Although they’ve been married 21 years (which seems like forever in Hollywood!), the romance is not fading for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The couple regularly shares their love for each other on social media, so when Hill turned 50-years-old on Sept. 21, it was no surprise hubby McGraw posted some sweet words about his wife.
Sharing a gorgeous photo of Hill on Instagram, McGraw wrote:
“Happy birthday to the most beautiful girl in the world. You are the most remarkable person that has ever been in my life….Our daughters could not have a better role model. I am truly in love with you more every day. Can’t wait to see what the rest of our life has in store for us.”
The country stars fell in love on their 1996 Spontaneous Combustion tour, People.com reports. Hill was engaged to record producer Scott Hendricks at the time but makes no apologies for marrying McGraw instead.
“If someone is going to judge my character because I was engaged to somebody and then I left him for somebody else… I can’t control that. But I wasn’t about to let Tim slip through my hands,” she told People in 1998.
On their nineteenth wedding anniversary, McGraw posted a video to Facebook, telling the story of their proposal.
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“We were in the dressing room here, June 26, 1996,” he said, continuing:
“It was rainy and stuff and we’d been on tour for a while together. I’d joked around with her about getting married, and so … I looked at her, I grabbed her by the hands before I went onstage. She had already done her show. And I said, ‘I’m really serious. I want you to marry me.’ She laughed and she said, ‘We’re at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you’re asking me to marry you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ So I went onstage.”
During his performance, Hill wrote her response — “Yes, I’m going to be your wife” — on a mirror in his dressing room.
More than two decades later, the couple uses Instagram, instead of mirrors, to share their love. Hill also shared a sweet message for McGraw’s fiftieth birthday earlier this year, writing, “Never better baby!!!! Happy 50th Birthday my love. This world is a better place because of you. I know you are having one of the best days of your life!!!!!”
She has even posted photos from when it all began. Adorable!
The couple now has three daughters — Gracie, Maggie and Audrey, ages 20, 19 and 15 — and often post birthday shout-outs to their children, too.
In 2014, McGraw shared the secret to their lasting relationship, telling E! News, “I think, for us, being as normal as possible and raising our family and being in a family situation as much as possible,” he said. “Certainly it’s different because of what we both do, but we try to keep it as much of a family environment that we can.”
The couple has toured together again, most recently on the SOUL2SOUL tour. You can catch a special on the couple and their tour on SHOWTIME, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Faith! We wish you both continued happiness!