Trisha Yearwood lost her dear mother, Gwen, in 2011 to breast cancer. To honor her mom’s memory, Yearwood is using her personal story to bring awareness to women nationwide. The family matriarch was extremely close to her two daughters, Trisha and Beth. Both women helped Trisha pen two popular cookbooks, “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes From My Family to Yours” and “Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share With Family and Friends.”
Prior to Christmas, Extra spoke to Trisha Yearwood in Nashville about how she planned to remember her mom during the holiday season. In true down-to-earth style, Yearwood explains her decision to host an all-female dinner party at her home, “Most people know that my mom battled breast cancer. It’s a cause near and dear to my heart, so we’re having ’em over and were just gonna sit down at my table and have a meal together.”
In the video clip, a large group of women also impacted by cancer are gathered around Yearwood’s own table. The singer fought back tears as she welcomed her guests, “Everybody at this table has been touched, whether it’s me and my sister whose lost our mom…You either love somebody who’s been through it or you’re going through it yourself. We’re all in it together.”
Trisha also revealed the secret to bonding with husband Garth Brooks while juggling busy careers and a heavy tour schedule, “People say it’s quality time. It’s quantity, too. Being together all the time, we’re best friends and we laugh a lot.”
We learned a few important things about life from Trisha’s interview: 1) Always make time for those you love and appreciate. 2) Open your heart to others facing difficult trials. 3) Garth Brooks loves a good casserole.