OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood’s Only Complaint About Marriage: Massive Jeans

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Oh, Carrie Underwood. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a totally normal wife who can make totally normal complaints about her husband. And more importantly, thank you for not being a superficial newlywed who acts like there’s nothing but nonstop romance in your house. Underwood was on Thursday’s (April 7) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and showed an honesty I’ve never seen before . She wasn’t man-bashing, per se. Just describing some little everyday annoyances she noticed when new husband Mike Fisher actually moved into her Nashville house. “He came, and he brought all of his crap with him,” she said. “He’s not a hoarder, but he’s close, maybe. He was like, ’Babe, I need more room in the closet,’ and my heart just sank.” she said. She told him, “You online shop, you go shopping. … If you bring stuff in, stuff needs to go out.” And Underwood knows she’s not perfect, either, and she’s trying to compromise. “He would say I’m too controlling and I nag at him,” told DeGeneres. “I understand. I gave him space in my closet. It’s probably close to equal. Man clothes just take up more space than woman clothes. So his jeans are, like, massive.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.