Something Great Just Happened to Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher — Here’s Why They’re Celebrating

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are one of those couples that almost nobody can dislike. They keep to themselves and aren’t flashy about their lives or their marriage, yet they seem to have an unbelievably strong relationship. And now, the two are celebrating this week, because something great just happened to Fisher.

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Underwood and Fisher met when Fisher was still living in Canada

If anyone knows how to do long distance, it’s Underwood and Fisher. When the two were first introduced back in 2008, Underwood was living in Nashville for her music career, and Fisher was playing hockey for the Ottawa Senators in his native country of Canada. But they hit it off, so they were willing to tackle the long distance relationship. The couple got married in 2010, but Fisher was still in the middle of his hockey career and spending most of his time in Canada while Underwood was thousands of miles away in the United States.

Fisher was traded to the Nashville Predators to be closer to his family — and he’s been the U.S. ever since

Eventually, Fisher and Underwood got exactly what they wanted. The Senators agreed to trade Fisher to the Nashville Predators; some thought it was in part because it would bring him closer to his wife. Fisher and Underwood had wanted to start a family, but it would be difficult with him living so far away for such a large part of the year. He was welcomed in Nashville, and the two had their first son together in 2015. Although Fisher is now retired, the family has planted roots in Tennessee and will likely be there for the majority of their lives.

This week, Underwood and Fisher are celebrating because Fisher is finally a U.S. citizen

Although Fisher had been living in Tennessee for a few years, he wasn’t an official U.S. citizen — that is, until today. The process of citizenship can take several years; it depends on a few factors. But Fisher was willing to take the time to become a legal citizen, and today, he and Underwood are celebrating — his citizenship became official this week. Fisher posted a story to his Instagram of him wearing a suit and holding up an American flag. “Big day I’m officially American,” the story read, with an American flag emoji next to it.

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Fisher is retired, and the two just moved to a 400-acre farm to raise their family of four   

Now that Fisher and Underwood have all of the legal things taken care of, they can finally relax and enjoy life with their two boys. The couple welcomed a second son, Jacob Bryan Fisher, back in January. They also recently moved into a brand new home on a reported 400 acres of land in Tennessee and put their other house on the market. Underwood and Fisher had trouble getting pregnant, but everything worked itself out. Now, they have a new baby, a new house, and a new American citizen all in a few months, and they appear to be enjoying every minute of life together.

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