Tim McGraw Speaks About Becoming Empty Nesters with Faith Hill

by Jonathan Howard
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For Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the couple have become empty nesters, and that means changes around the house.

For McGraw a few things are different. However, it looks like they are adjusting to their new lives. Of course, they are the stars of 1883 and still doing the music thing. So, it can’t be too bad. Outside of their jobs though, things have slowed down for the couple.

In a discussion with People, McGraw reflected on their youngest daughter Audrey leaving home. She graduated high school in 2020 and is not pursuing a career in acting and modeling.

“You’re used to getting up in the morning,” he said. “Taking kids to school, going to softball practices and basketball practices and cheerleader practices and all of a sudden all that’s gone when your last one leaves.”

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are on the cover of People Magazine this month. They have a lot going on and a lot to talk about. The McGraw family home in Nashville doesn’t have as much activity nowadays. So, things around the house are quieter. Not as much is being done in and around the home and it sounds like a new way of life in a way.

McGraw Misses Afternoons of Dinner Cooking

That time of day when kids would be coming home from school is a lot different. Tim McGraw talked about the afternoons and the difference between now and then.

“I miss the afternoons because Faith would always make sure something was cooking when they would come home from school,” the country singer said. “I miss them coming in and smelling what mom’s cooking and being excited about having dinner. …There were times when we had 15 teenage girls in our house talking bout boys and life and everything going on.”

With two other daughters that have moved out of the house, the family has a lot to be proud of. Their oldest, Gracie is an actress at 24 years old. Maggie, 23, just got her master’s degree in sustainability from Stanford University. Being able to see the growth and achievements makes it all worth it.

Tim McGraw Says It Is “Inspiring” To Watch His Daughters

Above everything, McGraw and Hill are inspired by their daughters. Parents raise their kids hoping that they can leave them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. The same goes for the country music couple. Despite the melancholy feeling of seeing them leave the home, they can’t help but feel proud.

“It’s inspiring to me,” Tim McGraw said. He continued, “[We’ve] raised three strong, independent, strong-minded young women. And what I’m most grateful for is just how normal our kids are and how grounded they are and how much they respect themselves and other people.”