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They've been dogged by divorce rumors for years, but the dial has been turned so deafening of late that Faith Hill felt the need to speak above the noise.

She and her husband of 17 years, Tim McGraw, are "absolutely not" breaking up, she told People over the weekend.

Rumors "seem to be running like crazy right now for some reason. It's perplexing," Hill, 46, told the mag after her and McGraw's Las Vegas show. "I don't know why 'happy' can't be a story."

"Since the first week we were married those things were out," McGraw, also 46, said. "We don't even think about it. The only time we ever think about it is (when we) worry about the (three) kids. But they've been around it, too, so they laugh it off."

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