In a new mini-series for I Am Second called Mike and Carrie: God & Country, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher offer an intimate view into their marriage, including a recount of the exact moment Underwood miscarried—again.
The country star lost multiple pregnancies after welcoming their first son Isaiah in 2015, the news of each one more difficult to face. “She’s like, ‘I lost the baby,’” Fisher explains in the show’s trailer. “And I was like, ‘Again?’” He continues, “You have all these mountaintops, but we hadn’t had a ton of valleys like this.”
Underwood was heartbroken. “I just had an honest conversation with God,” she says, tearing up. “I was hurt. I told him how I felt.” After nearly four years of reflection and persistence, the couple eventually welcomed their second son, Jacob. The eye-opening experience was one they never could have predicted when they started dating in 2008. To see just how far they’ve come, here’s a look at where their love began.
They met backstage at one of Underwood’s concerts in 2008.
At the time, Fisher was a professional hockey player for the Ottawa Senators. He and Underwood were set up for a backstage meet and greet by her bassist, and instantly hit it off. The first episode of their web series shares the texts they sent after meeting. “Hot. hot. hot,” Underwood’s read. Fisher wrote, “more beautiful in person.”
They dated long distance for two years.
Aside from their hometowns in Canada and Tennessee being thousands of miles apart, their respective busy careers kept them traveling and away from each other often. After meeting, according to Taste of Country, they didn’t see each other again for three months. Their first date (and first kiss!) was on New Year’s Eve in 2008. “We were in front of people, and he’s not a big PDA guy,” she reportedly told Glamour in 2012. “I figured, I’ll go in for it because he can’t leave me hanging, right? So I made him kiss me in public.”
They got engaged in 2009.
It didn’t take long for Fisher to realize that he wanted to be with Underwood forever. He popped the question at his home on December 20, 2009. “It’s true,” he reportedly told the Toronto Sun the following day. “We’re both obviously excited and very happy.”
They married in Georgia on July 10, 2010.
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The pair officially tied the knot during a large celebration at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Georgia, per People. Underwood was 27 and Fisher was 30. “We could not feel more blessed to have found each other and to have shared this day with our friends and family that mean so much to us!” they said in a statement.
Isaiah Michael was born on February 27, 2015.
He just celebrated his fifth birthday. “Where did these last five years go?” Underwood wrote on Instagram. “It’s so bittersweet watching your children grow up. You want them to stay little and chubby and cuddly forever but it’s also so much fun seeing them turn into little people! Isaiah, you are funny and smart and such a caring little boy! You already have so much love for God and for all those around you. The day I became your mother was the day my life changed forever. You are five today but you will always be my baby boy…no matter how old you get.”
Jacob Bryan was born on January 21, 2019.
After three miscarriages, Underwood and Fisher welcomed Jacob into their lives, and Isaiah became a big brother. “Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday,” Underwood wrote on Instagram. “His mom, dad and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good…”
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Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday…his mom, dad and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good…
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