19. Brooks likes breathing around her
Brooks often sings Yearwood’s praises, and – perhaps because he’s a songwriter – he certainly doesn’t lack the vocabulary to describe how she makes him feel. When he and Yearwood were interviewed jointly by Parade in 2016, for instance, Brooks said something rather poetic about his wife.
Yes, when Parade asked the couple how they knew the other was “the one” for them, Brooks pulled it out of the bag. “I just want to be wherever she’s at,” he answered. “I love breathing the same air she’s breathing.” And certainly it appeared as if the feeling was still mutual, as Yearwood claimed in the same interview that she and Brooks were always “meant to be” right from the start.
18. They were first spotted together at a memorial
When Brooks and Yearwood started dating, they apparently tried to keep their budding relationship on the down low. However, in 2002 Yearwood convinced her new partner to go with her to the memorial service for Nashville legend Harlan Howard.