The casual meet-and-greet proved worthwhile-their physical chemistry was off the charts." data-reactid="17"winner's bassist, Mark Childers, wanted to introduce her to his friend, National Hockey League star Mike Fisher.The casual meet-and-greet proved worthwhile-their physical chemistry was off the charts."Hot, hot, hot," Underwood, 25 at the time, texted Childers after meeting Fisher, 28" data-reactid="19"It would be three months before they spoke in person again.During an interview with his hockey organization, Fisher addressed their (mostly) long-distance relationship, saying, "Obviously it's tough with our schedules to see each other ...
Fisher even gushed about it to the media the next day, telling the The pair had kept a low profile up until then, but in January 2010, they made their first public appearance together at a fundraising casino event in Gatineau, Canada.
The night was a soft opening for Fisher, who would accompany his fiancée on the red carpet at several ceremonies in the coming months, including to the 2010 CMT Awards, where they shared a sexy victory kiss as Underwood got up to accept the award for Video of the Year.
Because of each of their busy schedules, they ended up speaking on the phone for almost three months before they even could meet again properly.
Underwood said of their date, "That was good for us.
Then our first real date was on New Year's Eve, and our first kiss was when the ball dropped." Umm, talk about epic and after that, it didn't take too long after for the two to get engaged at the end of 2009.