Is Carrie Underwood’s Marriage in Trouble Already?


carrie underwoodMy anniversary was yesterday (thanks for all the gifts, guys). On April 10 of last year, my husband and I took the plunge and committed ourselves to a life together 'TIL DEATH DO US PART. Yikes! No, in all seriousness, it's been one helluva crazy year for us -- we moved to New York from Los Angeles, both got new jobs, had a death in the family -- but our marriage still seems pleasant and easy. (I could use other words, but I don't want to trigger anyone's gag reflex. Or lie. Just kidding.) Maybe it's that we just got lucky, maybe it's because we're just a year in, but marriage is a-okay. So, what the hell is Carrie Underwood's problem?

The country singer, who wed hockey player Mike Fisher less than a year ago, told Ellen D. that "married life has its challenges." Honey, you're barely clearing 10 months of wedded bliss life. And you haven't even lived together the whole time! Twenty bucks says they're done by November. Who's in?

Apparently, after the two first tied the knot, Carrie was living in Nashville and Mike was in Canada. That's one way to keep the flame alive. Then, when Mike was traded and he moved in with Carrie, all hell broke loose. Well, not really, but the guy likes his shirts. Carrie eloquently explained to Ellen:

We had his stuff in all the guests bedrooms and he had it boxed up and stuff. He's like babe, I need more space in the closet and my heart just sinks. He'll keep shirts and stuff and I'll go through it ... He loves to shop. He's going to kill me. He has stuff come in and I'm like it's not going out fast enough. If you bring stuff in and stuff needs to go out.

Reer! (That was meant to be a cat noise.) It seems like it's a little soon to be complaining like that, doesn't it, Carrie? You're young, richer than the rich, and just got married. Forgive me if I fail to see where the word "challenge" fits into this equation. The honeymoon phase is called the honeymoon phase for a reason, you know? It's supposed to be all sunshine, and cartwheels, and puppy dogs the first year, not t-shirts, and nagging, and public airing of your dirty laundry.

Carrie, you seem like a lovely girl, but in my experience -- and I have more than you -- any time a friend has complained about his or her significant other early on in the game, it just hasn't been on. I think you need to either nip these "challenges" in the bud now -- or at least stop telling the world about them. And I still think you'll be done by November.

Do you think Carrie Underwood's marriage is doomed?


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jagam... jagamama0710

Actually, I think the 1st year can be the hardest and most trying, for some people. It certainly was for us. We'd been together for 3 years but never lived together until we were married. Although, following your logic, we would have been done within a year? We've been married for 5 1/2 years, each year getting better and better and we're more in love than ever. That's not to say we don't have our arguments but just because you have a rough first year doesn't mean you're doomed. It's not that cut and dry. 

Besides all that, you know nothing about their relationship. You are hardly in any place to judge how long their marriage will last. 

Kristine Lundeen

Nope, what newlyweds do you hang out with? All I ever hear is how different it is and how they bother each other in new and different ways. This is from people who lived together previously and from people that didn't live together till they got married. I've said some of the same things to my friends about my boyfriend of three years. If I heard someone newly married say that life was great, perfect, I'd have my suspiciouns. No one is perfect. The first two years of marriage are not supposed to be perfect - those are the toughest two years. 


I would hardly call his love of clothes the disillusion of their marriage. Slow "news" day for ya?

Slieu... Slieurance

All marriages are different. My DH and I think the first 3 years of our marriage were the easiest years. But we both still had moments when we vented about the little things each other did that bugged us. I think that is what she was doing on Ellen. You can't tell me no matter how great your marriage is that your husband has done nothing to irritate you, and you have not vented to friends or family about it. That is married life.

nonmember avatar Eva

Um, I agree with Carrie. Married life does have its challenges. And they're still in their first year. At least she didn't say that marriage was the easiest thing ever and that he peels grapes for her every evening after he draws her a bath. I appreciate her honesty. Good for her and I wish them luck.

MrsGusty MrsGusty

I totally disagree.  I'd be more concerned if she was saying it was all rainbows and unicorns. 

nonmember avatar Fisher

It sound like Carrie is having fun and challenges and enjoy every minutes of it.
I think the author of this article is single or maybe he/she gives up married life too soon.

sandr... sandra1023

Wow, is your marriage so horrible that you have to go picking on other people's?  People you don't even know?  I know, let's take bets on your marriage.  I'm sure you won't mind.  With your attitude that you have showing in this post, I'll give you guys till summer.

elfis... elfishpirat

My honeymood period lasted exactly 2 weeks. Then we learned we were pregnant and everything went down the drain. The first few years are the HARDEST of marraige. I'm not sure what sort of happy juice you and your husband are drinking, but I would like some please.

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