Garth Brooks Admits He Was a “Horrible” Father and Husband: “I had to gather my s**t.”

Garth Brooks is opening up about his marriage and confessed he wasn’t the best husband.

During a recent interview, the country star reflected on his relationship with his family and said he knew he had to make some changes.

“I sucked at being a husband, I was horrible at it. I was horrible at being a dad. I had to get my s–t together,” Brooks told Billboard.

While being in the spotlight for years, the 61-year-old admitted he wasn’t making positive headlines early on in his career, saying he would’ve had a tough time being in the public eye if social media had existed back then.

“I was on the front page of the USA Today for being a bad husband and man,” Brooks recalled. “I’d have never survived that if there had been social media, ever.”

After being married for nearly two decades to Trisha Yearwood, 58, the singer-songwriter shared the secret to their lasting relationship.

“… I will tell you this, the person you’re with [does make] a huge difference in your life,” he remarked.

The country music superstars have been married since 2005, and Yearwood is a “bonus mom” to Brooks’ three children, Taylor, August and Allie, from his marriage to Sandy Mahl.

Yearwood revealed that Brooks was “flirting pretty hard” with her over text before they walked the red carpet at the ACM Awards in May.

The “She’s in Love With the Boy” songstress added their relationship is “always a first date, you know? It just really is.”

Brooks praised his wife when asked why he thinks their relationship has lasted so long. “Come on, you can see why I’m in love with her,” he told E! News at the time.

Yearwood and Brooks have been married since 2005, and Yearwood is a “bonus mom” to Brooks’ three children from a previous marriage. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia)


As music and media evolve over the years, Brooks told Billboard that he won’t stop listening to a country artist just because of cancel culture.

“Just because … all the sudden The Chicks were cancelled, don’t make the mistake of thinking their music wasn’t any good. Their music was fantastic,” he explained.

“My thing is, I want to hear the new stuff from Luke Combs followed by the new song from The Chicks, followed by Lainey Wilson.”

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