Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s love story is not your typical whirlwind romance. In fact, it took 12 long years before they finally got together.
The two first met in a recording studio in 1988, where they were both trying to record demos to promote themselves to different music labels.
Although the country music industry was kind of big, it wasn’t like artists wouldn’t bump into each other.
Soon enough, the two met through songwriter Kent Blazy, who would soon write one of Garth Brooks’ songs titled “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”
Despite feeling an instant connection, both Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were already married at the time.
They became close friends and music collaborators, performing together on the same stage.
When Brooks made it big, the pair started to tour together just like he had promised with Yearwood opening Brooks’ concert.
They also performed several songs together, such as “Like We Never Had A Broken Heart.
And for years, they remained genuinely good friends who supported each other’s careers.
In 2000, Brooks and his wife Sandy Mahl decided to divorce after 15 years of marriage.
The decision came after Brooks took a break from his career to become a better dad, only to realize that he could no longer be a husband to his wife.
The following year, Yearwood also divorced her then-second husband, bass player Bobby Reynolds.
After that, Brooks and Yearwood started quietly dating, but it wasn’t until 2002 that the couple was spotted holding hands in public.
According to Garth, it was pretty cool to start dating and get to know who Yearwood was.
During that time, he found that everything he would want her to be – she was.
And everything that he didn’t know about her was even better than he had hoped.
Three years later, Brooks proposed to Yearwood on stage in front of 7,000 cheering fans. Now the couple is happily married for 15 years (and going on 16).
Brooks and Trisha Yearwood do not have children but just being together and breathing the same air is more than enough for them.
Being each other’s best friend and married for 15 years, Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood definitely know a thing or two about love, marriage, and the secrets to a healthy, happy life.
As they shared during an appearance on The Ellen Show, one of the keys to a long-lasting marriage is treating it like a duet.
You have to harmonize and make your partner feel like a star. Brooks also added that listening to “one of the best female voices on the planet, a gorgeous blonde named Trisha Yearwood,” would definitely set the mood in the bedroom.
Trisha Yearwood was born on September 19, 1964, in Monticello, Georgia, to parents Gwendolyn (schoolteacher) and Jack Howard (local banker).
At a very early age, Yearwood was already very passionate about music, and she loved to participate in different music events in her school and their community as well.
After graduating from high school, she attended Young Harris College for two years and earned herself an associate degree in business.
Yearwood also enrolled at the University of Georgia but dropped out after a semester, moved to Nashville, and pursued a music business degree in Belmont College.