Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher open up about their marriage in ‘God and Country’

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I was talking to some friends on Zoom Sunday about lockdown breakups we’re anticipating. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher came up, particularly because we’ve heard for years that their marriage is strained, but also because Carrie just posted a bikini pic. When women who don’t typically post photos like that start doing it, my spidey sense goes up. Well Carrie might have actually been promoting something, because CMT just covered the fact that there’s a four part series with Carrie and Mike, premiering tomorrow, called God and Country. I really hope someone else does the highlights for me, but I’ll watch it if I have to. It’s going to be published on a site called I Am Second, which Wiki calls “a platform for Christian evangelism.” It’s a non-profit founded by Norm Miller, the CEO of Interstate Batteries. Anyway Carrie and Mike are being used to get the message out about Jesus, because he doesn’t have enough followers in ‘Merica. (I’m sorry for phrasing it that way! I respect Christianity’s core beliefs, just not the way they’re misinterpreted and weaponized by the right.)

In the series trailer, Underwood admits that she always swore she’d never marry a hunter before she met Fisher. “As a child, never, not in a million years. We just differ drastically,” Underwood admits.

And after their storybook wedding in 2010, when their first son Isaiah came along in 2015, she recalls thinking, “Oh my gosh. I’m in love,” she said. But after Isaiah’s birth came three miscarriages, and Underwood explains how that was when she chose to lean into her faith instead of away from it. “I just had an honest conversation with God. I was hurt,” she says through her tears, “and I told Him how I felt.”

According to a press release about the series, the show will giver viewers an up-close and unfiltered glimpse into Underwood and Fisher’s life together, their relationship and faith, along with some much-needed inspiration on how they continue to sustain their marriage and find purpose beyond their careers as a country singer and a retired NHL player.

“We wanted to do this to share some of our personal journey in hopes that viewers will be inspired by it, and maybe even take one more step in pursuing a relationship with God,” Underwood said of the new series.

“Since first filming with I Am Second six years ago, I have seen God continue to grow my faith as Carrie and I have together walked through the natural joys and struggles of life. This new series is not only a continuation of the 2014 White Chair film, but hopefully a reminder to individuals of God’s faithfulness in all situations,” Fisher added.

[From CMT]

I watched the trailer, below, and Mike seems kind of… how do I put this, pretty but dim. That could be because he’s got one of those faces that doesn’t look real. It’s telling that Carrie said “we just differ drastically” and “I was never good with other people’s kids” while Mike said that he’s always wanted “lots of kids.” Carrie and Mike got married in the summer of 2010. She said, later that year and as late as 2012, that she wasn’t planning on having children. She and Mike have son Isaiah, 5, and Jacob, 1. (She’s been open about her miscarriages, which were in 2017 and 2018.) So something changed for them to have kids, but I’ve always had the impression that it wasn’t Carrie’s idea at first.

Here’s the trailer.

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  1. Helen says:

    Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason: Fisher is an elite hockey player, which means some aspects of development (read schooling, emotional intelligence) get left behind.

    Plus, Fisher is old enough that he played through the more physical era of hockey, as an aggressive player (I actually didn’t realize he was a forward, I always think of him as a defensemen), so I’m sure that didn’t help.

    • sunny says:

      Yeah. I second that. Coming up through the hockey ranks(travelling all the time, billeting, etch) doesn’t lend itself to education or emotional growth.

      I always found them a strange match just because Mike Fisher was always going to be all about having a large family. I’m originally from Ottawa and he is from a town just outside there and played for Ottawa’s NHL team for years. He had a sterling reputation in the community and always did a huge amount of community service work from his rookie year onward. He also seems like a genuinely kind guy(my older sister saw him the day after a devastating playoff loss, he was eating lunch with his agent and because she and her colleague were fans he spent like 15 minutes chatting with them to the great consternation of his agent). Having said all that, he seems hella old fashioned and controlling. Definitely not the type to marry a woman whose stardom and talent outstrips his.

  2. WingKingdom says:

    Well, I did read this article but really, I don’t think you have to watch and recap their show. It sounds boring as hell.

  3. Teresa says:

    Here’s my take. I am a Christian. If you want to spread Christianity then act like Jesus. Help poor people, speak out against racism, be a voice for the ‘weaker’ people in society. You know. Jesus values.
    How could Carrie spread the word of God? Again see above. Highlight our issues in this country which are innumerable, highlight charities to help, use her platform to help. Hopefully the show does that.

    • Jessica says:

      +1

    • Jaded says:

      They seem so self-centered, like they have an inner pipeline to God. I think being a good Christian is easy enough to say, but put your money where your mouth is. I’ve known many so-called “good” Christians who were actually pretty awful people, people who say they believe in “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Well then they must want people to do mean, selfish things to them because they sure did some rotten things to me.

    • Lucy2 says:

      100% agree Theresa.

  4. LunaSF says:

    These annoying preachy Christian couples just set my bs radar off (cough Joanna and Chip Gaines). People who are true Christians IMO are doing the work Jesus did, helping the poor and vulnerable, doing charity work, etc. and living their life, not making a huge deal about Jesus and America and constantly going on and on about it. A few years ago all the people in my hometown near Kansas City were freaking out about some Royals player and his blonde singer wife (I can’t be bothered to look them up) who were all about god and Jesus and appealing to middle America and constantly sharing stories about them on social media and acting like they were god’s chosen golden couple . Of course a few months ago stories are breaking that they are divorcing and accusing each other of affairs and being messy AF. I just feel these Christian golden couples are trying too hard and being put on a pedestal and are doomed to fall hard.

  5. Meghan says:

    I was adamant that I did not want kids because they are troublesome. When my niece was born it went to “okay I am in no rush but maybe one day and if it doesn’t happen then that is okay.” Because I was single and could do whatever I wanted. Then I got back together with an ex and suddenly wanted marriage and a kid. Sadly the marriage did not work out but I don’t regret my son in the slightest. And I am STILL awkward around other people’s kids.

    I respect those who choose to be childfree but really, your mind can change on a dime. It happened to me.