Is Carrie Underwood cheating on her husband with Brad Paisley?

Oooh Carrie Underwood is going to have to key her own car! The National Enquirer claims that Carrie is getting a little too close with also-married country singer, Brad Paisley, 41. (He’s 41? Damn.) To be fair, the Enquirer doesn’t say it’s a true cheating situation, just that (if their story is true) Carrie may be having a type of “emotional affair” with Brad. She’s supposedly texting and talking to him constantly, which doesn’t sound like a good idea at all considering that her own marriage, to hockey player Mike Fisher, is said to be on the rocks. Here’s some of the Enquirer’s story, with more in their new print edition, the one with “Body Disasters” on the cover.

The cheating rumors grew after Carrie, 30, and Brad – a 41-year-old married father of two – sparkled together as hosts of the Nov. 6 Country Music Association awards.

The joy they displayed on stage contrasted sharply with Carrie’s storm-tossed life with her pro jockey player husband, Mike Fisher, 33.

As the Enquirer previously reported, Carrie and Mike have been struggling to hold their union together following fights over starting a family and fears that Carrie is working so hard she’s headed for a breakdown.

“In recent months, as she’s faced one marriage crisis after another, it seems like Carrie is leaning on Brad more than ever. They text and email each other constantly, and Carrie confides in Brad about all the problems she and Mike are having.”

The source adds that Carrie and Mike live near Brad and his wife of 10 years, Kimberly, in the Nashville area, and Carrie and Brad get together sometimes for coffee or lunch when their spouses are busy.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, December 2, 2013]

I was thinking that the Enquirer was basing this story on Carrie and Brad co-hosting the CMAs and singing a song together until I came to the detail that “Carrie and Brad get together sometimes for coffee or lunch when their spouses are busy.” As long as their spouses know about it, and as long as they’re just buddies, that’s no problem. The issue is when someone starts to confide in a member of the opposite sex about their marriage problems, especially when they’re going outside the marriage to someone they’re potentially attracted to. That’s a recipe for disaster. It seems supremely self-defeating to do that instead of trying to work the problem out with your own husband or wife. Let’s hope this story is a lot of conjecture though.




Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are shown at the CMAs on 11-7-13. Her legs look amazing. Credit:

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  1. Bgirl81 says:

    If it’s true….I hope his wife goes full method as Crazy Ass Peggy! GIRL. BACK AWAY.

  2. Rita says:

    Not even close to being true. If it were, it would be the end of country music.

    • Mary says:

      Are you forgetting Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Country music will be just fine.

      • Kate says:

        Not to mention Vince Gill and Amy Grant (although I’ll concede Amy’s ex-husband was a complete dirt bag), the impending Blake Shelton/Miranda Lambert break-up, whatever the heck is going on (and has been for years) with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill…. Affairs and divorce are as much a part of country music as trucks, guns and whiskey.

      • ncboudicca says:

        Then there was the time that Faith Hill had an affair with Alan Jackson…

        With that being said, I don’t buy this particular rumor, but they do have good chemistry onstage so maybe I’m wrong.

      • mayamae says:

        ncboudicca says:

        “Then there was the time that Faith Hill had an affair with Alan Jackson…

        With that being said, I don’t buy this particular rumor, but they do have good chemistry onstage so maybe I’m wrong.”

        Please share!

    • Suze says:

      Nah, it’s just fuel for a bunch more songs.

      Like other posters have pointed out, affairs between country music singers happen all the time.

      I hope this particular rumor is not true, as I really like Brad Paisley’s wife. A lot.

  3. blue marie says:

    What?!? Noo, I love his wife and their story was so cute. I really hope it isn’t true.

    • brin says:

      Yeah, I like his wife too, I don’t believe it.

      • Rhiley says:

        Yeah, Annie Banks is one of my favorite characters of all time so even though Kimberly Williams and I are probably complete opposites in every way, I have a soft spot for her.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, the first thing I thought of was his wife.

      Isn’t Carrie still basically a newlywed?

  4. wiffie says:

    In the pic where she’s crouching in black with her mouth open, I totally took her for Haylie Duff For a second. Weird.

    And that girl had legs to die for!

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Good call she does look like her in this photo – I was wondering how she would go to the washroom in such an outfit – are there hidden zippers? and what if she really had to go while onstage – it amazes me how performers can go so long without washroom breaks.

  5. Talie says:

    I believe she is having some troubles… the guy she married is religious and traditional. I have no doubt there are some issues with wanting a family and the like. She, though, seems super ambitious, not that there is one thing wrong with that. I just wonder if she should’ve chosen more wisely. She would do well in a classic power coupling.

