Country superstar Carrie Underwood is engaged to professional hockey player Mike Fisher.
Underwood's publicist confirmed the engagement with us this morning, adding that "the couple couldn’t be happier."
Fisher popped the question in Ottawa yesterday — reportedly in the company of his close family and friends — though no details about the proposal have officially been shared.
The Ottawa Citizen caught Fisher on the ice ahead of a hockey game in Ottawa today, where he confirmed the engagement:
"It's true," Fisher said. "We're both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure."
A date has not been set for the wedding. Fisher and Underwood began dating in 2008.
Asked by The Associated Press last month what Underwood's family thought of Fisher, the 26-year-old singer said they were supportive.
"They love me and I would hope my parents would think we raised a good, smart girl, so she's going to do the right thing no matter what it is," she said.
Days before the CMA Awards in early November, Underwood did not know whether she would be spending the holidays with Fisher.
"Christmas, I don't know. We haven't really thought that far ahead. We kind of take it one week at a time," she said then.
Underwood has kept her relationship largely under wraps, but she gave Fisher a very public shout-out in the liner notes of her current album, "Play On," that was released Nov. 3. She wrote, "Thank you (No.) 12 (referring to his jersey number.) You are the most amazing addition to my life! You are such a wonderful person and have had such an amazing hand in the building of this album and in the growth of me as a person. I love you so much! You make my life better in every way!"