Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood might be the most beloved couple in country music (sorry Mr. McGraw and Mrs. Hill). Despite their heartwarming connection and long history together, their popularity makes them a frequent target for gossip about celebrity divorces. Here’s why the rumors about Brooks and Yearwood’s marriage are absolute garbage.
They’ve Got A Long History Together
Yearwood and Brooks’ history goes all the way back to the start of their respective careers when they were only friends and collaborators. As Brooks told Ellen DeGeneres on her show, he was introduced to his future wife back in 1987. Yearwood appeared on his second album in 1990, a full 15 years before they’d tie the knot, and performed as his tour opener the following year. While both were married to other people when they first met, things didn’t work out in either relationship.
Brooks and Yearwood started dating sometime after his divorce in 2000, and as he explained it, the romance was an entirely different experience. “We’d known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people, and I got to tell you,” Brooks told DeGeneres. “If you like her and don’t know her, you’re going to love her. If you love her and don’t know her, you’re going to worship her. She’s the real deal.” They were engaged in the spring of 2005 and married that December. Since then, they’ve stayed by each other’s sides constantly—and literally.
In 2019, Trisha Yearwood told Us Weekly that if she had to guess, she and her husband spend “are apart maybe five days a year” total. “We really have made a conscious effort since getting married to not be apart, so we’ve toured together,” she said. “If I’m doing something, he’ll be with me, even if you don’t see him, he’ll be in the hotel or around.”
Why Would Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood Even Divorce?
Unfortunately, most tabloids and gossip blogs seem to think that if you don’t see someone in public constantly, it must mean something’s wrong. Despite Yearwood herself saying that they don’t spend more than a few days apart, even on tours, there have been several outright false reports about the two specifically fighting about their careers. Most often, these stories have been based on nothing but gossip about Brooks possibly going on tour with someone else—fellow country star Miranda Lambert frequently gets roped in due to her supposed reputation as a “man-eater.”
Don’t get us wrong, a Brooks-Lambert tour would probably do extremely well, but the 60-year-old legend doesn’t exactly need help selling out his stadium tours. After having Yearwood by his side for all kinds of gigs over the years, it seems bizarre to expect the two to have some sort of falling out over tours or other singers. Besides, Lambert is just as much a victim of gossip flying in the face of reality. Her absolutely lovely marriage is as strong as ever, much like Brooks and Yearwood’s relationship.
It’s frustrating that these sorts of divorce rumors still pop up in tabloids and on social media even today. Thankfully, these sorts of stories have nothing to do with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s actual marriage. The country couple seems destined to spend the rest of their days happily together.