How Faith Hill Met Her Husband Tim McGraw in Late 1994

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Country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been entertaining fans with their musical stylings for decades now, and for much of their careers, the two have been married.

Faith Hill in a black in J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2013 cocktail dress and her husband Tim McGraw arrive at the 55th Annual Grammy AwardsFaith Hill in a black in J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2013 cocktail dress and her husband Tim McGraw arrive at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2013, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: DFree / Shutterstock)

Let’s take a closer look at their careers, and how their marriage has impacted their success.

Faith Hill Background

Faith Hill, as she mentions in one of her popular songs, is a Mississippi girl. She was adopted by her parents and had a penchant for singing from an early age.

In the early 90s, Hill signed a record deal with Warner Bros., and by the release of her second studio album, she was a country sensation.

Faith Hill in a colorful Versace dress arrived at the 74th Academy Awards ceremonyFaith Hill in a colorful Versace dress arrived at the 74th Academy Awards ceremony on March 24, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles (Credit: Everett Collection / Shutterstock)

Hill’s career has been one of the most successful among women in country music, going platinum several times over on multiple albums, singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, performing at award shows like the Grammys and the Oscars, and even earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Tim McGraw’s Background

Tim McGraw has been equally as successful as his wife. Born in Louisiana, McGraw was a natural athlete, a talent he got from his father, former professional baseball player Tug McGraw.

McGraw learned to play guitar in college, and after being discovered by Curb Records, he signed a contract and released his debut album in 1993, the same year his wife released hers.

Country musician Tim McGraw performs on NBC's "Today" at the NBC's TODAY ShowCountry musician Tim McGraw performs on NBC’s “Today” at the NBC’s TODAY Show on May 23, 2014, in New York, New York (Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock)

He only grew more popular while releasing his following albums, and has been awarded on some of the highest levels, including the Grammys.

How They Met

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have had a loving relationship for many years, and for McGraw, it was love at first sight.

The two met in 1994, just a year after they had both released their respective debut albums, at a Country Radio Seminar, a showcase for budding artists.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw first met at a Nashville event in late 1994Faith Hill and Tim McGraw first met at a Nashville event in late 1994 (Credit: Everett Collection / Shutterstock)

McGraw was in a relationship at the time, but Hill wasn’t. Despite being single, Hill was not ready for a relationship, as she and her ex-husband had just split up. The singer was married to music executive Daniel Hill, whose name she kept.

A couple of years after meeting, Hill and McGraw reunited for McGraw‘s Spontaneous Combustion Tour, but Hill was in another relationship, engaged to her former producer.

Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill in a Michael Kors Fall 2017 dress attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music AwardsTim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill in a Michael Kors Fall 2017 dress attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock)

Despite her unavailability, Hill ended her engagement and pursued a relationship with McGraw, and the two have been together ever since.

Inside Their Relationship

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill became engaged shortly after dating. While still on tour, McGraw proposed and after playing a set, he returned to find Hill’s answer written on his mirror.

Marriage and Children

The two wed in McGraw‘s hometown, Rayville, Louisiana, and soon after began having children.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill working on their kissing skillsTim McGraw and Faith Hill working on their kissing skills (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock)

Together they have three daughters, and despite their unusual careers and lifestyle, the couple is determined to keep a stable home for their children, especially since McGraw did not have stability as a child.

Divorce Rumors

Unfortunately, no celebrity relationship is immune to divorce rumors, and that includes Hill and McGraw.

The couple has endured their fair share of divorce rumors throughout their marriage, but have always shut them down simply by staying together.

Despite persistent divorce rumors, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married since 1996 and are proud parents of three daughtersDespite persistent divorce rumors, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married since 1996 and are proud parents of three daughters (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

Much of the rumors have been fueled by McGraw‘s former partying ways, habits that he has since given up in order to keep his family intact.

But throughout all the rumors, the two have managed to stay together and continue their domination of country music.

Musical Collaborations

Although their careers have been incredibly successful as individual artists, some of their greatest success has come when they have collaborated.

Some of their best work has included duets like “Let’s Make Love” and “Like We Never Loved At All,” both of which won them Grammy Awards.

The 1997 song It's Your Love became McGraw's and Hill's first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100The 1997 song It’s Your Love became McGraw’s and Hill’s first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (Credit: Mary A Lupo / Shutterstock)

The two also paid homage to what made them fall in love – touring together – several times over. They have gone on their Soul2Soul tours three times: once in 2000, again in 2006, and for a third time in 2017, which was after the release of their first joint album The Rest of Our Life.

Acting Collaborations

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have a combined net worth of $165 million, much of it coming from music, but some of that come in from their acting careers, as well.

Tim McGraw’s Acting Career

On his own, McGraw has racked up dozens of acting credits, one of his first in the movie Friday Night Lights.

Tim McGraw as Dallas McVie in the 2008 American Christmas comedy film Four ChristmasesTim McGraw as Dallas McVie in the 2008 American Christmas comedy film Four Christmases (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

McGraw went on to act in other projects like Four Christmases, Country Strong, and as Sean Tuohy in The Blindside, the true story about NFL player Michael Oher, opposite Sandra Bullock.

Faith Hill’s Acting Career

Faith Hill hasn’t had quite as extensive an acting career as her husband, but she did have a role in one of the most iconic films of the 2000s, The Stepford Wives.

Faith Hill as Sarah Sunderson in the 2004 American science fiction black comedy film The Stepford WivesFaith Hill as Sarah Sunderson in the 2004 American science fiction black comedy film The Stepford Wives (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

The only other movie she’s acted in is Dixieland.

Yellowstone and 1883

McGraw and Hill really made a splash when they collaborated as actors. Both were featured in the show Yellowstone, and now the two star in 1883, Hill as Margaret Dutton and McGraw as James Dutton.

Faith Hill as Margaret Dutton in the American drama television series 1883Faith Hill as Margaret Dutton in the American drama television series 1883 (Credit: Paramount+)

McGraw and Hill can hold their own but have gotten a master class in acting from their co-stars and guest stars, having had the chance to work alongside Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thorton, and even Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks.

Tim McGraw as James Dutton and Isabel May as his daughter Elsa Dutton in the American drama television series 1883Tim McGraw as James Dutton and Isabel May as his daughter Elsa Dutton in the American drama television series 1883 (Credit: Paramount+)

Unfortunately, 1883 will not be getting a second season, but we do hope to see more joint projects from McGraw and Hill in the future.

3 Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about the couple:

1. Both are very tall. McGraw stands at 6”, but his wife is not that much shorter, standing at 5’10”.

2. The two are the same age. McGraw is just a couple of months older, turning a new age in May while his wife waits until September.

Singer Faith Hill and her husband Tim McGraw at the premiere of How the Grinch Stole ChristmasSinger Faith Hill and her husband Tim McGraw at the premiere of How the Grinch Stole Christmas on November 8, 2000, in Los Angeles (Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock)

3. McGraw and Hill own a private island in the Bahamas. It needed so much renovation that they weren’t able to visit on vacation for almost a decade after purchasing it.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have ruled the entertainment industry and built a life together while doing so. They’ve given us incredible music and entertaining films and television to watch, and we’re excited to see what they do next.

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