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Carrie Underwood Reveals the Secret to Her Marriage with Mike Fisher: “We Sacrifice and Compromise”

Carrie Underwood Mike FisherNASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: NHL player Mike Fisher (L) and musician Carrie Underwood attend the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher have learned the secret to being happily married. In a new interview, the Grammy Award-winning singer, 33, revealed how she and her NHL player husband, 36, continue to thrive together after six years of marriage.

“It’s all about being supportive of one another,” Underwood told Yahoo this week. “He’s my best friend and we love our family; that’s what it’s all about. We sacrifice for each other and compromise for each other and do our best to spend as much time as we possibly have with each other. It’s about putting your family and relationship first.”

The couple’s 19-month-old son, Isaiah, keeps them on their toes. “Every day is something new,” the “Church Bells” singer said of raising her little boy. “He says more and more words, recognizes new things. He loves to sing, he loves to climb. He’s everywhere, and it’s wonderful!”

When asked if she and her husband plan on adding to their family, Underwood said, “I definitely hope so! You never know what the good Lord has in store, but right now I’m on the road and Mike’s on the road. We FaceTime each other every day. But we’ll see what happens.”

While defining their priorities has led to a fulfilling marriage for Underwood and Fisher, the singer has admitted it’s the little things that make all the difference to her. “I’m the kind of person that’s like, ‘Aw, you changed the light bulb in the bathroom. Thank you.’ Or ‘You took the trash out. Aw. Oh, my gosh, you emptied the dishwasher, yay! I don’t have to do it now,’ she said in a separate People magazine interview back in March. “I like that stuff. Everyday stuff.”

Underwood will be on the road through mid-December with her “Storyteller Tour,” and Fisher is busy traveling with Nashville Predators through November.

The couple met in late 2008 at one of Underwood’s concerts. They got engaged in December 2009, and married in Georgia on July 10, 2010.

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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'