They are two disparate people – he a country singer, she a Hollywood actress – but Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman seem to go together like a horse and carriage. Yet despite the fact that Urban and Kidman have been married for over ten years, rumors still persist about the health of their relationship.
It was highlighted again at 2017’s Emmy Awards when many claimed Urban was annoyed by his spouse kissing her co-star. But now the couple have made a momentous decision, one that should put to rest any whispers and speculation. And it may just take you by surprise…
Love At First
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban first met in 2005 at the G’Day USA gala. It proved to be love at first sight – for Kidman at least. She said on Ellen in 2013, “I’m like, ‘You didn’t love me at first sight, you didn’t notice me,’ and he’s like, ‘Yes I did, but I just didn’t let on.’ But we kind of met and then about four months later he called me.”
And the call from Urban certainly went well, as the pair quickly become infatuated with each other. So much so, in fact, that they got engaged in the spring of 2006. After just a short time knowing each other, then, Kidman and Urban were getting ready for their big day.
Speaking to Elle in 2014, Kidman reminisced on the speedy engagement. She said, “I kind of like getting married and then getting to know each other; I know that it sounds incredibly strange, but to me, it’s a more natural process.”
So on June 25, 2006, the couple said their vows and got married. The ceremony took place in Kidman’s adopted homeland of Sydney, Australia, and featured many celebrity figures at the wedding. Among them were the likes of Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
However, shortly after the big occasion, Urban went through some personal trials. Indeed, in October of that same year, he checked himself into the Betty Ford Center to tackle his alcohol abuse problems. He had previously entered treatment for a cocaine problem in 1998.
Devoted to her new husband, then, Kidman flew back from a promotional trip to offer Urban her full support. However, Urban said his demons weren’t easy to overcome. Speaking of his problems with alcohol, he told People magazine in 2007, “I was going to lose it all.”
Go The Other Way
He continued, “You can choose life or you can go the other way… It’s not a matter of all the intricate stuff in between. It’s just life or no life.” He also spoke about how difficult it was for his spouse, saying, “It was very, very hard to have to have her go through that.” Ninety days after first arriving, Urban checked out of the rehab facility.
Road To Recovery
On the road to recovery, Urban began to concentrate on family matters with Kidman. And on July 2008, the couple had a baby. Yes, the two lovebirds brought their first child together – a girl named Sunday Rose Kidman Urban – into the world.
Hoping For A Miracle
Then in 2010, they brought another addition into the family via a surrogate: Faith Margaret Kidman Urban. And perhaps Kidman’s not done just yet when it comes to children. The star told Elle in 2014, “My grandmother had her last at 49. Every month, I’m like, ‘I hope I’m pregnant!’”
Ups And Downs A Plenty
So after all of the ups and downs that have transpired during their ten-plus years together, rumors still abound about the state of their marriage. Indeed, the gossiping began again earlier in 2017 after Kidman gave her Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skarsgård a kiss on the lips at the Emmy Awards.
Rift In The Relationship
Some have speculated that her actions have caused a rift in the relationship, with one source coming forward to speak about Urban’s displeasure regarding the smooch. The person even told Woman’s Day that he felt she was “disrespecting and humiliating him.”
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However, Kidman later addressed the kiss when she appeared on The Graham Norton Show. She told the chat show host, “I’ve got an amazing, supportive, gorgeous husband who I love more than anything in the world, and I gave Alex a congratulatory kiss, and he’s like a mannequin.”
Twist In Events
And now, in a new twist to events, it seems that the two celebrities are ready to renew their marriage vows. The revelation comes by way of In Touch, which claims the pair are preparing to say their “I do’s” one more time.
A Big Decision To Make
It’s certainly a big decision for the glamorous couple to make, but it’s one which an insider claims is vital for the both of them. The source told In Touch that Urban “has realized that he can’t live without Nicole and has asked her to renew their vows. Nicole thinks it’s a great idea.”
Unlike their first ceremony, however, the source asserts that this time they want the event to be more muted. The pair “want to keep their special day as private as possible, so only their closest family and friends will be invited,” they said. “It’s going to be very low-key and very romantic.”
As to where it will be taking place, the insider claims to know this, too. “They’re secretly organizing an intimate beach ceremony for this winter in Hawaii, where Nicole was born,” they said.
Years Of Rumors
The couple’s touching plan to renew their vows would certainly reaffirm their love for one another. And after years of rumors, it may also offer the perfect opportunity to quash any further tabloid speculation. Symbolically, too, the couple would appear to be leaving behind the problems of the past and moving forward into greener pastures.
Two Lonely People
Together, though, they’ve empowered each other ever since they first met. Kidman told Vanity Fair in 2007, “I think we were two lonely people. I would probably say that two very lonely people managed to meet at a time when they could open themselves to each other. We were a mixture of frightened and brave.”
But perhaps Urban put it best in his 2007 interview for People magazine. “She said early on that she wanted to be brave with me,” he stated. “I feel there was something else at work, bringing us together and then just continuing to watch over us.” Whatever it is, long may it continue to watch over them.
Causing A Stir
The lovebirds, couldn’t seem to keep their hands to themselves, packing on intense PDA at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The Big Little Lies star glittered in a gold Givenchy gown, while her husband complemented her look in a classic black tuxedo. As the two took the stage to honor HBO CEO Richard Plepler, they turned to each other and leaned in close for a sweet kiss.
What Does The Future Hold?
So, it seems that this amazing couple are very much in love and going strong, and we hope to see them renew their vows.
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