about someone’s baby bump is one thing, but to outright ask the person?…just RUDE.

  8. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Nice to hear that SOMEONE thinks things through.

  9. Just a Poster says:

    I was kinda shocked to find myself actually liking her a whole bunch after this interview.

  10. lucy2 says:

    She does seem level headed and thinks beyond the moment, so that’s good (and rare). And she does have a good voice, even though country music isn’t my thing.
    She’s a pretty girl but can look a little Barbie-ish or pageant-y though when she over does the hair and make up.

  11. Mizz Tickles says:

    I agree Alejandro she is pretty like a barbie doll.

  12. Salina says:

    I love her she’s got a good head on her shoulders

  13. flutters says:

    Thanks for posting CB. I really agree with you on the Reese comparison. I don’t think Carrie Underwood’s ever going to be the most interesting person in the world but she seems to deal with things practically and sensibly and she has major talent. She’s admitted to having problems in crowds and I also think she’s very socially awkward. But I’ve heard from a good number of people who insist she’s a kind person who tries her best. She made a comment somewhere about how her husband is a better person than she is and she’s trying to learn from him. I like the self awareness and I thought that was a sweet statement too.

    I don’t think Carrie’ll ever be a superstar but I think she can be one of those people with a long career in country music.

    The thing about his mom taping her American Idol performances before they even met is really cute.

  14. Rita says:

    @flutters

    I gasped at “don’t think Carrie’ll ever be a superstar”. She’s already had 13 number ones in country music which out sells any other genre. Her 10,000 seat venues are soldout within hours and she’s begining to do movies.

    I realize she’s not Anji if that’s what you mean by superstar but in all of music she sells in the top ten year after year and she’s just getting started. I’m not poking at you, just letting you know she’s been a superstar for about 3 years already.

  15. roguesiren says:

    I was never crazy about her, but now I see her in a new light. I agree with CU about nosy people and their obsession with babies. You know, not everybody is baby crazy, and there are other things in life that are fulfilling that do not involve having kids. Most people’s preoccupation with pushing kids on others is intrusive. That is a personal choice and if you want to have kids, good for you. Not everyone shares the opinion that you have to have babies because that is the right venue for a couple to be truly happy. And if you do decide it is for you, be responsible and mature about the life you will provide for your child. Having a kid is hard work and if you decide to have one it could be a fulfilling experience if that is what you want. I’m surprised she has such a mature view of Twittering and how it can get you in trouble sometimes. I personally do not use Twitter or Facebook. I don’t feel the need to share my life or minutiae of my vacations, shopping experiences, or what I made for dinner with the world. That is why my heart belongs only to CB!!

  16. Mika says:

    Ever since he married Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher has become the most overrated hockey player.

  17. C-DUB says:

    I’ve loved her since American Idol. I’m glad her style has evolved. Much better Carrie!

  18. flutters says:

    @Rita: I was thinking about superstar more in terms of being a pop culture staple type of inescapable. Which I actually don’t think Carrie Underwood has the desire to be so that comment wasn’t meant to be a knock on her. She’s certainly a superstar in the country music world. Hard worker, talented, doesn’t take her success for granted – I respect that.

  19. MissVJJ says:

    Good to see a level-headed young lady still surviving after becoming famous from American Idol. She’s a very pretty girl. I do think that her eyebrows need a chance to grow out and fill in a little. She’d look a lot prettier.

  20. Kimberly says:

    people still twitter?

    hmmmm

    they are sad sad lonely people