Carrie Underwood has gotten to know Brad Paisley pretty well over the years. As she prepares to co-host the CMA Awards alongside him for the fifth year running, she’s learned with Brad, what you see is what you get. He’s also taught her a thing or two about how to balance work with her personal life.
“He’s not a different person in front of the camera and a whole different person away from the cameras,” Carrie told the Washington Post. “He is the way you think he is. It’s really great to see how somebody has balanced family life and doing this, you know, being in our crazy world. Because a few years ago I was wondering how on Earth anybody could make that work. And seeing him and (wife) Kimberly (Williams-Paisley) — she’s super busy, too — being able to juggle that is very encouraging.”
While Carrie finds reassurance in Brad and Kimberly’s relationship, she’s not ready to start a family of her own just yet. She and husband Mike Fisher, who plays hockey for the Nashville Predators, are in the prime of their careers. Children are in their plan “eventually.”
“It’s so funny, I still think of myself I guess being much younger than I actually am,” Carrie said. “I’m like, ‘I’m too young to have kids,’ when I’m 29 years old so I’m really not. My mom had a couple in her early 20s and a lot of people do. I don’t know, I guess it’s a sign of my immaturity in that area. I’ve only been married two years. I really want to enjoy that and really figure that out a little better before we start throwing so much responsibility into that.”
Catch Brad and Carrie hosting the 46th Annual CMA Awards live from Nashville tonight at 8p|7c on ABC. Both will also perform during the show.