"He's like, 'Babe, I need more space in the closet,' and my heart just sinks," the singer says

By Tim Nudd
April 07, 2011 11:55 AM
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She knew he was the love of her life. What she didn’t know is he’s a serious pack rat.

Having not lived together before, Carrie Underwood was in for a bit of a surprise when her hockey-player husband Mike Fisher got traded to Nashville this winter and finally moved in with her.

“He brought all of his crap with him,” the country star, 28, says in an interview Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Our house became he’s not a hoarder, but he’s close, maybe.”

Underwood had been to Fisher’s house in Canada, but his stockpiling tendencies weren’t so evident there. “He had it in all the guests bedrooms, and he had it boxed up and stuff,” she says. “He’s like, ‘Babe, I need more space in the closet,’ and my heart just sinks.”

What does he hoard, exactly? “He’ll keep like shirts and stuff … He’s going to kill me,” she says. “If you bring stuff in, stuff needs to go out. Do we need this shirt? It has a giant stain on the sleeve. Are we going to wear this again? No? Then do something with it. It’s still hanging up there.”

But at least he’s neat about it, right? “No, oh no, no, no,” Underwood says. “It’s everywhere.”

But don’t worry. Carrie is still happy in her newlywed life with Fisher, 30. “It’s great,” she says. “It comes with its own wonderfulness and challenges.”