Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood reveal secret to making marriage last: ‘Treat it like a duet’

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been married for over 15 years — and now, they’re sharing their secret to a happy longterm relationship.

While guest hosting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday, the country music power couple took fan questions on love, with one audience member inquiring: “What is the key to a long-lasting marriage?”

Brooks stepped up to offer advice with a musical analogy.

“I think you gotta treat it like a duet,” Brooks said. “You gotta harmonize. You gotta make your partner feel like they’re a star. And, if not, you’re gonna turn into a solo act pretty damn quick, if you know what I mean. We’re talking about lone fiddler, bass solo.”

Yearwood agreed and offered her own creative advice to another audience member, who complained her boyfriend’s loud video games keep her up at night.

“Every significant other has at least one annoying habit, even if you are in the perfect relationship, and you have to find a creative way to deal with it,” Yearwood said, adding that Brooks has a whistling habit that “drives me crazy.”

“He actually told me to stop telling him not to whistle because it takes away his joy,” she added. “But, after about three or four hours of whistling the same song over and over again, I do this thing where I change the tune. So I’ll start singing something else to get him off track.”

Trisha Yearwood ‘under the greatest care’ after contracting COVID-19, Garth Brooks reveals

In February, Brooks released a statement revealing Yearwood was “under the greatest care” at home after contracting COVID-19. He said at the time that he tested negative for the disease. Both Brooks and Yearwood have since shared they’ve been vaccinated.

Near the beginning of the pandemic, Yearwood and Brooks attempted to keep fans entertained with a virtual concert on Facebook Live. Fans were so eager to tune in that the overloaded site crashed repeatedly.

Throughout the performance, the stuck-at-home-casual husband-and-wife team performed an emotional, soulful “Inside Studio G” concert for fans watching from their own homes.

“We’re all in this together,” Brooks said after tearfully watching Yearwood sing a resonant “Amazing Grace” during the broadcast.

‘We’re all in this together’: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood home concert crashes Facebook Live

Contributing: Bryan Alexander; Dave Paulson, Nashville Tennessean

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