Vince Gill and Amy Grant in AARP magazine

Vince Gill and Amy Grant in AARP

Grammy® Award-winning power couple Vince Gill and Amy Grant risked more than their reputations to be together. The beloved duo—a Contemporary Christian pop singer and a Country Music Hall of Famer—speak exclusively with AARP The Magazine in a revealing conversation about their journey to become a couple, diverse upbringings, and the key to making marriage last. “It was hard,” Gill said on the public speculation following both his and Grant’s divorces. “The kids, the popularity of our lives, a lot of tongues waggin’.” Eleven years later, Gill and Grant find themselves more in love than ever. Gill on his ongoing attraction to Grant: “What’s funny is I see old photographs of Amy in her 20s, and she’s much prettier these  days. She still does it for me.” “It never fails to amaze me how captivating the sound of her voice is.” "We felt about music and we felt about fame and we felt about career the same. Which was, we kind of always just loved the music part of it and the other stuff just comes and goes…” Gill on feeling his best at 50+: “I think it gets better, it feels better at 50 than it did at 40.” “Your muscles hurt a little more, you don’t get around like you used to, but the trade off (is that), I wouldn’t trade it for any other period of life.” Grant on her instant connection with Gill: “I knew from the tips of my toes that he was unlike anybody I had ever met, and that I related to him on such a cellular level. I was just so overwhelmed by him as a person that I finally came up behind him and wrapped my arms around him and said, ‘I’ve needed to do this all night.’ ” “[Vince] just made a profound mark on me every time and confirmed there was somebody out there who gets me.” Gill on their struggle to be together: “We were both married, and though we were crazy about each other, we thought,‘Well that’s not our life.’” “The hard truth was that we never thought for a minute that we would end up together.” Grant on being in love now: “Having that baby at 40 really shot my stomach, and I was just having a good cry about it. Vince came in, and I was drooling and snot was coming out, and I said, ‘Women get invisible.’ And he said, ‘I love you, and you’re more beautifulnow than you were when I first met you. I can’t wait to see what you look like with a head full of gray hair.’ And he meant it.” More at www.aarp.org/magazine<http://www.aarp.org/magazine>