Garth Brooks Jokes His Bond With Wife Is a ‘Blessing and a Curse’

Garth Brooks remains to be blissfully in love with spouse Trisha Yearwood after 17 years of marriage — however his dependence on her is usually a downside at occasions.

“I used to be telling any person the opposite day, I really feel so helpless as a result of there’s nothing I can’t do with out her,” Brooks, 61, solely instructed Us Weekly whereas selling the launch of his and TuneIn’s latest station, Tailgate Radio. “There’s nothing I can’t do along with her and there’s nothing I can do with out her.”

The nation singer joked: “It’s a blessing and a curse that you just really feel so free and unbiased when she’s there and also you’re so dependent when she’s not there.” Brooks confessed, “I don’t suppose she feels this fashion in any respect, however I do know I do.”

Garth Brooks Jokes His Closeness With Trisha Is a Blessing and a Curse

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Brooks and Yearwood, 58, met within the ‘80s but it surely wasn’t till their respective splits from Sandy Mahl and Bobby Reynolds in 1999 that they received collectively. (Brooks formally divorced Mahl in 2001. The exes share daughters Taylor, 31, August Anna, 29, and Allie, 27.)

It’s been practically 20 years since Brooks and Yearwood tied the knot in December 2005 and Brooks instructed Us he nonetheless likes being round his spouse.

“It’s simply being collectively. That’s it,” he stated of the couple’s date nights. “Simply being in the identical room with a lady respiration the identical air. We don’t should be doing something collectively, however simply figuring out she’s there [is nice].”

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Brooks likes to gush about his companion, however he performed coy when requested what nicknames Yearwood has for him at dwelling. “[There’s] none that I may repeat,” he teased.

Brooks, nonetheless, wasn’t shy in regards to the latest girl in his life … NBC Sports activities’ Maria Taylor, who’s the host of Tailgate Radio. The most recent channel comes from Brooks’ SEVENS Radio Community and can be a part of the TuneIn household, specializing in getting soccer followers able to tailgate earlier than the large recreation in addition to give them songs to hearken to after the occasion is over.

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“Anyone and Maria Taylor is a match made in heaven. So that is a simple factor for me,” Brooks instructed Us of the brand new enterprise. “I do know it sounds actually corny, however this radio station can unite us. We could be at odds from the time the kickoff goes to the time the top whistle blows, however [at the end of the day] we’re all on the identical group. And I believe that’s what this station is selling.”

The Grammy winner additional defined: “Tailgate goes to be your radio station while you’re sitting out by the pool otherwise you received the children over for a soccer social gathering with all their different guys barbecues. It doesn’t should be simply recreation day. And the sport day so many occasions is in your individual fricking home.”


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Taylor, 36, agreed with the musician, telling Us in a joint interview, “Tailgate radio is a sense. It’s everybody coming collectively. It’s lastly being like, ‘Oh, we’re all off of labor. We will all rejoice this one group or hate one another as a result of we’re going for various groups.’”

She added: “It’s an concept that it brings individuals collectively and that’s what school soccer Saturdays are [about]. It’s like a household reunion each single Saturday, and now we get to share that vibe constantly. That’s what the radio model of it’s.”

Tailgate Radio will function a weekly Tailgate High 20 With Maria present, the Block Occasion section on Saturday nights and Tailgate Takeover, which begins with Brooks himself and can later have visitor celebrities and athletes on to set the “vibe” for every school soccer Saturday.

To hearken to Tailgate Radio, obtain the TuneIn App on iTunes or Google Play. Listeners may go to TuneIn for extra particulars.

With reporting by Mandie DeCamp