In May 2005, Garth Brooks decided to propose to his ladylove Trisha Yearwood in true rock star style, in front of 7,000 people!
Both of them were at an event at Buck Owens’s Crystal Palace in Bakersfield in California to watch the unveiling of an 8-ft tall statue of Brooks. Garth brought Trisha onstage to see the statue up close and pointed to a wedding ring fixed to the statue’s ring finger. He got down on one knee and asked Trisha to marry him. Of course, Trisha’s answer was an emphatic Yes!
Nurturing a Strong Friendship
As a romantic association was not on the cards at that time, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood decided to remain friends. They supported each other in their music careers professionally.
When Garth Brooks started becoming famous and made a name for himself, he helped Trisha bag a record contract, and in 1991, he chose her for the opening act of his national tour. Soon the duo started singing duets and backup vocals on each other’s music albums.
Basking in Each Other’s Glory
Although Garth influenced much of Trisha’s early career, he never took any credit for the upward swing of Yearwood’s career graph. In 1999, Garth decided to split from Sandy Mahl, his first wife, and it was a coincidence that Trisha happened to be single herself. And it was during this time that their friendship bloomed into something more meaningful.
Brooks confessed on "The Ellen Show" that he always enjoyed being around Trisha, and they both had a lot more in common than he had ever dreamed of. After Brooks’ divorce, the couple started dating and the rest, was history.
In 2005, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood skipped the fanfare associated with a gala wedding and decided to seal their union at a private ceremony.
Although their engagement was a public affair under the spotlight, the wedding was an intimate and private affair at the end of 2005 at the couple’s Oklahoma home in the presence of four family members only. Brooks later said that it was the perfect Christmas gift they could give to each other and they couldn’t have been happier.
Brooks’ Daughters Take a Vow
Garth Brooks had three gorgeous daughters — Taylor, August, and Allie — with his former wife Sandy Mahl. All three played an important role in Garth and Trisha’s wedding ceremony.
The three children also made a vow, sealing their commitment to Trisha and giving the go-ahead to Trisha to marry their father. All of them wore cute wedding dresses and exchanged rings to make it a true family affair. According to Trisha, her anniversary with Garth Brooks is also celebrated with the three children.