Country music megastars, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been quite the modeled couple. Married for over two decades, it looks like the couple has it all on the surface. But, none of the success stories is without ups and downs. It’s been really very impressive to see the couple intact throughout these years, but divorce rumors making headlines have made us believe that there’ve been something going behind the scenes.
However, their vivid love has always helped them rest all the hindrances and remain as the perfect duo both professionally and personally. So, what are the secrets to their enduring relationship? Check out some interesting truths behind the good old country love story.
Faith and Tim first met at a Country Radio Seminar, showcase for new artists in 1994 when Faith was still not over her public divorce with record producer Daniel Hill.
At the time, Tim was seeing another woman, but he was smitten by Faith at first sight. Later, in 1996, they were on the road together for the Spontaneous Combustion Tour. Though Faith had recently become engaged to her former producer, Scott Hendricks and Tim just had faced broken engagement, their affair began during the tour.
After discovering that Faith was pregnant with their first child, the couple decided to tie the knot to officiate their relationship before welcoming their baby into the world.
They invited their family and friends over for a softball game and a concert in McGraw’s hometown of Rayville, Louisiana, which turned out to be a grand surprise. Faith, three months pregnant, was wearing a simple white dress and Tim was in jeans when they shared vows on October 6, 1996. Since then, they have endeavored never to be apart for more than 3 days.
Now, they share three daughters, Gracie Katherine (born 1997), Maggie Elizabeth (born 1998) and Audrey Caroline (born 2001).
Love for Music!
Apart from being a power couple, they also share a love for music. They often hit the road and make music together.
Their fans were delighted after their first collaborative album, The Rest of Our Life, released in 2017, and Soul2Soul: The World Tour (Apr 7, 2017 to July 24, 2018). The tour collected $89 million with sales of 1.1 million tickets. They did a total of 112 shows in the US and Europe. The pair has mutual respect for each other’s talent. Faith confided,
“I watch him perform and still to this day I’m awed by it. Tim is the absolute best entertainer, hands down. He can bring a crowd to their feet with the motion of his hand. He knows how to deliver songs to the fans and make them feel like he’s singing to them.”
Likewise, Tim stated,
“I could listen to her sing all night. She’s such a powerhouse that it forces me to raise my game every night.”
Faith treated her family life extremely seriously and was giving her kids the best upbringing imaginable. She has been open about her love for family in interviews.
“I can’t even say what my greatest fear is because I, I can’t even imagine. Being without my family … I can’t even say it because it makes me cry.”
Tim, a loving husband, calls Faith his music inspiration, and as soon as he became a dad, his priority shifted toward his little ones.
“It gives everything a focus. You feel like you got your arms around everything, and you know where your life’s headed. You just find a peace you never had before….I had a very dysfunctional childhood. So, I wanted what I didn't have: a stable family.”
Standing Against the Odds!
Despite being happily married, Faith and Tim’s were often hit hard by the rumors of rocky marriage. But, the pair always stood up to prove their marriage goals.
Speaking against the naysayers, Faith once stated,
“I’ve had an affair with my makeup artist, a female; an affair with my hairstylist; my marriage is on the rocks; Maggie is not Tim’s child, the naysayers. I don’t need their approval. I have too much going on. If that’s their entertainment, fine.”
Once there were rumors that they were not feeling connected to each other and were together just because of their kids. But, they’ve debunked all the tittle-tattles time and again. Faith supported Tim through his tough times when he was into drugs and alcohol. Tim stated,
“I knew I had that instability and dysfunction in me, from the way I grew up. And when I met Faith, I knew I needed her in my life–to keep me stable, solid and on track.”