Trisha Yearwood may not have her own children, but she is a “bonus mom” to Garth Brooks’ kids

Trisha Yearwood, the beloved country music singer, may not have children of her own, but as the “bonus mom” to Garth Brooks’ three daughters, she has found fulfillment in her role. Married since 2005, Garth Brooks and Yearwood met in 1987 while recording a demo.

In the documentary “The Road I’m On,” Brooks praises his first wife, Sandy Mahl, and their daughters, acknowledging Mahl’s phenomenal role in raising the children. Despite their divorce in 2001, Mahl has been supportive, even expressing approval of Brooks’ marriage to Yearwood for the benefit of the children.

Yearwood, who prefers the term “bonus mom” to “stepmom,” embraced her caretaker role, acknowledging the adjustment it required. Brooks advised her not to force relationships but let them evolve naturally. Their relationship with the daughters has been smooth, with Taylor, the eldest, joking that Yearwood’s presence improved their father’s cooking.

Yearwood, who embarked on her first diet at 15, has also faced challenges with weight loss. After years of yo-yo dieting, she made a significant transformation in 2012, shedding 30 pounds through a low-fat, low-sugar diet and regular Rumba classes. Her journey culminated in a stunning appearance at the 2013 ACM Awards.

Despite being successful country stars, Brooks and Yearwood navigate challenges in their marriage, especially during the COVID-19 quarantine. Yearwood emphasizes open communication as the key to overcoming issues and ensuring a successful future together.