Carrie Underwood’s home life in US Weekly – she watches TV and reads the bible

Carrie Underwood plays a supporting role in the new movie Soul Surfer, which tells the true story of a teen surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack. She’s on the cover of US Weekly this week and the article is your typical publicist approved piece about how she’s just like us and has a normal life during her scant down time. Carrie’s husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, recently got traded to the Nashville Predators and they’re finally living together. So the story is about how they’re so normal now, and it also includes some gems about how Carrie isn’t a difficult person anymore, while acknowledging that she has that reputation. They do a decent job at trying to make her seem like she’s softened up. I’ve never really disliked her, but I think she’s bitchy behind the scenes and is very competitive. I like that she’s acknowledging that she’s not going to have kids anytime soon and that she’ll be focusing on her career at this point. She’s not a bullsh*tter when it comes to playing the press usually, although this article may be an exception. Here are some highlights:

On how she’s “lightened up”
Everything is coming together for Underwood, including the luxury of sleeping under the same roof with her husband for good. And pals says she’s happier than ever. “She’s lightened up a lot since she got married. Now she is so much fun,” says a source. “She’s always in the best mood.”

Acknowledging how she was standoffish
The superstar wasn’t always so social. While competing on season 4 of American Idol in 2005, a very focused Underwood, then 21, kept her distance from the other contestants. “We’d get done with rehearsal, and she would go right into our room, close the door and not come out until the next morning,” Underwood’s roommate on the show, Mikalah Gordon, tells US. “She didn’t let anything distract her.” And while the five-time Grammy winner is still a hard-driving professional – she’s working on her fourth album in six years, a source says – she has become less guarded thanks to the friendly Fisher, who is known to wave and to chat with neighbors. “Mike’s outgoing attitude helps her feel a bit more outgoing,” says an insider of the popular center, who pulls in about $4 million per year. “With him by her side, she feels less vulnerable.”

On how she’s adjusting to life with Mike
[Life] together has had its challenges. “Just learning how to live together has been fun and frustrating and everything in between,” she tells US. In fact, the two are facing the usual newlywed negotiations. “He brought all this crap with him [to Nashville," Underwood joked April 7 on Ellen. He's like, 'Babe, I need more space in the closet,' and my heart just sinks." But it's not a one-sided argument. "I know he would say I'm too controlling and I nag at him to get his stuff put up," the star admitted.

On their life together
Underwood, a long-time vegetarian, prepares meatless meals for her carnivorous husband, who "is up for being exposed to new ideas," says their trainer, Tony Greco. "To be honest, on our collective days off, we just hang out," the star tells Us. They watch TV and read the Bible, says a source, who adds, "They're not into partying at all."

How she's just like us
Underwood is still an Oklahoma farm girl most at ease in sweatpants. "I think if I were 'Carrie Underwood the brand' everywhere, my friends wouldn't like me very much, you know what I mean?" she admitted to US. "If I always wore makeup, they would be like, 'What are you doing? We're going to TGI Fridays!"

On if she'll have kids
"We haven't even been married a year. We have plenty of time... We have dogs and are very content with that now."

[From US Weekly, print edition, April 25, 2011]

This is not a bad move for someone like Carrie. The bible-reading stuff was too much, but maybe they really do that. It’s a profile-raising piece and she’s not above that and she hasn’t reached some A-list level where this would seem like overselling. (see her fellow workaholic: Reese Witherspoon.) I also like that she’s letting anecdotes and insider information tell her story and isn’t giving some big long interview talking about her normal life. That type of thing is getting old, and too many celebrities are trying too hard. This is smart, and it leaves a little mystery while giving us a glimpse into the sort of life her people want us to believe she has. Plus, she’s changed! Did you get the memo?

Header image via Cover Awards. Carrie is shown at The Academy of Country Music Awards on 4/3 at the Soul Surfer premiere on 3/30, at the Golden Globes on 1/16 and at the American Country Awards on 12/6/10. She’s shown with Mike on 1/31/11. Credit: WENN and Fame




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  1. brin says:

    Good for her…she’s a positive person with good morals and a great career.
    More people should follow her example.
    And it sounds like she’s too busy living her life to tweet about it.

  2. Rose says:

    The bible, snort, of course she does.

  3. Genevieve says:

    He is stunningly gorgeous…and also a devout conservative Christian

  4. JaisyMaisy says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she is very average-looking with a perma-bitch-face?

  5. Leticia says:

    I respect that she doesn’t seem to care what we think of her. She doesn’t try too hard to impress.

    The comment about them reading the Bible is sure to bring on the sarcasm on the part of blog posters. But it is true, some people actually do read the Bible.

  6. Roma says:

    Her legs are insane. It makes me feel better to know she’s working out with her hockey hubby’s retainer.

