Relax, everyone! Contrary to a slate of swirling rumors, Nashville’s favorite sweethearts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, say they are definitely not separating or divorcing.
In fact, the couple — married for 17 years and parents to three daughters — seemed more admiring of each other than ever this past weekend, chatting about their current Soul2Soul joint show at Las Vegas’s Venetian resort.
“It’s perplexing,” said Hill of the divorce chatter. “I don’t know why ‘happy’ can’t be a story.”
McGraw agrees, but notes that fielding tabloid discussions regarding their marriage is nothing new. “Since the first week we were married [those rumors] have been out,” he said. “We don’t even think about it.”
The couple says that the only time they worry about such talk is in regards to their children — but even then, it doesn’t seem to be a serious family issue. “They’ve been around it too, so they laugh it off,” explains McGraw.
At any rate, the pair seem too busy to even consider something as time-consuming as divorce. They’re three weekends into their encore dual residency at the Venetian, which will run through April. McGraw is in the hard at work on his second album for new label Big Machine Records, and he’s also smack-dab in the middle his latest movie project, Disney’s “Tomorrowland.”
In fact, according to Hill, her hard-working husband had flown in for the Vegas show in the early morning directly after a full night of filming (she later joked on stage about wishing her husband had brought co-star George Clooney with him).
As for Hill’s musical career, she’s currently on an apparent break from recording, but says she’s keeping busy at home. The couple’s three kids keep the household hopping, especially oldest daughter Gracie, who is 16 and preparing for college. “I don’t remember, in high school, ever being so busy,” said Hill with a smile.
The duo showed off their particular brand of marital magic on stage at the Venetian Friday evening, trading off stage time to perform their own respective hits, as well as — of course! — several duets, including a heart-melting rendition of “It’s Your Love.”
Those who haven’t caught the couple’s show in Vegas best be sure to get tickets for one of the upcoming weekends through April: Both McGraw and Hill agree their second encore run at the Venetian will likely be their last.