Marriage History With Trisha Yearwood, Explained

Garth Brooks is a divorced man. He has been for many years.

With a new reality show hitting Amazon Prime about Garth’s move from country music to Nashville restauranteur, fans are about to learn more about the global icon than ever before.

Friends In Low Places will follow the country star’s journey opening a bar on Nashville’s famous Lower Broadway. The bar’s aptly named Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, after his iconic 1990 hit song.

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and the cast of “Friends In Low Places” (Amazon Prime )

But the show isn’t just about the bar; it’s also about the most important relationship in his life: his marriage to Trisha Yearwood.

Let’s check in with the country power couple to get the latest.

Are Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Still Together?

Everyone take a deep breath: Garth and Trisha are indeed still together and happily so.

Garth and Trisha made their first public appearance as a couple at the 33rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Induction in New York City in 2002 after years of being friends.

Three years later, the pair were married and have been dutifully by each other’s side every day since.

Garth and Trisha performing together in 2022. ((Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy))

Garth has been very open about the love he has for his family. Just ahead of his 18th wedding anniversary, he gushed about his wife and his kids during an appearnce on The Kelly Clarkson Show in November 2023.

“When it comes to the future, I think what you’re just grateful for is just one more day, right? Of getting to do this,” the country icon said.

“So, I think that’s it. What I’d love to say is, the day I take my last breath on this planet, I’d love for my three girls to be around me and I’d love for the queen to be around me.”

A few weeks later, he showed Trisha just how much she meant to him on their actual anniversary date with a special gift.

“When your husband sends you flowers and you send him flowers and the card says exactly the same thing! #happy18 #love #morethanever,” Trisha captioned her Instagram post.

Ahead of the show debut, it was confirmed that Trisha was a vital part of the success of Garth’s bar, since she developed the menu!

Singer/Songwriter Allie Colleen Brooks, daughter of Garth Brooks and first wife Sandy Brooks poses with her stepmom Trisha Yearwood and dad after making her Grand Ole Opry debut. ((Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images))

“We started down this road fueled by passion, dedication and a shared vision,” said Trisha said.

“I’m really proud of the team that has built the Friends Bar and Honky Tonk. We are excited to share the culmination of everyone’s efforts. It’s even bigger than we dreamed.”

Garth Brooks Divorced: His Marriage Before Trisha

Garth and Trisha first met in the late 80’s when they started working together on a demo together. At the time, they were both married to other people.

Garth was married for 15 years to songwriter Sandy Mahl before they split. They had three children together and seemed perfectly happy to everyone on the outside of their marriage.

But when it came right down to it, Garth divorced the first Mrs. Brooks citing irreconcilable differences.

Now, before you start thinking Trisha had anything to do with it, think again. Sandy has been clear that her former husband’s explosive career was the issue.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood arrive for the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in 2023. ((Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images))

“People constantly wanting your attention and yanking and pulling on him,” she explained in the documentary Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On. 

“He’d be gone eight to 10 weeks at a time. He’d come home, and there would be number-one parties, or shows, or CMAs, or ACMs, American Music Awards, so it was constantly going. But we both grew apart really, really quickly.

As for Trisha, she was married to two others before she found her forever love with Garth: her first husband, Christopher Latham, from 1987 to 1991, and to her second husband, Robert Reynolds, from 1994 to 1999. 

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