Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman celebrated 8 years of wedded bliss this summer. The couple have had their share of ups and downs together and apart, and recently the media has speculated at their impending doom because of the time they have to spend apart. Nicole recently sat down with The Edit, to set the record straight, and there is NO divorce lurking around the corner. In fact, Nicole and Keith are very much in love and happy. It seems being content is just not as interesting to write about.
In fact, Nicole’s relationship has made her the envy of her girlfriends. It seems being married to a country crooner who wears romance on his sleeve has it’s perks.
At his concert on their wedding anniversary in Australia earlier this year, Urban dedicated a song to his wife with the words, ‘Eight years, baby girl. This song is for you. I love you so much.’ Even her friends, she says, were jealous of that one. “I had two girlfriends sitting with me and they were like, ‘Bitch!’” Kidman laughs. “I went, ‘Hey! I’ve been to hell and back!’”
Distance has been the biggest hurdle the couple have had to over come. Keith is busy in LA with “American Idol” and riding a bus across the country touring while Nicole is on-location shooting movies.
“Ultimately I ask Keith, ‘Is this a possibility to do?’” she says of prospective projects. “It may sound old-fashioned, but I want the family to work. And I feel pain when I’m away; I literally feel a yearning and a pain. When I was younger, it was different. I’d be like, ‘Yeah I’ll go, I’ll go here, I’ll go there.’ I’m on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer and my husband says to me, ‘You’ve become more Cancer – you’re all about the family now.’”
However, the couple have found “normal” in Nashville. Living on their piece of land with their two daughters, and the locals allowing them to live an ordinary life.
“[Keith] brought me here, and you know how you can be as a woman, you go from A to Z in your head. You’re on a date with a guy and already in your head you’re married to them with a child. If they knew that, they’d run a mile. But you’re sitting there talking and before you know it, you’re like, ‘Yes, this works, I could marry him.’
“We watch America’s Funniest Home Videos and reruns of The Brady Bunch, that’s very much our life,” she enthuses. “Keith always says, ‘We’re lucky we met late in life. The sadness of that is we can’t have six kids together, but the greatness of that is [we are done] with all the other stuff, so now we are totally present for this.’ That’s a great thing to hear from a man,” says Kidman.
It turns out the secret to happiness has nothing to do with Oscars or Grammys…Happiness has nothing to do with jet-setting to exotic locations. It turns out happiness is so much easier to obtain.
Snuggling,” she smiles. “Snuggling is the secret to happiness.”
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