Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Deny Divorce Rumors

“I don’t know why happy can’t be a story,” says Faith.

photo courtesy The Venetian

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have gotten used to the ridiculous rumors about their marriage and their lives, but even they get tickled at them sometimes.

“I saw one where it said we were having a $135 million divorce,” said Tim, during an interview with reporters prior to the couple’s Nov. 15 “Soul2Soul” show at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

“I said, ‘let’s do it’,” Faith jumped in with a laugh. “Let’s see if we can find where that $135 million is at,” Tim agreed. “And run away together,” Faith concluded.

For reasons neither of them can discern, the rumor mill has been working overtime lately with speculation that the couple, who recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary, are getting divorced or they are involved with other people or they are jealous of each other’s relationships with fellow artists.

“It seems to be running like crazy right now,” Faith says. “It’s perplexing. I don’t know what to say. It stinks. I wish people just wouldn’t buy that stuff and they’d stop printing that stuff . . . I don’t know why happy can’t be a story.”

Both Tim and Faith say the only time they give the false rumors a second thought is if their three daughters see it. “But they sort of laugh it off, too,” Tim said.

Tim added as long as the rumors are out there, they should use them to drum up business for their Venetian show. The pair started an encore run of their limited edition “Soul2Soul” residency in October that will run through April 2014 over 10 select weekends. The next weekend will be in January 2014.

“Toward the end of the [first run], we knew we were having a great time and we were deciding if we wanted to make another run at it again,” Tim says. “We had to decide if it would fit into our schedule. We have a junior and a sophomore in high school, all those factors, but in the end, it’s 10 weekends.”

However, Faith admits as their girls get older, “It was more difficult to put the schedule together this time” because of their hectic schedules. Indeed, they started the interviews a few minutes late because they were sorting out their two oldest daughters’ schedules for the weekend, which included a Justin Timberlake concert and a football game. “There’s a winter formal, there’s the prom. When I was in high school, I don’t ever remember being so busy,” she said.

More on Faith and Tim’s show at the Venetian in the Jan. 6 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Dec. 30.

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