“Tim has been clean and sober for 11 years, but he likes to throw a good party!” an insider revealed. “When he and Faith entertain, they have alcohol ready and available for guests.”
But sources said Hill, 51, worries a relapse will be a fatal blow to their marriage as the Nashville power couple prepare to renew their vows on their 23rd anniversary in October.
“Faith is terrified of his temptation,” the insider said. “It nearly destroyed their marriage before!”
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McGraw, 52, has admitted he did shots and cocaine before concerts to beat off the butterflies and would “keep the party going after the show.” Despite his history, the country crooner was recently spotted with alcohol in his shopping cart.
Hot & Cold
“He’d be so loaded he’d start flirting with women, or somebody would look at him the wrong way and he’d be ready to brawl,” the insider added.
By 2007, the “Breathe” songbird gave McGraw an ultimatum: “Stop the drugs and alcohol or I’ll leave and take our daughters!” Although McGraw — who didn’t respond to Radar’s request for comment — has stayed clean, the two were reportedly on shaky ground when their 2017 joint tour led to stress-filled bickering after a year on the road.
Now the megastars face the challenge of being empty nesters as their girls, Gracie, 22, Maggie, 21, and Audrey, 17, are all in college. “Tim is always striving to be a better husband for Faith,” the source said. “Renewing their vows was another effort to do so, but this is a whole new dynamic for them, and it ratchets up the pressure on him.
Praying For The Best
“Faith is hoping it brings out the best in her husband — and praying that it won’t bring out the worst!” the source said.