Singer Carrie Underwood covers the February 2013 issue of Allure magazine. In the interview, Carrie talks about gay marriage, her marriage to an athlete (NHL player Mike Fisher) and balancing career and family.
On Supporting Gay Marriage: "Iím in favor of acceptance. And I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, itís not my place to judge. I donít have that power. I donít want that power. Itís my place to love and to show Godís love to other people, even if they donít live a life like I live. So thatís where Iím coming from."
On Being Married to an Athlete: "We've seen a lot of celebrities, professional athletes, not exactly always being on their best behavior away from girlfriends, wives, families," she says. But she's not concerned about Fisher. "People would say, 'Do you ever worry thatóyou knowóhe's an athlete, he's young, he's good-looking?' And I've never had to worry about him," she continues, "because I've never trusted anybody so completely. Or I didn't know the true meaning of trust. He just...he just wouldn't do that."
On Balancing Career and Family: "My mom had a job, and she also took care of us, and she also took care of Dad-I always saw her pulling triple duty, doing more than I ever felt like she needed to. I made a promise to myself that it would be more of a team effort in my family someday. And because of that, I became more independent. But it was tough figuring out what kind of guy would work with what I did."
Carrie's Allure cover shoot was photographed by Alexi Lubomirski at the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City. You can see photographs from the cover shoot here. Here is a behind-the-scenes video: