Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood are a power couple. Fisher has an estimated net worth of $30 million, while wife Carrie Underwood reportedly has $70 million, which means these two could pretty much rule the world. Read on for all the facts on the amazing couple, the details on their wedding, their family news, and their views on gay marriage.
1. Fisher Met His Wife at One of Underwood’s Concerts
Underwood and Fisher met backstage after one of Underwood’s concerts in 2008 and soon began dating after. They became engaged when Fisher proposed to his now wife on December 20, 2009. Fisher announced the big news the next morning during the Senators’ morning skate.
2. Fisher Is a Nashville Predator Hockey Player
Fisher grew up playing hockey in the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) with the rep Minor Petes program and eventually he grew into a pro player. He played for the Ottowa Senators before being traded in February 10, 2011 to the Nashville Predators. In 2012, Fisher won the NHL Foundation Player Award and during his off-season, he underwent surgery for his Achilles tendon. Hey, at least he had a very pretty nurse by his side.
3. Underwood and Fisher Are Expecting a Baby Boy
Underwood is hosting the 2014 CMA Awards for the seventh time with Brad Paisley, but this time there will be a third person in the mix – her baby. Underwood is rocking a baby bump at this year’s awards show as she and hubby Fisher are expecting their first baby. Enstarz writes:
This year is especially different for Underwood herself, who will be hosting the show while pregnant for the first time. Back in September the star announced that she and husband Mike Fisher, who plays in the NHL for the Nashville Predators, are expecting their first child together. As a result, the CMA Awards are bound to include a few baby jokes, as well as some alterations when it comes to Underwood’s costume changes. In previous years the singer changed half a dozen times throughout the evening, but being pregnant might limit the number of ensembles, or at least change the nature of them.
At tonight’s awards show, Underwood’s co-host Brad Paisley let the cat out of the bag on the sex of Underwood’s baby, revealing that she and her hubby Fisher are having a boy. Underwood has not let her pregnancy stop her from working. Just recently, she had another first – filming a music video while pregnant.
4. The Couple Are Huge Philanthropists
Fisher and his wife are big on charity. In fact, in his off-seasons, Fisher goes back to his hometown to help out at hockey camps for kids. Underwood and Fisher made a video for the “Do It for Daron,” anti-bullying campaign, urging young people to stop bullying. They are also very supportive of the gay community. Underwood told British newspaper The Independent:
As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.” Underwood went on to say, “Our church is gay friendly. Above all, God wanted us to love others. It’s not about setting rules, or [saying] ‘everyone has to be like me’. No. We’re all different. That’s what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.
5. Underwood Surprised Her Husband at Their Wedding
There are always surprises at weddings, but Underwood had a very thoughtful one for her husband at theirs. On July 10, 2010, Fisher married Underwood at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. It was a large wedding with 250 guests in attendance. Underwood surprised her new husband by having one of their favorite music artists, Brandon Heath, sing his song “Love Never Fails” for their first dance.