Garth Brooks & The Undeniable Attraction to Trisha Yearwood Even When He Was Married To Someone Else

Posted on November 30th, 2013 at 10:50 am


Country star Garth Brooks rarely talks about his wife, Trisha Yearwood, but when he does he gushes!

Garth revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday that he first fell in love with Trisha when she was married to someone else.

The “Wrapped Up In You” singer said he met Trisha 13 years ago through songwriter Kent Blazy. "When she left, he [Kent] goes, 'What did you think?' I said, 'Well, it's strange, because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife, but I've been married for 13 months,’” he said.

At the time the singer was married to his college sweetheart Sandy Mahl.

"Being married, it's got to be right. This is who you went to college with, and you were married in front of God and your family and everything," he told Ellen. "So you keep hacking, and you work and you work and you work. And then comes that time where you're looking at the rest of your life going, 'How do you want to live it?'"

He finally decided to call it quits on his marriage and give it a go at Trisha.

"This was somebody I always enjoyed being around. And we had a lot more in common than I ever dreamed we did. And so we started seeing each other after the divorce," he recalled.

"We'd known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people. And I've got to tell you, if you like her and don't know her, you'll love her. If you love her and don't know her, you'll worship her. She's the real deal."

And today Brooks still feels like a newlywed. "I've got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this," the 51-year-old country legend said of Trisha. "I never knew that everyday you could wake up and feel like this. And I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this."

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