As a professional hockey player, Mike Fisher is going to let negative rumors about his marriage just skate by unremarked upon.
Words can have power and Fisher wants to make sure the public is not being played by this chatter.
Having exhausted our knowledge of hockey-related terms, we'll now get to the issue at hand:
Last week, a report emerged online that claimed Fisher and Carrie Underwood were headed for a divorce.
This wasn't the first time we had heard that the stars may be splitting, either.
In this case, however, a source told In Touch Weekly that hectic schedules for the athlete and the singer were making it difficult to connect.
They share a son together, but they rarely share the same bed.
"Just by the very nature of their jobs, Carrie is gone on long concert tours and Mike was away playing for the team a lot," wrote this tabloid, adding that Fisher's decision to return to hockey is creating a lot of tension.
Says this anonymous insider:
"If Carrie and Mike continue to grow apart, it will surely end in divorce for them. And that would be heartbreaking."
We totes agree! They seem SO happy together!
Thankfully, Fisher is here to assure us that he and the former American Idol champion plan to remain happy... together.
On Sunday, he shared a verse from from Psalm 139:23-24 on Instagram that read as follows:
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Followers interpreted this as confirmation that his relationship was in trouble, prompting Fisher to issue a follow-up on Wednesday.
In response to a fan who said she was praying for the couple, Fisher wrote:
"We’ve never been better. Thanks."
That was a close one, folks.
According to Us Weekly, things are going so well for Underwood and Fisher that they are hoping to expand their family in the near future.
“Everyone around her knows she wants a big family, and they’re always trying for another baby,” a friend of the Grammy winner tells this publication.
Fisher, though, is planning a return to the Carolina Panthers following a five-month retirement, so the timing isn't ideal.
For her part, Underwood is still recovering from a horrific fall she suffered last November.
Both clearly have a lot going on in their lives.
Both those lives still include each other and, based on these most recent quotes, always will.
Concludes Us Weekly:
“Carrie and Mike have a great life and a very strong marriage - one that their friends envy.
"They are completely committed to each other and in it for the long run.”
Hooray! That's more exciting than something very exciting that sometimes happens in the sport of hockey!