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written byWill Maule
Country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have opened up about the keys to the longevity they have enjoyed in their marriage. Alongside carving out quality time together in the midst of their incredibly busy music careers, the pair also noted a crucial aspect of keeping things healthy in their nearly 22-year relationship: prayer.
“As we get older it’s less about the big gestures and more about just spending the time together at home,” McGraw told PEOPLE in a recent interview. “For our 20th wedding anniversary, we stayed home, in our pajamas and watched TV. We loved it.”
But the pair also ensures they steal a few moments between themselves and God before every performance.
‘Tim and I share a quick quiet moment together before hitting the stage,” Hill, who is on the “Soul2Soul” world tour alongside her husband, told PEOPLE. “Always praying.”
The country legends recently released their first album together, “The Rest of Our Life,” after over two decades of marriage.
“In all of our years together, we’ve never been in the studio at the same time for any of our duets,” Hill noted. “It was nice to be together for the creative process.”
But Hill also highlighted the importance of having time alone as they embark on a hectic schedule of shows.
“We both have our daily routines and we have our own dressing rooms,” she added. “We each have our own space to retreat to so we do get time to ourselves.”
“It’s such a rare thing to be able to experience what we do for a living, and to do it together—really feels like all the moments are special,” McGraw added.
And even after all these years, Hill still insists that she’s her husband’s number one fan:
“I watch him perform and still to this day I’m awed by it,” she said.