Tim McGraw Says Wife Faith Hill Helps Him Stay Sober
Tim McGraw wrote his thoughts on many subjects in an article Esquire‘s “What I’ve Learned” feature. Tim discusses his family, his early life, and the fact that his wife Faith Hill helps him stay sober. McGraw quit drinking in 2008.
Tim says that people often ask him how he could have a relationship with his father, former pro baseball player Tug McGraw when he grew without the “millionaire baseball player.” Tim didn’t know his father until he was twelve when his mom first told him who his dad was. McGraw said. “When I found out Tug McGraw was my dad, it gave me something in my little town in Louisiana, something that I would have never reached for. How could I ever be angry?”
Tim said that he learned that money doesn’t solve all problems and then admitted that he would “rather have problems than not have money. As bad as that sounds.”
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McGraw also recalled that his wife Faith Hill helped him stay away from alcohol when he quit drinking. He said, “I remember a moment when I was getting out of bed and going to the liquor cabinet and taking a big shot at 8:00 in the morning.” He remembered that he went straight to my wife and said, “‘This is where I’m at.’ I was scared. She just grabbed me and hugged me and changed my life.”
Tim also touched on anger and that “love is being angry.” He noted that love is getting in “each other’s face” and accepting when you are wrong. McGraw shared that most parents fight in front of their kids. He said in part, “Everybody fights in front of their kids. That’s part of the deal.”
He concluded the piece by saying, “My wife always says, ‘You’re not scared of anything. I say, ‘Oh, one thing. I’m looking at it right now.'”