She’s had her husband Tim McGraw by her side for 25 years.
And Faith Hill shared just how essential her partner was in helping her say goodbye to her late father Ted Perry in an interview with People published Thursday.
The 54-year-old songstress recounted how McGraw, 54, kept her dad company in the final days before his death in 2019.
Family first: Faith Hill, 54, revealed how her husband Tim McGraw, 54, helped ease her final days with her father Ted Perry by spending constant time with him before his 2019 death; seen in 2018 in Nashville
‘My dad adored Tim and Tim would visit him daily,’ Faith said. ‘He was so present for the passing of both my parents. You reveal yourself when you are going through struggles and that’s just another layer of partnership.’
Her father had had a ‘long,’ difficult illness, which was even more difficult because it came so soon after her mother Edna’s death in 2016.
‘It was a long passing,’ the This Kiss singer remembered. ‘It’s difficult to lose parents just a couple of years apart and watch them pass right in front of you.
‘My dad had Lewy body dementia and it was difficult to watch a man you know be someone that you don’t recognize.’
Faithful son-in-law: ‘My dad adored Tim and Tim would visit him daily,’ Faith said. ‘He was so present for the passing of both my parents,’ she said.
Saying goodbye: Her father Ted died in 2019 following a battle with Lewy body dementia
Honored to know him: Tim described his late father-in-law as the ‘sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known’ in a video of Perry backstage with the couple
Perfect partner: ‘Daddy loved Tim and they shared many moments like this. Just the two of them,’ Faith captioned a photo of the men relaxing by the beach
After Perry’s death in February 2019, Tim posted a sweet montage featuring footage of Faith’s late father as he met up backstage with the couple at one of their shows.
Tim described his late father-in-law as the ‘sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known’ in his caption.
‘No man in my life has ever made such an impact on me as to how to be a human, a father and a friend,’ he continued. ‘I’ll never, in 10 lifetimes, be able to live up to his example, but man, he has set a mark that all of us should strive for.’
Months later, Faith posted a photo of Tim and her father sitting together and chatting near the beach for Father’s Day.
‘This is one of my favorite pictures of Tim and my sweet daddy,’ she wrote. ‘Daddy may no longer be here on earth but he touched us all in the most profound way and we will always feel his presence.
‘Daddy loved Tim and they shared many moments like this. Just the two of them,’ she concluded.
Sticking together: Tim also recounted how Faith supported him when he was drinking too much years earlier. ‘We made a commitment to each other a long time ago that we’re not going to give up’
Elsewhere in their cover interview, Tim delved into how Faith had supported him years earlier when he was having trouble functioning without alcohol.
‘It’s always a struggle. It’s never not a struggle,’ he said. ‘Those demons always come back. But you always have a partner that’s willing to fight them with you. We made a commitment to each other a long time ago that we’re not going to give up. It’s too easy to give up.’
Faith made it clear that their love meant they’d always be supportive of each other.
‘When you love someone, you commit to be there for them for the highs, the lows, anytime,’ she said. ‘You face the struggles.’
The lovebirds are now taking on their latest challenge together: their first acting job as a couple. The country singers costar in the Yellowstone prequel 1883 for the Paramount+ streaming service.
Intimate: Faith said it was ‘really uncomfortable’ for her to film a nude scene in which she and Tim took a bath together for 1883. ‘I obviously feel comfortable with my husband, but this is different. For intimate scenes, I feel like that belongs to us’
Privacy: She recounted how Taylor Sheridan, who co-created the Yellowstone prequel 1883, closed the set for more privacy. She said the scene ‘turned out to be beautiful’
McGraw plays John Dutton, a 19th century ancestor of Yellowstone’s John Dutton (Kevin Costner), after previously originating the character in a season four flashback.
Hill, who plays his wife Margaret, shared with the publication how ‘uncomfortable’ it was for the couple to film a nude scene in which they took a bath together.
‘It was really uncomfortable for me personally because I’m a very shy person in that type of situation,’ recounted singer. ‘I obviously feel comfortable with my husband, but this is different. For intimate scenes, I feel like that belongs to us.’
But co-creator Taylor Sheridan closed the set for maximum privacy, and she said the loving scene ‘turned out to be beautiful.’