Carrie Underwood Redbook: Singer talks trust, overeating, marriage equality


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Carrie Underwood Redbook: Singer talks trust, overeating, marriage equality

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Nov 7, 2013

Carrie Underwood and hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher, are used to spending stretches of time apart, but she's not worried about being able to trust him.

"If he goes to a bar with his friends, a tabloid is going to report about it," the country superstar tells Redbook magazine. "Same goes for me. Trust is what it is. Either you trust someone or you don’t. And I’ve never trusted anyone more than I trust Mike."

Carrie also opens up about why she keeps a food journal. She says it's her best defense against putting on pounds, which she did during her time on "American Idol." "We were locked in a room all day with a craft service table. I was bored, so I was just eating. I was never overweight, but I feel better with myself now."

Other things we learn about the 30-year-old Carrie in the Redbook story: She has to do her own laundry because "I do not like people touching my underwear. That's just weird! I travel with a washer and dryer and I like cooking on the bus too."

She also revisits the topic of marriage equality, for which she voiced her support in 2012, in spite of any backlash it may have caused for her. "Someone asked me a question and I tried to give an honest answer. If someone won’t like me because of that, then maybe they were looking for a reason not to like me."

The December issue of Redbook will be on newsstands Nov. 12. Next up for Carrie is the starring role in NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music" Dec. 5.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.