The singer's hockey-player husband has been traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators, according to CBC News. With Fisher living in Ottawa and Underwood based in Nashville, the good news is that the couple will no longer have to travel to see each other.
"We will both truly miss Ottawa," Underwood said in a statement Thursday. "Mike has been such a big part of the community, and I will never forget how they welcomed me with open arms. We obviously love Nashville, and the teams' decision for him to now play with the Predators is an exciting opportunity for Mike. I support him wherever he plays!"
Fisher himself has mixed feelings about the change. "It's hard, it's a bit of a shock [and it ] still hasn't sunk in yet," he said in a video interview on the NHL Web site. "The hardest part is the goodbyes to people. That's tough. I'm excited about Nashville, about the Predators. If a trade was going to happen and there was a place I had to go, it would be Nashville. I'm excited about being a part of that team, they're a very good team."
Added Fisher, "I'm sure my wife won't be disappointed ... I think it will be a great place for me and the family."
Time ApartDue to Underwood's concert tour and Fisher's hockey schedule, the pair haven't been able to spend long periods of time together very often since their wedding last summer.
But Underwood seemed to be settling into her husband's native Canada very nicely. In fact, the newlyweds had been putting the finishing touches on their new home in Ottawa.
"There's definitely some more to be finished, but it is by far very livable," Underwood recently told Tampa radio station WQYK. "I'm trying to figure out where everything should go, and it's amazing, because my husband has more clothes and shoes than I do!"
Luckily, the couple don't have to worry about house hunting in Nashville since Underwood has a home in the exclusive gated community of Governor's Club in Williamson County. Although it sounds like the singer may need to invest in bigger closets.
Another bright spot in the trade is that it looks like the newlyweds will get to spend Valentine's Day together in Nashville since the Predators have home games over the weekend and next week.
With reporting by KAY WEST