Mike Fisher's Parents "Excited" He's Marrying Carrie Underwood

Celebrity News Dec. 23, 2009 AT 2:55PM
Mike Fisher's Parents "Excited" He's Marrying Carrie Underwood Mike Fisher's Parents "Excited" He's Marrying Carrie Underwood Credit: Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage.com; NHLI via Getty Images; AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick

Carrie Underwood has gotten the seal of approval from her future in-laws.

Jim Fisher, father to Mike Fisher, told Canadian paper the Peterborough Examiner that he's "very happy" about his son's just-announced engagement to the country singer.

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"Both Karen and I were quite excited," the proud papa says on behalf of himself and the hockey player's mother, Karen. "We're very happy for them."

A rep for Underwood, 26, confirmed her engagement to Fisher, 29, to UsMagazine.com on Monday. The Ottawa Senators player popped the question on Sunday. The super-private couple began dating in autumn of last year.

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"We've gotten to know [Underwood] quite well over the last year and she's a great girl," Jim Fisher said. "We just think they make a great couple."

When pressed for details on the wedding planning (reports suggest a summer 2010 bash), the elder Fisher demurred, "They're staying pretty private... They haven't gone into a lot of detail...I can't comment on that... He didn't so I'm not."

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One thing that speaks louder than words? Underwood's rock! The singer flashed her brand-new bling in the stands at her fiance's (losing) game against the Boston Bruins in Ottawa Monday night.

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The flawless yellow diamond engagement ring was designed by Johnathon Arndt of Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels, a celeb-friendly "invitation only" jeweler. "This ring is a symbol of love from Mike Fisher to Carrie Underwood," the designer said in a statement.

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