Nicole KidmanAnd Keith UrbanThey are both natives of Australia, but met and fell for each other on the other side.
The Big Little Lies star and Urban first crossed paths at the G’Day USA Gala — an event honoring Australians in Los Angeles — in 2005. Urban took a while to fall in love with Kidman, but he was soon smitten.
“I remember thinking, I had such a crush on him, and he wasn’t interested in me,” Kidman told Ellen DeGeneres2017. “It’s true! He didn’t call me for four months.”
However, the “God Whispered Your Name” singer didn’t immediately contact the actress because he wasn’t in the right mindset for a relationship at the time.
“Somebody had given me her number and I had it in my pocket for a while. I kept looking at it thinking, ‘If I call this number, she’s going to answer. I don’t know what [to] say,’” Urban recalled on the Australian talk showInterviewIn 2018. “I wasn’t in a very healthy place in my life.”
He added, “I’d never have thought she’d see anything in a guy like me. But, at some point, I plucked up the courage to call those numbers and she answered, and we started talking and we talked and talked and talked and talked and it was effortless.”
The couple married in a romantic ceremony in Manly (Australia) in June 2006. Kidman and Urban’s wedded bliss was short-lived as the “Wasted Time” crooner entered rehab in October 2006 after the BombshellStar staged an intervent.
“I caused the implosion of my fresh marriage,” Urban told Rolling Stone2016. “It survived, but it’s a miracle it did. I was spiritually awakened with her. I use the expression ‘I was born into her,’ and that’s how I feel. And for the first time in my life, I could shake off the shackles of addiction.”
Kidman gave birth in July 2008 to Sunday Rose, their first child. Urban and the Moulin RougeFaith Margaret, the star’s second child, was born via surrogate to her husband in December 2011. Oscar winner is also the mother to Conner and Isabella, their sons she adopted together. Tom Cruise.
The Lion star told Harper’s BazaarHer marriage was successful in 2018 because she and her husband made time for each other.
“Obviously I work hard, but when I’m off, I’m off,” she explained. “Keith and I are very good at immediately clicking off because we have a really good life in Nashville that’s very simple, quiet and nourishing because we’ve made it like that.”
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