Country star Tim McGraw reveals how wife Faith Hill told him to pick ‘partying or family’ before he quit alcohol… as he tells all in new book
Published: 18:56 EDT, 24 October 2019 | Updated: 19:01 EDT, 24 October 2019
Alcohol is a tough addiction to kick.
Now country star Tim McGraw is revealing how his wife Faith Hill pulled him through his darkest days with a terrifying ultimatum.
‘Getting real like only she can do, Faith told me, “Partying or family, take your pick,” ‘ he recalled in his new memoir, Grit & Grace: Train The Mind, Train The Body, Own Your Life.
His steady rock: Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill at The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum’s CMA Theater on May 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. He has revealed how her ultimatum pulled him back from alcoholism in his new book Grit & Grace
Due out on November 5, the 52-year-old Neon Church singer dished that his life descended into alcoholism after the sudden deaths of his father, Frank McGraw, stepfather Horace Smith, and high school mentor in 2004.
And the Grammy winner piled on 40 pounds, writing, ‘I drank more to dull the discomfort.’
That was some 10 years ago and obviously Tim made the right choice.
He and Faith, 52, have been together since 1996 and share three daughters, Gracie, 22, Maggie, 21, and Audrey, 17.
Self-help book: The country star, 52, hopes his tome, due out November 5, will help his fans be the best versions of themselves they can possibly be
Putting their love out there: The couple shared cute Instagram photos to celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary earlier this month. Faith’s snap included 23 heart emojis
Now the hitmaker hopes his book will teach his fans how to be the best versions of themselves they can possibly be.
He writes: ‘My mind is clearer, my sense of purpose is sharper, and my relationships are deeper.
‘Consistent physical exercise helps me bring focus to my life and to the people who mean the most to me.’
Loved up: Tim posted two snaps: One showed him and a pregnant Faith in a spotty, chiffon mini-dress that he captioned, ‘Happy anniversary baby!! 23 years and I can’t wait for the next 50!!! I love u’
Meanwhile, the couple shared cute photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary earlier this month
The Sleeping In The Stars singer captioned her snap: ‘To my one and only, Happy Anniversary, my love I love you’ with 23 heart emojis – one for every year they have been married.
Tim posted two snaps: One showed him and a pregnant Faith in a white, spotty, chiffon mini-dress that he captioned, ‘Happy anniversary baby!! 23 years and I can’t wait for the next 50!!! I love u.’
Getting handy: Tim posted this shot of him and Faith on their anniversary ‘just for fun’
The second shot, which he posted ‘just for fun,’ showed a rear view of him and his beloved walking through what appeared to be a warehouse with his hand on her bottom and hers on his.
He captioned it: ‘Another pic for our anniversary.’
The couple first met while performing on their 1996 Spontaneous Combustion tour and tied the knot on October 6, 1966.
The McGraw family: Faith and Tim with Gracie, 22, Audrey, 17, and Maggie, 21, at the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City