    • Bridget says:

      She’s very clearly worked very hard for both her career and her body, I wonder if she’s having a hard time taking the break hat pregmancy would require.. We all know that there’s a deeply ambitious woman beneath the sugar-amd-spice image she tries to project.

      • carol says:

        I wonder if her husband wants a bunch of babies and for her to stay at home and quit her career, like a good christian boy

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    I’m not buying it…must have been a very slow week for the Enquirer. Unless they have some kind of proof, I think that sucks to say this. Paisley and his wife have two little children. And even if the spouses don’t believe this, its going to be hard to go to the grocery store and see that article. And its going to be hard getting phone calls from family and friends, (and press) wanting to know if there is any truth to it…

  7. Lisa says:

    I find her highly annoying, but good grief she has great legs.

  8. Sunny says:

    Well I doubt the source so maybe this isn’t true. I do believe Carrie and Brad have a friendship but I do hope it doesn’t cross any lines.

    Her husband, Mike Fisher is from around my area(well i’m from Ottawa and he is from a town just outside of it) and he played most of his career for the Ottawa Senators. He is an amazingly kind, sweet, man. Seriously, he went to church every single Sunday he was in town(a friend went to his church) and was known for volunteering with the local community in his free time. You cannot find anyone in this city who will say a bad word about him- he is that sort of man. Once my sister and her colleague saw him eating lunch with his agent 3 days after Ottawa just had a devastating playoff loss, and they wanted to approach him. When they did, his agent was all like, “Mike- we don’t really have time for this.” He ignored his agent, talked with both women for 10 minutes, took a photo with them and sincerely thanked them for supporting the team that season. When he got traded to Nashville for his marriage, it was on every radio and tv station and the city went into mourning.
    I really, really hope she isn’t cheating on him and if they are having martial problems they try to work it out.

    • Nashville Girl says:

      Mike Fisher has the same reputation here. He very quietly does tons of work with local nonprofits.

      • Original N says:

        Is it ‘secret’ charity work like Waity is purported to do?! I jest…but here is a man with a full time career making time for charitable endeavors…well done, Mike!

    • Lindsay says:

      I doubt it too. I think both Carrie and Mike are committed to both their religion and their relationship. Plus, Mike and Brad are good friends. When they won for ‘Remind Me’ Mike hugged Brad first! Carrie and Brad are just good on stage together.

  9. It'sJustBlanche says:

    I don’t believe it, just because Brad Paisley seems so solid. And she seems a little flighty for him. Of course I’m just projecting because I think is the damn handsome and sweet. Darn it I don’t even like country music but I love his voice.

  10. JudyK says:

    Carrie looks way older than 30.

  11. Grant says:

    Good God, I love her. What’s with all these marriage trouble rumors in Nashville lately? Just the other day I read an article about Faith Hill and Tim McGraw “addressing the marriage rumors” on the Huffington Post.

  12. annabelle says:

    I barely listent to Country, really only if I’m in the car with the Hubs. But I love the songs Brad has written for and about his wife. I have a hard time believing this story is true. He seems like too much of a sweet and grounded guy.

    • mayamae says:

      It would be a shame. But think of the wonderful songs Billy Joel wrote for his wives. Kimberly is a lot busier with her own career these days, and sometimes a husband (old fashioned) has a hard time with that. I don’t know if Brad is old fashioned, but country music celebrities are in general.

  13. Debbie says:

    Gah, I hope it’s not true, too. I used to know someone who worked with him, and that person gave me the clear impression that Brad is just the nicest guy, funny and smart, and devoted to his family.

    ‘Course, this was a few years ago — and 40 does seem to make people a bit loony.

  14. Maggie says:

    I dont believe a word of this. I watched the CMA’s the other night and I have to laugh over those cowboy getups and the big hair. Quite the costuming! Lol

    • Clever hand says:

      I saw an interview with the two of them
      Right before the CMAs and they do seem to have a great, silly energy together. But I get more of a brother and sister type of vibe than anything.

  15. Neelyo says:

    I thought the header photo was Julia Roberts in an unfortunate blond wig.

  16. flutters says:

    Idiotic story but I’m surprised it took 6 years for a tabloid to invent a story like this based on how well Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood get along as CMA Awards cohosts.

    They’re pals but they’ve also actually been careful to keep their distance from each other outside of work situations. Carrie Underwood’s said she’s invited the Paisley family to Nashville Predator games but they haven’t come, but she’s said Brad Paisley & Mike Fisher have hung out together when SHE’s been out of town.

    Coffee/lunch or whatever stories are also a lot less interesting when you realize they are CMA Awards-related work meetings with the show writer David Wild and other CMA Awards staff present.

