Who Is Carrie Underwood's Husband, Mike Fisher?

Canadian-American former professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher was born on June 5, 1980 in Peterborough, Ontario. According to Country Fancast, he grew up playing the sport and was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 1998. By 2010, he joined the Nashville Predators and was named the sixth captain of the team in 2016.

Story has it, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray and Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk accepted the offer for Fisher to play for the Nashville Predators so he could be in the same city as his wife, country singer Carrie Underwood. After one of Underwood's Oklahoma songbird's concerts in 2008, Fisher met the star for the first time backstage and quickly fell in love with the "All-American Girl." The following year in 2009, the pair got engaged and walked down the aisle in July 2010 at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.

As previously reported by the NHL, Fisher retired from his profession after 18 seasons with the league. Fisher and Underwood have since started a family of their own, but have had a few complications along the way. Keep reading to find out more.

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood have faced their share of hardships

Country superstar Carrie Underwood married husband Mike Fisher in Greensboro, Georgia in July 2010, per Us Weekly. He then went on to start a family with the "Before He Cheats" hitmaker. Five years after tying the knot, the couple welcomed their first son, Isaiah Michael Fisher, according to Closer Weekly. Four years later, the duo had another son, Jacob Bryan Fisher, in 2019.

In a touching 2018 interview with "CBS Sunday Morning," Underwood opened up about the pair having to deal with three miscarriages before giving birth to her second child. "2017 just wasn't how I imagined it. I kind of planned that 2017 was going to be the year that I work on new music, and I'd have a baby," the Grammy Award winner said, adding, "We got pregnant early 2017 and it didn't work out. Yeah, it happens. And that was the thing, in the beginning, it's like okay, God, we know that this just wasn't your timing and that is alright, we will bounce back and figure our way through it. And then we got pregnant in the spring and it didn't work out. Got pregnant again in early 2018, didn't work out. So at that point, it was kinda like okay, what's the deal?"

Fisher and Underwood have certainly tackled hardships together, but being married to one of the most famous country singers alive is a bit intimidating. Fisher, however, has had plenty of his own successes.

How much is Mike Fisher worth?

Now retired and spending time with his family, Mike Fisher had a fruitful professional hockey career. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Fisher has a fortune of roughly $30 million. He also runs the hunting lifestyle and apparel brand Catchin' Deers with his brother and a few friends — an unexpected venture that naturally formed at the perfect time, per Fox News.

Financial success came early for Fisher, but the drastic change presented conflicting emotions as he stepped into the spotlight. "At 19, I make it to the NHL, I'm making great salary ... I made it," he said in a 2014 conversation with I Am Second. "I made my childhood dream and everything was great on the exterior, but the interior, not good at all." The buzz surrounding signing his first contract was overwhelming for the young hockey player, who was also struggling with his faith. He put work into a new perspective of holding his relationship in faith to the highest standard over the wealth and fame that came with his position. Luckily, his future wife had similar beliefs.

Fisher's estimated $30 million is substantial, even if greatly overshadowed by the astounding figure Underwood is worth. As for investing in a cozy future, the couple built their dream home on a plot in Tennessee they purchased in 2011 at the price of $3 million — a joyous moment in an incredibly sweet love story. 

How did Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher meet?

The love connection between Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher started with the help of the singer's bassist, Mark Childers. He set them up on a classic blind date, but Underwood was hesitant considering the fact that Fisher lived in Canada at the time. "I mean, can I make dating more difficult?" she said on VH1's "Behind the Music" (via Country Now). "Let's get a hockey guy who lives in another country. Awesome," she joked.

Underwood shared a cheeky moment with Glamour (via Taste of Country) about her first date with the athlete. Out and about on New Years Eve in 2008, she was very much aware that Fisher wasn't keen on PDA, but the ball drop was too good of an opportunity to pass up. "I figured, I'll go in for it because he can't leave me hanging, right? So I made him kiss me in public." The following year, the two were engaged.

In the short series "Mike and Carrie: God & Country" for I Am Second, the couple shared how drastically different some of their beliefs are — Fisher being an avid hunter and Underwood being a longtime vegetarian who leans vegan. "That's the thing about marriage, too," Underwood said, "you don't have to be on the same page about everything."

Mike Fisher defended Aaron Rodgers

When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers became a popular talking point in COVID-19 vaccination debates, Carrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher decided to weigh in on the issue through Instagram. The former hockey player made a simple post that read, "I stand with Aaron Rodgers." In the caption, Fisher went into further detail for his support. "I believe in the freedom to choose what we put in our bodies and the freedom of conscience."

He pointed to the spreading rate of COVID, claiming it was "basically the same" regardless of vaccination status, and accused the NHL and NFL of "ignoring the science and choosing to coerce and punish unvaccinated players with these restrictions." As the pandemic greatly brought about a divide on discussions surrounding personal freedoms, Fisher closed his caption with this: "People losing their jobs over a medical choice is un-American and unacceptable. We need to stand up now before it's too late!!"

Folks on Twitter were quick to chime in. "He supports lying?" asked one person in reference to Rodgers' previous claim that he was "immunized" when asked of his vaccination status. Another wrote, "Sure, vaccinate or not. But don't expect the world to accommodate you." Fisher may have received criticism for his own take, but he has always been quite open about his personal beliefs.

Mike Fisher is dedicated to his faith

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are open books when it comes to their strong ties to religion and how it informs the lives they lead. In a 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple shared how much of a "huge role" faith plays and that their Christian backgrounds provided an "instant connection" when they first met.

Standing out amongst peers as a church-going kid, Fisher was underestimated when pursuing hockey — others assumed he wouldn't be as aggressive on the ice with his religious upbringing, per CBN. After proving his talent to himself and others through a successful career in professional hockey, Fisher hopes to inspire kids on their own journeys. He explained, "I want them to just stand up, be able to, you know, be proud of their faith, not be scared of it."

Fisher spoke openly about his faith in the "Mike and Carrie: God & Country" short series. When discussing their experience with miscarriages, he revealed a strong feeling that God was letting him know they would have another son named Jacob. The struggle with miscarriages continued, but the couple did eventually welcome baby Jacob in 2019. Fisher shared the importance of faith in those low moments, explaining, "That's when you learn and grow, and He changes you, He changes our marriage for the better. We were able to kinda work through our faith together like we'd never done before, for sure."