Faith Hill never revealed exactly how she met her birth mother, but she did discuss how doing so led to some answers she was seeking and how it helped her healing process. “It was the awe of seeing someone you came from,” she told People of their first meeting. “It fills something.”

After years of searching, the life-altering experience of finding her birth mother changed Faith and her world around her, including her marriage. Daniel Hill told Good Housekeeping that “meeting her birth mother had a profound impact on Faith, which led to a profound failure of our marriage. I was part of her old world, and she had to let that world go.” Faith and Daniel ultimately divorced in 1994 after almost five years of marriage, but Daniel holds no grudges toward the superstar. He told People that “there is no bitterness” and that he is “proud of her success.”

Faith also only had good feeling about their split, telling Good Housekeeping, “I was going through so much. I was like a flower trying to bud. Marriage wasn’t what I needed. It was a disguise. That’s not to say anything bad about the person I married. But what I needed was to deal with the issues of my own life.” Faith not only dealt with her issues, she thrived. She now not only has a successful music career, but also a beautiful family with Tim McGraw.