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Carrie Underwood wasn't looking for a long-distance relationship, let alone marriage, when a friend offered to set her up with a hunky Canadian athlete. " Underwood recalled on VH1's winner's bassist, Mark Childers, wanted to introduce her to his friend, National Hockey League star Mike Fisher.
Finally, on New Year's Eve 2008, the couple had their first official date."Our first kiss was when the ball dropped," said Underwood."We were in front of people, and he's not a big PDA guy," she told The coming year, 2009, proved to be one of whirlwind romance for the singer and hockey player.
The two-year-old now goes on tour with Underwood, along with the family's dogs, hanging out in her dressing room as she gets ready and Face Timing with his dad every day.When she can, Underwood makes time for fun pit stops like Sesame Place."He is a very physical baby," Underwood told E! "He loves to climb things—but he does love music, too.Underwood needed to be based in Nashville, and Fisher was still playing with the Ottawa Senators, the team he'd been drafted by 13 years earlier."We're both independent people, so we can't have somebody around 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Underwood told in 2012."I don't have to worry about Mike," she continued. "I was just so frustrated and said 'God, if you have me go somewhere take care of it, look after it,' and he sure did that.He put me in a place I was comfortable with and I think that's part of reason that this is the place I'm supposed to be and that's comforting for sure."Four years later, on February 27, 2015, Underwood and Fisher welcomed their first child, a boy they named Isaiah Michael."We don't go gossipy, we don't go attack anybody, we're not up there to offend.
We're up there to celebrate what our music is about.The night was a soft opening for Fisher, who would accompany his fiancée on the red carpet at several ceremonies in the coming months, including to the 2010 CMT Awards, where they shared a sexy victory kiss as Underwood got up to accept the award for Video of the Year.The handsome couple tied the knot a month later, on July 10, at the Ritz-Carlton resort on Lake Oconee, Georgia.She said yes, of course, and the newly engaged couple texted friends and family with the good news.Fisher even gushed about it to the media the next day, telling the The pair had kept a low profile up until then, but in January 2010, they made their first public appearance together at a fundraising casino event in Gatineau, Canada.Skeptical about a blind date with someone who lived so far away (Underwood lived in Franklin, Tennessee at the time) and fearful the encounter might be awkward, she suggested they meet backstage at one of her concerts.