Nicole Kidman Was Losing Her Husband, Keith, but Then Saved Him From Hitting Rock Bottom

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Nicole and Keith always appear inseparable whenever they step onto the red carpet together. What’s truly surprising is that even after 17 years of marriage, they still look at each other with the same wonder and excitement as if they’d just met. Their enduring love and ability to overcome challenges make it clear they are a perfect match.

They didn’t think they would see each other again.

They crossed paths for the first time at the 2005 G’Day USA gala. Nicole felt an instant connection and fell in love at first sight. However, when Keith didn’t reach out to her for 4 months after that event, she started feeling insecure. In an interview, the A-list star candidly shared her thoughts, saying, “I remember thinking, I had such a crush on him, and he wasn’t interested in me.”

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Keith Urban also had a similar reaction, “I swear to you, she glided across the room, floated. I don’t know how she did it. It was out of this world...”

He thought his odds were one in a million and couldn’t find the courage to call her. But when he finally took the leap, it turned out to be completely worth it. “We started talking, and we talked and talked and talked and talked, and it was effortless,” he said.

Nicole soon realized he was the one.

On her 38th birthday, Keith surprised Nicole at her New York home with a bouquet. They had been dating for only 6 months, but at that moment, she knew he was the one for her. “That is when I went, ‘This is the man I hope I get to marry,’” she said.


The joyful couple exchanged vows in June 2006 during a romantic celebration in Australia. However, not long after, they encountered their first challenge.

Keith was going through a difficult period and felt the need to address some issues, so he sought help by checking into rehab. Throughout this challenging time, Nicole remained a steadfast pillar of support for him. In Keith’s own words, “I was spiritually awoken with her. I use the expression ‘I was born into her,’ and that’s how I feel.”

They became parents.

On July 7, 2008, the couple joyfully welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, into the world. Prior to this, the actress already had 2 children, Isabella and Connor, from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise. Subsequently, in 2010, Nicole and Keith had their second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, through a surrogate mother.

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Nicole occasionally wishes that she had met Keith when they were in their twenties so that they could have had more children together. Nonetheless, they both feel immensely grateful for their 2 beautiful daughters. They cherish every opportunity to spend quality time as a family, whether traveling with Keith on his concert tours, visiting Nicole on set, or simply enjoying moments together in their Nashville home.

He supports Nicole, just like she did with him

In 2014, Nicole’s father passed away suddenly, and it hit her hard. The actress was devastated, and during this difficult time, it was Keith who provided her with support and comfort.

“When you have a partner who literally carries you through tough times, he’s been incredible to me,” she expressed. “Having my husband step up like that, it brings tears to my eyes. He’s amazing, and I cherish him. I’ll do anything for that man.”

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The key to such a happy marriage

After 15 years of marriage and raising 2 daughters together, their relationship appears rock-solid and built on mutual respect, their careers, and the life they’ve created as a couple. According to Keith, there’s no one-size-fits-all secret to a happy marriage — each couple discovers what works best for them. He emphasized that they have found what works for their unique bond. Whatever their recipe for success may be, one thing is certain: they have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them.

Keith and Nicole’s relationship shows that marriages have their ups and downs, like rollercoasters, but if you genuinely love each other, you can make it through anything. Apart from being a fantastic wife, Nicole is also a talented actress who defies the effects of age with her eternal beauty.

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They always look incredibly happy and I hope they're as happy as they look. I wish them the best of everything and each other.


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