As many fans know, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood don’t just have a successful professional partnership; they’re very much a romantic couple, too. The two country music stars married all the way back in 2005, and they’ve been together ever since. But the story of how Brooks and Yearwood started to date and and eventually wed is a very interesting one. These 20 little-known facts about the pair will shed some light.
20. When Brooks and Yearwood first met, both were each married to others
Brooks and Yearwood first encountered each other in 1987; suffice to say, though, that in their case the path to true love definitely didn’t run smooth. You see, both were each married to other people back then: Yearwood’s husband at the time was Chris Latham, while Brooks was coupled up with Sandy Mahl.
During a 2013 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, however, Brooks opened up about meeting Yearwood, saying, “It’s strange, because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife [with Yearwood], but I’d been married for 13 months.” Then in 2001 both parties found themselves single – and the rest is history.