Trisha Yearwood on her marriage: ‘when two people are driving two ships, it can be difficult’

I know about five people will comment on this story, but it resonated with me so I wanted to talk about it. Trisha Yearwood is promoting her new pet line, inspired by her two rescue dogs. She did an interview with US Magazine with one of her dogs sleeping on the chair in back of her, it was adorable. In the clip US posted on their site, Trisha mostly talks about her pet food and accessories and her upcoming cookbook. US has other quotes she gave though, about her 15 year marriage to Garth Brooks. She said they can sometimes butt heads because they’re both boss-type people used to calling the shots.

Trisha Yearwood shared what makes her marriage to Garth Brooks difficult and reflected on how their relationship has only gotten better with time.

“We’re both very independent people who run our own ships. And sometimes when two people are driving two big ships, it can be difficult,” Yearwood, 56, exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, April 13, while promoting her new pet collection line that consists of collars, leashes, grooming supplies, bedding and treats.

[Yearwood] explained that it is a “balance” for the couple after spending so much time together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Before this past year, we were together all the time. I mean, we really are a couple who got married to be together, so we don’t spend that much time apart anyway,” she told Us. “So it wasn’t a huge change, but it was enough that there was really nowhere to go.”

She continued: “I think it was kind of navigating; how do we stay alphas, stay independent, do our own thing, feel like we run our own lives, but be a couple. It’s a balance where sometimes one person is running the ship and sometimes the other person is, and sometimes you’re going to butt heads…”

Yearwood added that their relationship is “better now than ever,” which wasn’t the case in her previous relationships. “I was always the person in relationships when things got difficult; I was really happy to just bail. I was good at that,” she revealed to Us. “So in this situation, that’s not an option because this is the love of my life, you know? So you sit down, and you talk it through and, and that gets you better when you get to the other side.”

[From US Magazine]

My ex husband and I were like this and it obviously didn’t work out. We were great at running a house together, because both of us like to have things nice and we got it done. When we didn’t agree on something it could be pretty bad though. I guess this could work out if the couple is willing to compromise and both parties aren’t too stubborn. I actually think about this issue a lot. There’s a big difference between negotiating issues as a team and trying to be less ambitious or care less because you don’t want the other person to feel challenged.

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  1. Nicole says:

    I watch them on the Food Network. They are really cute together.

    • Christine says:

      They really are. I love the way he calls her Ms. Yearwood, when speaking about her publicly. It’s so old fashioned when they clearly have a thoroughly equal marriage.

  2. Astrid says:

    I”m not a country music fan but I do like Trish Y. She seems really down to earth and I like watching her cooking shows. That two famous people can be happy together is nice to read about.

  3. Kimber says:

    I love them! I worry about them though because whenever I read about them or see one interviewed it always comes up that they butt heads, fight and get through it. I’d hate to see them not make it. I don’t like a lot of fighting- grew up with that and I don’t like a lot of drama. I am glad to agree to disagree when my husband and I don’t see something the same way. 25 years later it’s working so far!

    • Coldbloodedjellydonut says:

      Some people are just really honest & don’t try to hide the ugly of life. They probably don’t fight often, but it does happen and she doesn’t want to gloss that over.

      I view it like me being a mom. My child is almost 10 and when I had him everyone was still really fake about parenthood, the mommy bloggers who tell it like it is didn’t exist yet (at least not that I saw.) I’d post on FB about my struggles and so many people were relieved that they weren’t the only ones having a hard time. I have a good sense of humour about it and love the kiddo like crazy, but I’ve had a lot of wanting to run away moments. A lot.

      Such is the reality with all human interactions in my opinion. We can all be a bit much at times. It sounds like these two have the figure it out part down, which is the most important thing.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I think they’re super cute – I barely know any of their music but I enjoy her cooking show when I catch it!

  5. Blairski says:

    I like reading about what makes other peoples’ marriages work. As someone who got married very late in life, and has only been in the one long-term relationship, I’m always worried that there are pitfalls out there that I haven’t thought about. I like the NY Times series that revisits couples that divorced years before, and asks them their perspective now that they have had time to adjust and grow.

  6. Christin says:

    The fact she realizes their personalities are strong-willed has probably helped.

    They knew each other and allegedly were in regular contact during their previous marriages, so at minimum there was some friendship there for a long time.