    The Enquirer’s run a few negative stories on Carrie Underwood but it’s become pretty clear over the years they’re grasping at straws. Years ago they tried to link her to Michael Phelps except it turns out they’d never met or communicated and she’d quietly been dating somebody else. Then they ran some hilarious story about her allegedly disastrous honeymoon fight with her new husband over design plans for a new home – the story was so wild, it was funny (and it was contradicted by some basic, easily verifiable facts).

    Lately they’ve been trying to shame Carrie Underwood for not popping out babies immediately, because a married woman with professional goals that she wants to see through before she starts raising children is obviously failing her husband. *eyeroll* It’s pretty obvious the Enquirer’s got nothing.

  17. nicegirl says:

    Oh I sure hope not! I am a big country music fan and I love BP’s “I love my wife” love songs.

  18. Nikki Girl says:

    Not sure if I believe this article. I do however believe that Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher will eventually get divorced. It seemed to me like they were almost strangers when they got married, and in between her schedule and hockey season, I think they rarely see each other. I’m a die-hard hockey fan and I hate when players marry celebrities (see Hilary Duff-Mike Comrie [he no longer plays], Elisha Cutherbert-Dion Phaneuf [he’s overrated]) so I wouldn’t be sorry to see them break up…also, LET’S GO BLUES!

  19. lambchops says:

    Hmmm. Is it okay to meet someone’s hubby if your own is not available, even for a coffee chat? I am way too old fashioned I guess.

    • Kat says:

      Um, it’s called being friends? My best friend is a guy and married and I’m pretty sure that his wife wouldn’t mind if we got coffee and neither would my husband. Not to mention the frequent play dates I have with my one stay at home dad friend. This whole idea that men and women can’t be friends is destructive and obviously fodder for gossip.

  20. Silly me says:

    Meh. Her legs aren’t that great. They are just skinny.

  21. LadyFauxReal says:

    I read somewhere she is only 5’3 so how does she get her legs looking so long and lean? I am that height and my legs look more like Jessica Simpson’s or Hillary Duff’s, both similar height to Carrie. Us shorter gals tend to have short legs obviously so I wonder what’s going on with Carrie?

  22. pretty kitty says:

    she is prob getting w/ brad for new songs, since the best songs go to the hottest artists or whoever’s paying the most. some writer’s in Nashville hate her and won’t give her the best songs. she hates that tswifty and mlambert have passed her by.

  23. Amanda_M87 says:

    Mike Fischer is hot as heck. Why would she cheat on him ?

  24. Kosmos says:

    On one of the CMA shows over a year ago, maybe more, I noticed that she and Brad really spent a LOT of time collaborating on these shows and I also wondered about the possibility of this, but then it seemed as if Brad and his wife were so happy and perhaps close friendships like this between attractive men and women can really exist? I had no idea that Carrie’s marriage was problematic….I still believed that she was madly in love with her man. That’s really too bad. Anyone who has a career like hers has to spend a significant amount of time away from the husband. She’s apparently NOT ready to have children and settle down quite yet, and I think that no one should do that until they’re really ready. Some people are never ready to have children, so that is their choice. I hope they can work it out, but with their busy schedules, the marriage probably doesn’t get the attention it needs.

    • flutters says:

      ” I had no idea that Carrie’s marriage was problematic”

      It’s not problematic. Anybody who’s been paying attention to Carrie Underwood and her husband (including sightings from the middle of November when his team played in New Jersey and Long Island) knows that, which is what makes the Enquirer story more idiotic. The Enquirer literally made this up out of thin air because of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have good chemistry as awards show cohosts.

      Oh, and Brad Paisley’s wife Kim burst out laughing when US Weekly asked her about this yesterday. She knows it’s a ludicrous story in every aspect.

  25. Karen says:

    i am not sure carrie is good maybe just to much gossip

  26. handsomerandyblackladbrad1953 says:

    As a Country music fan-and prospective song-writer-I believe Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood ARE an item.I guess Brad’s wife,Kimberly,is a babe,but carrie’s husband,Mike Fisher of the NHL’s
    Ottawa Senators,is BUTT UGLY,probably dumb,and,if a poll of groupie who bed athletes in the four sports is correct,Fisher might be,like most hockey player,according to those gals who comfort them on the road,BY FAR THE WORST LOVERS of all jocks!!!!!

  27. handsomerandyblackladbrad1953 says:

    Your best friend is a GUY?????Unless he’s a GAY guy,if you’d give him half a chance,he’d bed you if he’s attracted to you,and vice versa!!!!!!