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Garth says that before he could marry Trisha, he felt he needed the blessings of his father, Trisha's parents, his three daughters and his ex-wife, Sandy. Getting the go-ahead from the parents was easy, but Garth wanted the same approval from his daughters as well as their mother.

Garth says he broached the subject with his girls while driving in their truck one day. Although Garth says he had a hard time finding the right words, his daughters' reaction put him at ease. "Taylor [Garth's oldest daughter] said, 'Dad, we love Trisha. If you're thinking about marrying her, we would be very happy,'" Garth says. "And I was like, 'Oh, thank God!' So it went great."

What did Sandy have to say about Garth's plans to marry Trisha? "She looked at me and said two things, which I'll never forget as long as I live," says Garth. "She said, 'It's about time.' ... Then she said, 'This is a good move for you.'"

With those four blessings, Garth says that he could move on with his marriage plans. "[I] felt like [I] could move forward and hopefully move forward with some kind of class." Garth and Trisha's small wedding was not what you'd expect from two country music giants.
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FROM: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on Marriage, Divorce and Love
Published on February 14, 2006

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