Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are the definition of happily ever after. The longtime friends wed on Dec. 10, 2005, and have barely spent a moment apart since. Yearwood spent three-and-a-half-years on the road with Brooks recently as part of his Garth Brooks World Tour where she served as a support act, and they admit that they simply like being around each other.

"We like to be together. We don't like to be apart," Yearwood admits in an interview with the Boot. The couple will celebrate thirteen years of marriage in December.

"We didn't get married to be apart, so we're gonna be together all the time," Brooks adds, agreeing with his wife. "Let's say she announces her tour supporting this new music. Well, I'll be with her in the cities where she's at, and I'll be where she's playing. Hopefully nothing's really gonna change for us."

The couple first met in 1987 during a demo recording session. Both struggling artists at the time, they were also both married -- Brooks to his college love Sandy Mahl and Yearwood to her first husband, musician Chris Latham. She'd later wed Robert Reynolds, a bass player for The Mavericks. They divorced in 1999 while Brooks and his wife divorced in 2001.

"It's strange because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife, but I'd been married for 13 months," Brooks said of his and Yearwood's first meeting in a 2013 interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. "We started seeing each other after the divorce and we came off tour. We'd known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people ... I gotta tell ya, I never knew it could be like this. I never knew that, every day, you could wake up and feel like this."

The couple remains steadfast in their relationship. Brooks frequently refers to Yearwood respectfully as Ms. Yearwood or lovingly as "The Queen." Click through the gallery above to see their budding romance over the years.