You know it’s a crazy world we live in when Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher is considered someone’s “house husband.”
Apparently, in showbiz currency, if one half of the celebrity couple is the higher earner and more famous of the two, the other half gets relegated to secondary status – as though they are somehow non-people. Unfair, but then again, we’re not dealing with the real world here.
When that more successful half also happens to be the female sector of said celebrity duo, then you’re asking for a whole heap of sexist trash talk. And it’s exactly this sort of trash talk that has Carrie Underwood hopping mad. So mad, she may even write a country song about it. (Just not with Taylor Swift).
“The 29-year-old Grammy Award winning singer points out that life was tough enough for her husband after he was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators, but that it made matters worse when the press started identifying him as ‘Carrie Underwood’s husband or Mr. Underwood or whatever,’” she says in next month’s issue of Allure (via Radar Online).
“It made me feel awful,” she admits. “Somebody works real hard to make a name for themselves, a respectable name, and then it’s Mr. Underwood…”
Hey – there are worse things than being identified as the lucky spouse of a beautiful, talented, successful singer. But in that ultra macho world of professional sports, this sort of chirping is what you can expect. Although from the outside it can feel as devastating and earth-shattering as someone taking Rihanna‘s Instagram account away, for instance.
So Underwood’s pain is understandable. Let’s just hope Fisher doesn’t get it even worse next time because his wife came to his defense.