Tim McGraw is opening up about the moment no parent enjoys, helping his daughter move out.
In a special appearance on Audacy’s Rob + Holly the country music superstar shared his feeling about what it was like helping his daughter, Gracie McGraw, move to Los Angeles.
“I drove my daughter to L.A. when she moved out there, and I drove cross country with her. I took all the seats out of my Cadillac Escalade and loaded it up with all of her stuff,” explained McGraw.
“When I dropped her off, I just lost it,” the singer said. “And then I had to drive home all by myself. I was crying the whole time.”
Gracie, 25, is one of three sisters he and his wife, Faith Hill, share. Gracie is his eldest and Maggie is 23, and Audrey is 20.
The “Don’t Take the Girl” singer has been vocal about the challenges of watching his daughters become adults. In an interview with Leo Edit, that People magazine uncovered, McGraw got real about what it’s been like.
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“It’s crazy. It goes by so fast,” he told Leo Edit before picking fun at himself. “You think you’re giving them good life lessons. You know, as a parent—look, [laughs] you’re going to get half of everything wrong. That’s just the nature of it. There is no handbook with it.”
“What starts happening is you start marking your time by their years. And the next thing you know, they grow so fast and it’s like every two years there’s a different child that you have as they age,” added McGraw.
The musician described it as bittersweet, saying watching them grow is “a beautiful thing, but it’s a sad thing at the same time.”
“You find yourself reflecting and looking back at pictures and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, I remember that time, I remember when they looked like that,'” he also shared.
What parent out there cannot relate to this? We feel McGraw’s pain but are excited to see Gracie grow into her own.
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