Superstar Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood have long been one of the most beloved couples in country music. The two country stars recently celebrated their 15th anniversary together and opened up about the secret to their successful relationship while acting as guest hosts on an episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show. They even gave specific marital advice to members of the audience (who were joining remotely over Zoom) in this fun sneak peek of the episode which aired on Friday, May 28.
After Brooks announced that they had celebrated their 15 year anniversary, Yearwood cheekily responded, "That's like 200 years in Hollywood, you know that right?"
The couple joked that it's lucky they live in Nashville instead of Hollywood so they didn't have to come up with a combined couple name like "Trarth." The first question right off the bat was asking for the best way to set the mood "in the bedroom." Both singers had an entertaining response to that one.
"I think for me, music is the big thing to set the mood," Brooks says. "And I don't know if you listen to country music, but one of the greatest female voices ever on the planet is this gorgeous blonde named Trisha Yearwood. That'll get you in the mood right there."
"You do need the right music, and there is this very sexy singer-songwriter guy who always gets me in the mood," Yearwood adds. "Maybe you've heard of him, his name is John Legend."
Yearwood noted that she obviously also loves listening to her husband Garth Brooks, but she clearly loves giving him a hard time even on national television. She went on to help an audience member whose significant other has an annoying habit of playing video games late into the night, comparing it to her husband's need to whistle all the time.
It seemed only natural that Brooks said the key to his 15-year marriage is treating it like a duet. How else would a country singer describe it?
"You gotta harmonize, you gotta make your partner feel like they're a star. And if not, you're gonna turn into a solo act pretty damn quick if you know what I mean."
Brooks then broke out into a little song inspired by his happy lasting marriage. We have to say...it's some solid advice.
"Never go to bed angry, it ain't worth the fight/If you're wise you will compromise, and hold each other tight/Better learn to say yes, dear, every day and night/Only one thing to remember, the wife is always right."
Well, ain't that the truth!