"It's strange because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife, but I'd been married [to Sandy Mahl] for 13 months," Garth said of their first meeting in a 2013 interview on the Garth promised Trisha that she could open for him once he got a record deal, according to CMT.
Two years later, following the release of his first album, Garth kept his word and the two friends went on tour together.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are currently country music's reigning power couple, but did you know the two have been friends since before either singer was signed by a record label?
She’s the real deal.” While Brooks made the proposal a public affair, popping the question in May of 2005 in front of 7,000 people at the unveiling of a bronze statue of himself at Buck Owens‘ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif., his and Yearwood’s wedding ceremony was much more low key.“We could not be happier.” Brooks and Yearwood make it a point to make their anniversary a family affair. we married the girls,” Yearwood says, referring to Brooks’ three daughters, Taylor, August and Allie.“So the five of us always celebrate together.” Happy anniversary to the happy couple!They also collaborated on duets such as "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart," from Trisha's debut album, and "In Another's Eyes," which appeared on her 1997 record, In 2000, Garth retired to spend more time with his daughters. (By that point, Trisha had divorced, remarried, and split with her second husband, bass player Bobby Reynolds.)Quietly and away from the public eye, romance began to blossom for the longtime friends.In 2002, they were spotted holding hands at a memorial service for Nashville songwriter Harlan Howard—their first public acknowledgment of their feelings for each other.