Carrie Underwood graces the cover of the latest issue of Allure and in the cover story, talks candidly about her marriage to hockey star Mike Fisher. While she’s not afraid to sing anti-love songs like “Good Girl” and “Before He Cheats,” she thinks she understands why women sometimes give men the power in a relationship.
“We want that person to be everything we’ve always wanted,” she said. “If they’re not Prince Charming, we try to make them Prince Charming. But Prince Charming does exist! I found one.”
As with any high profile celebrity marriage, Carrie knows all eyes are on her and Mike. The couple spends a lot of time apart due to their demanding careers but she feels completely confident in Mike to uphold their vows.
“We’ve seen a lot of celebrities, professional athletes, not exactly always being on their best behavior away from girlfriends, wives, families,” she said. “People would say, ‘Do you ever worry that—you know—he’s an athlete, he’s young, he’s good-looking?’ And I’ve never had to worry about him because I’ve never trusted anybody so completely. Or I didn’t know the true meaning of trust. He just…he just wouldn’t do that.”
Growing up, Carrie watched how hard her mother worked not only at her job but keeping the family together. She learned her work ethic from her mother and knew she’d have to find a significant other that could not only keep up but share in the responsibilities.
“My mom had a job, and she also took care of us, and she also took care of Dad—I always saw her pulling triple duty, doing more than I ever felt like she needed to,” she said. “I made a promise to myself that it would be more of a team effort in my family someday. And because of that, I became more independent. But it was tough figuring out what kind of guy would work with what I did.”
Carrie and Mike are both resuming their busy schedules. Mike will be back on the ice for the Nashville Predators his weekend following the NHL lockout and Carrie is set to resume her Blown Away Tour February 13 in Colorado Springs.