Country music superstar Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher couldn’t be more thrilled to be expecting their second child, but in a heartbreaking interview the singer revealed that expanding their family has been more difficult than anyone realized.
On CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, September 16, the 35-year-old revealed that she has suffered three miscarriages in the last two years. “I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby,” said Underwood. “We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out.”
She added that after the loss she turned to her faith, “And that was the thing, in the beginning, it was like, ‘Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn’t Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it.’”
After suffering her second miscarriage in 2017 and another in 2018, Underwood began to be less understanding, she said, “at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?’”
“I had always been afraid to be angry,” Underwood explained of her reaction to the heartbreak on CBS. “Because we are so blessed. And my son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing. And he’s the best thing in the world. And I’m like, ‘If we can never have any other kids, that’s okay, because he’s amazing.’ And I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can’t. I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No.”
Underwood then explained that she “got mad” after thinking she was suffering another miscarriage, and when cuddling her 3-year-old son Isaiah she thought, “Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid.”
“And for the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt,” she added. “That was like a Saturday — and the Monday I went to the doctor to, like, confirm, another miscarriage. And they told me everything was great!”
She said, “He heard me.”
Of course 2017 was also difficult for Underwood after she suffered a serious fall outside of her Nashville home during which she ended up breaking her wrist and needing more than 40 stitches in her face.
“It was … a very soul-searching year for me,” Underwood recalled to Redbook. “There were some personal things that happened. And I had the accident and all of that to get through … and just life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I might have had a few more downs than ups last year.”
Underwood announced her second pregnancy on August 8, 2018 in a big announcement that also included news on her upcoming The Cry Pretty Tour 360!