Even Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher fight sometimes. The couple opened up about differences in opinions, their family, faith and more in their new docuseries, Mike and Carrie: God & Country.
Producers Jonah Ingram and John Humphrey revealed how the project came to be. “Carrie is still out in the limelight and she’s still performing and she still has her career. Mike, as all athletes do when they hit retirement, got to understand [his] identity. That was something that was important to Mike and important for us to show that,” Humphrey told Entertainment Tonight in an interview published on May 26. “[Mike] felt that to have Carrie along would be the best way to tell some of that story. He talked with Carrie and Carrie agreed to go ahead to be on it as well.”
Underwood, 37, and Fisher, 39, who tied the knot in July 2010, filmed the four-part series in Tennessee in December 2019. “We got into talking about the difficulties of raising a family or some of the personal trials they’ve gone through and there’s some genuine emotional moments in there,” Ingram explained. “There were moments where I was glad Mike and Carrie were together, so they could hold each other’s hands and walk through it together.”
Humphrey added: “[Our goal was] to really show who they are — very grounded in their faith, very committed to their family — just being able to depict who they are in a way that many people don’t get the chance to see.”
In episode one, which premiered on May 27, the singer and the former hockey player already got real about what they don’t agree on, where they stood before starting their family and how their goals differed before they met.
“We learn from each other and have spirited discussions about things that we disagree on, but at the end of the day, we love each other very much,” Underwood said.
Fisher, for his part, noted that their faith keeps them on the right track. “It’s a center ground that’s the most important thing around everything,” he detailed. “There’s always a way and it’s always God working in it.”
Scroll down to see all the revelations from Underwood and Fisher’s docuseries.
Hunter vs Vegetarian
“I love animals and I love life so much that I swore I would never marry a hunter — not in a million years,” Underwood revealed in the first episode on May 27. However, Fisher is an avid hunter. “When we got married, you thought I was going to stop hunting and I thought you weren’t going to care, and all of a sudden, it’s like, ‘Whoa,’” he recalled.
Her Lack of Family Plans
The “Drinking Alone” songstress admitted she “never thought about getting married or having a family” because she always did “well by myself.” After she married Fisher, who long hoped to have a wife, they started to discuss starting a family. “I was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, things are good, you know. We’re gonna throw this monkey wrench into our lives on purpose, and never being a kid person, never was good with other people’s kids, why would I be good with one of my own?’” she recounted. “But it was the second [son] Isaiah was born, I was in love. … And then you have this tiny person you’re trying to keep alive at the beginning.”
The duo welcomed son Isaiah in February 2015. “I remember being in the delivery room after he’d just been born and it was just me and Isaiah and it was emotional as can be,” Fisher said. “Just feeling emotional and being a dad and always looking forward to that and just praying for him — one of the greatest gifts ever. And it made me realize just how much God loves us, the sacrifice he made, and the greatest thing I want for my son is a great relationship with God, and at that moment, it just became real.”
Comfortable With His Emotions
The athlete shared that he is in touch with his emotions: “I cry easy.”
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