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After being friends for nearly 20 years, in May 2005, Garth surprised Trisha with a marriage proposal at the "Legends in Bronze" event at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace—in front of 7,000 cheering fans.

"We are private people, and so, you know, of every scenario that I could have imagined that the proposal might happen, it did not include Buck Owens and 7,000 people," Trisha says. "I don't remember what I did. But I think I was just...I could not believe it—and I'm not easily surprised. But I have to say that in that moment everything disappeared. It became a very intimate moment." She said "yes"—and the crowd went wild.

How does it feel for Garth to be able to call Trisha his wife now? "It feels great," Garth says. "It's still new to say, 'This is my wife, Trisha Yearwood. This is my wife. Have I introduced you to my wife yet?' It's nice. It's neat to get to marry your best friend."
FROM: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on Marriage, Divorce and Love
Published on February 14, 2006