    I actually believe the bible stuff. I think she’s still uptight and focused but maybe Mike is a calming influence.

  7. Rose says:

    He’s not stunningly gorgeous, he looks like Desperate Dan.

  8. samihami says:

    Why is it so hard to believe that she reads the Bible? Lots of people do. It’s really not that unusual.

  9. whitedaisy says:

    More power to her. She is one talented young woman who you will NEVER see without her underwear.
    Sad, that this is criteria….

  10. francesca says:

    She has always irritated me. This changes nothing.

  11. kazoo says:

    of course she reads the bible. she’s from one of the most conservative bible belty states in the country.

  12. curmudgeon says:

    Remember when GOOP tried to back up on all that anti America stuff so she wouldn’t piss off the country western crowd? I don’t live in that world so I always wondered how that went over. It was v/ amusing.

  13. NoFrank says:

    Having lived, under protest, in Oklahoma for the last five years, I’d be willing to bet that deep down inside, she’s pretty much your garden-variety bitchface Okie Prom Queen. I’m sure she does read the Bible every night, and even though it has nothing to do with her Bible reading, I’m equally sure that she’s judgmental, prejudiced, and prissy, because most of them are. She has a beautiful voice but I’m not a fan.

  14. Tammy says:

    Believe it or not people in this day and age do still read the bible.

  15. Motor35 says:

    she absolutely reads the bible regularly.

  16. Rose says:

    Why would anyone need to read the same book over and over again? She either knows what’s in there or she is super forgetful… or she’s trying really hard to portray herself as something she probably isn’t to her fans.

  17. sharylmj says:

    People read the bible over and over because it’s complicated.. and everytime you read it, you get something different from it. I am liking the married Carrie much better than the single Carrie.. she seems less stuck up. She comes off as one of those “holier than thou” people, judgemental and stuck up. I hope she’s not like that in real life.

  18. NoFrank says:

    Matthew 6:5 says “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men.” I think dropping “We like to watch TV and read the Bible” into an otherwise innocuous interview with a trashy tabloid magazine qualifies as praying on street corners. It was jarring.

  19. kazoo says:

    nofrank, you too? and yes, that is TOTALLY the vibe i get from her. LOL. she seems very typical Oklahoman.

  20. TheMango says:

    I agree, I get that prom queen bitch vibe from her as well. Good job publicists! They require a raise.

  21. Mshuffleupagus says:

    Ug, can I just say how sick I am of southern bitches trying to sound like legitimate sweet southern girls because they like to wear sweatpants? You wear sweatpants the same reason we all do, no muffin top and your vagina likes breathing room.

  22. Erika says:

    Careful, Carrie – read the Bible too closely and you just might become an atheist ;-)

  23. C-DUB says:

    Bish, where are you going? We’re going to TGI Friday’s! LOL!!! Funny

  24. tia says:

    Genevieve said..He is stunningly gorgeous…and also a devout conservative Christian

    What an oxymoron.. focus on the word moron! They live where hillbilly redneck holy rollers live.. would stay away from conservative christians wiht a ten foot pole.. they are the whackiest, crazies of them all.. PROVEN!

  25. I Choose Me says:

    “You wear sweatpants the same reason we all do, no muffin top and your vagina likes breathing room.”

    Comments like these are why I love this site. Thanks for the laugh Mshuffleupagus. :D

  26. Hautie says:


    “Having lived, under protest, in Oklahoma for the last five years, I’d be willing to bet that deep down inside, she’s pretty much your garden-variety bitchface Okie Prom Queen.”

    LMAO! That was perfect.

    I have came across my fair share of these girls. And she is not fooling me. She is still a evil piece of work.

  27. Isa says:

    I believe she reads the Bible, it’s the only book people down here read. Just teasing. :)

  28. fallen says:

    She totally gives a bitch attitude and its so funny how her hubby got traded to Nashville after she said she didn’t want to move to Canada.

  29. feedmeplz says:

    I live in Oklahoma…someone adopt me. :(

  30. jc126 says:

    #24, I read it cover-to-cover, the Catholic version with notes, and it only reinforced my atheism. I would love an atheist’s bible with commentary and notes along the text.
    The bible in hotel rooms – think it’s the Gideon, but is it also the King James version – I’ve tried to peruse through it sometimes in the past, and I don’t know how people read it without some kind of notation.

  31. truthzbetta says:

    He’s hot. Jeez, he’s prettier than she is and still manly. He’s amazing. Looks -wise anyway, I didn’t pay attention to anything else.

    Must be strange to be as pretty as she is and still not be half as gorgeous as your man.

  32. eternalcanadian says:

    “She’s always in the best mood.”

    Of course she is. She’s having regular sex now. :P