Although Brooks and Trisha’s paths crossed for the first time as relative strangers in the late 1980s, destiny had bigger things in store.
Being superstars in their own right, both Trish and Garth are to be reckoned with. Brooks is a seven-time Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year and a Grammy Award Winner while Trisha is a Grand Ole Opry legend and a three-time Grammy-winning singer. But according to the couple, their professional awards and achievements pale in comparison to the biggest achievement or accolade of their lives — their marriage.
As the days become years, Yearwood and Brooks have always had their hands full as they were busy raising a family, touring extensively for their shows, and pursuing various interests (like Trisha hosting a cooking show, "Trisha’s Southern Kitchen").
The journey together wasn’t always easy, but the couple has overcome all hurdles and is still madly in love with each other. And Brooks and Trisha are never shy when it comes to openly professing their deep love for one another.
When Trisha and Garth First Met
If you think sparks flew between these lovebirds at their very first meeting and the rest was history, you couldn’t be more off the mark! They were hardly an “item” when they first locked eyes in 1987 at songwriter Kent Blazy’s studio housed in an attic.
Back then, the two were only collaborating to record a demo together. Those days, Brooks was married to songwriter Sandy Mahl. Sandy and Garth married the year before he met Trisha while Yearwood was wedded to Chris Latham who was a music producer.
Confessions of a Loving Heart
Although both Garth and Trisha were loyal to their respective spouses, when Brooks appeared on "The Ellen Show" in 2013, Yearwood made him ponder and question his marriage to Sandy Mahl.
Brooks said, “You being married, it’s gotta be right,” and tried to explain his stand on his marriage to Sandy Mahl. He stressed, “You were married in front of God and your family and everything”. And that seemed to sum up his views for the time being.
Along the Way
For a long time, both Trisha and Brooks remained friends and led their own lives. In 1987, Trisha married Chris Latham but her marriage ended in divorce in 1991.
She met Robert Reynolds of "The Mavericks" and in 1994, decided to tie the knot for the second time. But this time too her marriage was on the rocks and the couple split in 1999. On Brooks's side, he didn’t split from Sandy Mahl before 2000.