How Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Keep The Romance Alive After 23 Years of Marriage

Some celebrity couples don’t make it past the nuptials while others, such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, defy the odds. The country music pair have had a whirlwind romance that’s lasted over two decades. Though notoriously private, McGraw and Hill are happier than ever. So what’s their secret?

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill fell in love on tour

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill attend the All Access program at The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum’s CMA Theater | John Shearer/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum

In the ’90s, McGraw and Hill started as friends but years later, the two reconnected while Hill opened for McGraw on tour. Their romance blossomed so quickly, the couple became engaged the same year.

In October 1996, Hill and McGraw married with Hill’s first pregnancy announced a few months later. In the time since they’ve had two additional children and gone on to make beautiful music together.

“Soul2Soul: The World Tour” has only strengthened their relationship and fans love to watch their undeniable chemistry on stage as they sing hits like “This Kiss,” “Don’t Take the Girl,” and “Let’s Make Love.”

“It’s such a rare thing to be able to experience what we do for a living, and to do it together, really feels like all the moments are special,” McGraw told People.

He went on to explain how the tour was an important one for them as a couple.

“In all of our years together, we’ve never been in the studio at the same time for any of our duets,” said Hill, adding, “It was nice to be together for the creative process.”

The power couple just celebrated their 23rd anniversary

For 23 years, McGraw and Hill have maintained the kind of relationship many celebrities strive for but never attain. As performers and parents, they’ve nailed down the perfect rhythm in their marriage.

If you haven’t had your daily dose of adorable, McGraw took to Instagram to praise his beloved for their anniversary in October.

He captioned a photo of the two at the ’97 American Music Awards: “Happy anniversary baby!! 23 years and I can’t wait for the next 50!!! I love u.”

Hill shared her love saying, “To my one and only, Happy Anniversary, my love. Love you.”

How do McGraw and Hill keep things fresh?

McGraw and Hill are big on PDA on and off stage, and everyone’s on board. It’s part of their stage presence, but also how they are with each other in life.

“Watching Tim and Faith onstage is like two hours of total foreplay,” Holly Gleason, a music writer, and McGraw’s former publicist said. “It’s sexy. It’s adult.”

When you’re married as long as these two, having shared interests definitely helps fill in the gaps. For these superstars, it might be staying in one night and going to a concert the next.

“We just saw Springsteen on Broadway the other night in New York and it was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen,” McGraw said. “Watching him and Patti together was magical.”

When the country music icons not doting on each other, they’ve found a way to practice self-care.

“We both have our daily routines and we have our own dressing rooms,” Hill said. “We each have our own space to retreat to so we do get time to ourselves.”

As far as support goes, they’ve got each other’s backs.

“Tim is the absolute best entertainer, hands down,” Hill said. “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.”

McGraw added, “She’s such a powerhouse that it forces me to raise my game every night.”

Over the years, they’ve realized the small things are actually really big things. Though McGraw’s been known to pull out the grand gesture guns, they prefer to have a low-key night together instead.

“Funny, as we get older it’s less about the big gestures and more about just spending the time together at home,” McGraw said adding how they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

“We stayed home, in our pajamas and watched TV,” he said. “We loved it.”