But what else is behind those blue eyes? They just cast you in Footloose. But do you actually dance? They have the best music, so a lot of us will go down there and just kind of let go. Just kind of getting a limber physique. You were raised in Texas? I was born in Lubbock—Buddy Holly was from there—and grew up in Dallas. Were you into sports? Growing up I played a lot of football.
But have you seen these kids in Texas who play football?! I gave it up to play golf. Did you ever have an awkward phase? It was when I had braces in sixth or seventh grade. And then at one point in high school I had blonde tips in my hair.
That was my absolute low point. Were you popular with girls? I was a little shy and would overanalyze stuff. What kind of car did you drive? A black Chevy Tahoe truck. My dad gave it to me when I was 16, and so much happened in it. Did he teach you to take care of your skin?
I owe everything to my mom and dad. Spicy mustard and ketchup. So who has the best swimsuit body: I always make fun of them. Have you ever plucked your eyebrows? What do you look for in a girlfriend? I like a girl that keeps me on my toes. Do you go for older or younger women?
If it works, it works. Probably my high school girlfriend. Do you still talk? What do you like to do on a date? All you need is a pool table, beer, an electric jukebox and good conversation. The day a girl beats me in a game of Beirut [a kind of beer pong] is a good sign!
We lived together for about two years and were like brothers. I had to tell the kid how to work a laundry machine! Tell us about your new bachelor pad. Are you happy being single? But I just look at it as: I have the rest of my life to do that. Is that why things ended with you and Carrie Underwood? I have nothing bad to say about that experience. I learned a ton about dating someone in that kind of spotlight. It was such a whirlwind, but no regrets. It was reported you broke up with her via text message.
No one breaks up by text! And oh—we supposedly never talked again? I was like, what are you talking about? It was all absolutely misrepresented. The crappiest one is that me and my best friend [Westwick] are having a homosexual relationship. You know what we really did the first time we heard it? When do you know you have something special? I know pretty quick if a girl is more than a friend. I want to have a beautiful family. I just want to be content.