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After 11 Years Together, Carrie Underwood’s Husband Mike Fisher Shares What Saved Their Marriage

Carrie Underwood and her hockey player husband Mike Fisher seem like the ultimate power couple. Underwood has become a successful country music star since winning American Idol back in 2005, and Fisher has made a name for himself in the NHL.

The Canadian hockey star was friends with Underwood‘s bass player who wanted to set them up. After meeting at a meet-and-greet at one of Carrie Underwood’s concerts in 2008, they went on a date for drinks and the rest is history.

The two had a dream wedding less than two years later in July 2010 in Georgia. But the first six months of their marriage weren’t a fairy tale.

Because the two were so successful in their careers, it was hard to make time for each other and meet the demands of their jobs. The newlyweds found it incredibly difficult to find that time for each other and went weeks without seeing each other.

Then came the news that would save their marriage. Fisher, after playing with the Ottawa Senators for more than 11 years, was traded to the Nashville Predators in February of 2011.

‘When trade talks had heated up, a few teams had been interested in me, but Eugene and Bryan agreed to make sure that my destination would be Nashville,’ Fisher wrote in a post for The Players Tribune. ‘They could have traded me anywhere, but they were genuinely looking out for me and my family.’ According to Fisher, the Senators’ management specifically traded him to the Predators so he could spend more time with his wife, as Nashville was where Carrie Underwood lives and works.

This trade changed their lives for the better. Four years later, Fisher was named the captain of the Nashville Predators and led his team to the Stanley Cup finals all the while being able to spend more time with his wife and their son, Isaiah. Fisher announced last August he was retiring from hockey to focus on raising their newborn son. However, six months later Fisher announced that with Carrie’s blessing he was coming out of retirement for one more chance at the Stanley Cup with his team. One thing’s for sure; these two make a solid team themselves!

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