"I've got to tell you, if you like her and don't know her, you'll love her," Brooks enthused about Yearwood. "If you love her and don't know her, you'll worship her. She's the real deal."
"I never knew it could be like this," he noted of his marriage. "I never knew that every day you could wake up and feel like this. I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this."
Brooks told DeGeneres he was so smitten by Yearwood that he even recognized the spark at their first meeting in 1987 — when he was barely into his second year of marriage to first wife Sandy Mahl. "I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife," he told the talk-show host. "ButRead More »from Garth Brooks Gives Thanks for Trisha Yearwood: “I Never Knew It Could Be Like This”