Carrie Underwood catches heat for comment about fertility

Carrie Underwood isn’t known for being controversial. But the country singer angered some parents when she said that at age 35, she and husband Mike Fisher won’t be able to give their son, Isaiah, 3, many biological siblings.

“I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family,” the American Idol alum told Redbook’sSeptember issue. “We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older.”

The comments came rolling in on Facebook. “I’m 38 and just had a baby . . . she’s being ridiculous,” wrote one woman. Added another: “You do know that everyone’s body is different, right?”

A third fan revealed her 20-year-old sister is struggling to conceive, while her mother-in-law became pregnant at 41 with no difficulty. 

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DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2018 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist Carrie Underwood was honored with the 2018 RDMA 'Hero' Award in recognition of her generosity, humanitarian efforts and dedication to supporting a myriad of charities. The award was presented to her by former 'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson. The '2018 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Saturday, June 23 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel, as well as multiple Disney-branded platforms including Radio Disney, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app and Disney.com/RDMA. (Image Group LA/Disney Channel) CARRIE UNDERWOOD
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 8, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Carrie Underwood attends onstage at the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NAPA, CA - MAY 16: Carrie Underwood performs at the Jam Cellars Ballroom during Live In The Vineyard Goes Country on May 16, 2018 in Napa, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Carrie Underwood celebrates the new CALIA By Carrie Underwood Mother's Day campaign at (R)evolve on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) American Idol Season 7 Winner David Cook as 'Charlie Price' and American Idol Season 4 Winner Carrie Underwood pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theatre on May 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 29: Country artist and wife of Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators Carrie Underwood sings the National Anthem prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round against the Winnipeg Jets during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 19: Singer Carrie Underwood visits 'The Highway' at SiriusXM Nashville Studios at Bridgestone Arena on April 19, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 19: Singer Carrie Underwood and host Storme Warren visit 'The Highway' at SiriusXM Nashville Studios at Bridgestone Arena on April 19, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Carrie Underwood performs during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Carrie Underwood, winner of the award for Vocal Event for 'The Fighter' (with Keith Urban), attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
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Meanwhile, back in April 2017, Underwood joked that Isaiah enjoys having his parents all to himself. “If a dog climbs up on my lap, I feel like he gets a little jealous!” she quipped to Entertainment Tonight at the time.

Underwood and Fisher, 38, were introduced by her bass player Mark Childers at one of her concerts in 2008. During a Behind the Music special in 2012, the former ice hockey player gushed of meeting his future wife, “First time I saw her, she was more beautiful person than on TV.” A smitten Underwood texted Childers: “Hot, hot, hot.” The couple became engaged in 2009 and tied the knot in Greensboro, Georgia, in July 2010.

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