It’s nice to see celebrity couples who cherish their marriage and family.
“1883” stars Time McGraw and Faith Hill are a beautiful couple, but as in all families, they have encountered tragedies and challenges.
In 2022, they revealed that their 25-year-old daughter, Gracie, had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
They received an outpouring of love and support at the time, and Gracie has taken to social media recently to update everyone on her condition.
“I just wanted to share really quick that I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). To get the correct diagnosis you would need 2 out of the 5 characteristics of PCOS and I had 3.”
In the post, Gracie continued, “During my appointment with my endocrinologist I realized that may had been a factor in my issues with weight, so we decided to try a medicine to regulate my body more normally and create the tools to continue to keep my body and myself healthy as I get older.”
Gracie did not hide any part of her condition, explaining, “I’m learning to navigate the new blemishes but I don’t think that I would have ever allowed myself to go to a doctors appointment like this unless I had taken the correct steps toward my mental health, because as much as physical health is important, mental goes hand and hand.”
The young McGraw has been applauded by fans online who appreciate her transparency about her condition.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, PCOS is a very common hormone problem for women of childbearing age.
Women with this condition may not ovulate and they can have high levels of androgens. Some also have small cysts on the ovaries. PCOS may also cause irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, infertility, and weight gain.
”Sending love to those who are struggling with something similar or literally anything at all. Mental health is freaking hard !! It’s a long road but we can get through it,” the star added.
“I share my experience to hope my situation has reached someone who can relate. P.S The medicine I’m taking has given me a body I haven’t had in years (maybe ever?). It’s weird to navigate but I’m finding ways to love her.”
Fans rushed to comment and react to the young woman’s honesty, thanking her and calling things such as “brave” and “beautiful”.
Unfortunately, Gracie has had to endure a lot regarding her body. In 2021 she was mocked for her shape and responded to a body shamer by embracing herself while showing off some dance moves!
“Today I looked in the mirror and was feeling fine about myself. I ended up going to a store and picked up a the largest size they had in a dress, which was an 8 btw (bs) I wear a 10, and the lady who was working in the store literally took the dress out of my hands and said ‘that’s not going to fit you’,” she wrote in the beginning of the caption. “Well first, duh because idk it’s not my size??, and second the fact that she literally took the dress out of my hands and verbally told me that I was too big for it really made me upset,” she wrote on Instagram and continued:
“It didn’t only make me upset that she was basically calling me too big but it mostly made me upset because so many stores do this, they only put smaller sizes out and then when you try on their bigger sizes they don’t even go above your knees,” she continued. “I’ve been wearing the same jean size for two or three years now and every time I try a new brand OR EVEN THE SAME ONE I PREVIOUSLY OWN, the size 30 is somehow smaller even if my own body has stayed the same size. It’s not just pants, it’s literally EVERYTHING.”
Gracie has, of course, the support of her whole family – including Tim McGraw. In 2020, Tim spoke up about his daughter, and the country singer shared exactly how proud he is of her:
“Gracie, our oldest daughter, is an actress in L.A., and she makes me proud every day because she’s such a strong, independent young lady who speaks her mind.”
It’s clear that Gracie has not let her condition affect her genuinity. Let us know what you think about her bravery and transparency in the comments!