Since her accident in November that left her with a broken wrist and in need of upwards to 50 facial stitches, country superstar Carrie Underwood has rarely done any interviews. After her big comeback at the ACM Awards in April, she did a couple radio interviews, one with Bobby Bones and another on SiriusXM The Highway.
Besides those interviews, she hadn’t done a sit down interview – until recently. For the September issue of Redbook, the “Cry Pretty” singer sat down with the magazine to talk about anything and everything, including expanding her family.
Already parents to three-year-old Isaiah, Underwood and her husband of eight years, former NHL star Mike Fisher, have often been asked the question on when they will be giving their son a sibling.
Until now, Underwood’s answer to this question has always been a religious one. Having more children would be “in God’s good timing,” she’d usually say, or at least she did in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2017.
Carrie Underwood reveals whether she's ready to have more kids!
Posted by Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
In her Redbook interview, Underwood was asked if she and Fisher were planning on having a big family.
“I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family,” she said. “We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older. In the meantime, we’re lucky to be a part of organizations that help kids, because our focus right now in our lives is helping as many kids as possible.”
After the interview was released, many people found her answer quite offensive.
According to Us Weekly, comments on social media were flooding in with angry responses to this quote.
“I’m 38 and just had a baby . . . she’s being ridiculous,” one woman wrote, while another revealed her 20-year-old sister was struggling to get pregnant, yet her mother-in-law had a baby at 41 years old with no problems.
Check out a few more reactions to Underwood’s response.
#accessHollywood Exactly how did Carrie Underwood miss her chance to have more kids? She’s 35 and has more $$ than she’ll ever need!
— paul cammarota (@pfcproduces) August 2, 2018
@carrieunderwood You need to know your window for having children is not closed. The only thing stopping you is your decision to or not to. You can still have healthy children. 35 is not old, 35 is not too late, 35 is fine. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Skye33 (@Skye33O) August 2, 2018
Carrie Underwood angers fans with comments about fertility https://t.co/L3aarFIIAX via @YahooNews That is very hurtful,but that is how she is I guess. I spent yrs and a lot of money trying for a child with no luck. Adoption was my way,I love my child more than life.She’s mean 😢
— bets miller (@betsbomarina) August 6, 2018
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