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In 1993, Gill and Grant met for the first time, although both were married to other singers.
Their paths crossed when they recorded the video for the romantic duet, “House of Love,” the second single from Grant’s album of the same name, House of Love.
And “House of Love” turned into love at first sight.
In an interview with Primetime in 2002, Grant admitted it really was love at first sight on set. She said,
I felt like I knew him instantly. I was so moved by him as a human being that I went up behind him and just hugged him as hard as I could while he was singing. I just said, ‘I just needed to hug you all night.’
Gill definitely felt the same… maybe longer than Grant.
The year before, the couple appeared at Gill’s Christmas Concert. Friends dared Gill to go dance with Grant, and he happily accepted. In the same interview, he recalled the dance, saying,
I started dancing with her, and those pretty big eyes. I started to sing and the words were just nowhere to be found. And the people were laughing at me.
In 1995, with Grant in the back of his mind, Gill penned the incredibly romantic song, “Whenever You Come Around.”
And as fate would have it, on March 10, 2000, after 10 years of knowing each other, Vince Gill married the love of his life, Amy Grant. The two said their vows on the outskirts of Nashville, with bagpipes and bare feet.
And the rest was history. The two blended their families, and moved into a Nashville home. In 2001, Gill and Grant had their first and only daughter together, Corrina.
The couple knew there were some bumps along the road, but credited the obstacles as what brought them to where they are. Grant admitted,
I got lost on this road and I just took what I thought was an arbitrary turn and I found the place that I belonged. I mean, that’s the really beautiful part of life.
Below, Grant opened up about Gill on Oprah Where Are They Now, as she told viewers, “I am thrilled to be married to Vince Gill.”
Gill feels the same. In the video below, the country singer announces his everlasting love for his wife, as he follows with a love song sang directly to her.
Now that is a love story.