The video included a clip from his wife’s 1999 music video “Breathe.” In between was a 2001 interview clip with Diane Sawyer where McGraw gushed about his marriage to Hill.
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Sawyer asked McGraw his thoughts every time Hill’s music video popped up. He said he felt like ringing up his college buddies to tell them he married her.
The clip ended with a present video of McGraw expressing he was still smitten with his 54-year-old wife, who had finally caught up to his age. He captioned the touching post with the following,
“I wouldn’t change anything for the world. I love you baby. Happy birthday”.
In the comment section of the guitarist’s sweet post, fans and celebrities, including Mark Wystrach and Rita Wilson, congratulated Hill on her birthday.
The actor’s 19-year-old daughter Audrey—who is following his footsteps with her acting debut in her father’s “75000 OBO” music video, which premiered last month—also expressed her love.
Their Love Story
The country icons were introduced at the “New Faces” show in Nashville, 1994. The “Not A Moment Too Soon” star was dating Kristine Donahue while Hill had just divorced Daniel Hill.
Two years later, Hill joined the “Just to See You Smile” singer on the whirlwind “Combustion Tour,” where romance began to bloom between them.
After a thrilling relationship, McGraw wedded his country sweetheart in his Louisiana hometown in October 1996.
About 20 years later, the award-winning artist reminisced about the romantic moment he popped the question to his love on tour.
They were in the dressing room in June 1996 while it rained outside. McGraw joked about getting married, held her hand, and dropped to his knees. Her response to his playful question was:
“We’re at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you’re asking me to marry you?”
McGraw affirmed her question but had to get on stage. Upon his return, offstage, he met a sharpie from his country belle with lipstick kisses over it and words that read, “Yes! I’m gonna be your wife.”
The pair took their love all over the country. They also went global with their “Soul2Soul” tour. Amidst tours, awards, and record hits, they welcomed three daughters: Grace in 1997, Maggie in 1998, and Aubrey in 2001.
They were there for each other during tough times, such as when the “Mississippi Girl” singer lost her father, Ted Perry 2019.
His Battle With Alcohol Addiction
Hill stood by McGraw as he dealt with issues surrounding his sobriety. The record producer reminisced in an interview with Esquire about the time his problems with alcohol made him fearful of self-destruction.
He said while he was downing a large short at 8:00 in the morning, he remembered his kids and went to his wife, who immediately grabbed him, hugged him, and changed his life.
The multi-talented star cast in a soon-to-be-released “Yellowstone” prequel with his wife has been sober since 2008.
It is clear that there is much love between these two, and they stand by each other through thick and thin.