Whenever they make an appearance together on the red carpet, Nicole and Keith seem to be glued to one another. What’s surprising is that, after 15 years of marriage, they still look at each other as if they were laying eyes on the other for the first time. From that instant crush to the real hardships they’ve faced together, this couple shows us that their relationship is a match made in heaven.
At Bright Side, we are going through a romantic phase and would like to share with you a glimpse of Keith and Nicole’s relationship, so you can fall in love with them as we did. Keep scrolling to find out what makes this couple work.
They didn’t think they would see each other again.
They met at the 2005 G’Day USA gala. For Nicole, it was love at first sight, but, when Keith didn’t call her for 4 months after that first encounter, her insecurities kicked in. During an interview, the A-list star confessed, “I remember thinking, I had such a crush on him, and he wasn’t interested in me.”
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 believed his chances were one in a million and couldn’t muster the courage to call her. However, when he did take the plunge, it was all 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.
For her 38th birthday, Keith surprised Nicole on the stoop of her New York home holding a bouquet of flowers. Only six months had passed since they had started dating, but it was then and there that she realized he was the one. “That is when I went, ‘This is the man I hope I get to marry,’” she said.
The happy couple tied the knot in June 2006 in a romantic celebration in Australia. But soon enough, they faced their first challenge.
Keith was going through a rough time and needed to sort some things out, so he checked into rehab. Nicole was a pillar of support to him. She stood by him and 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.”
Two years later, they embraced parenthood.
On July 7, 2008, the couple welcomed their first child into the world, a baby girl named Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. The actress already had two children, Isabella and Connor, from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise. Then, in 2010, Nicole and Keith had their second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, via a surrogate mother.
Nicole sometimes wishes she had met Keith when they were in their twenties, so they could have had more children. Nevertheless, they both feel truly blessed with their beautiful daughters, and take every chance they get to spend some quality time together, whether they join Keith on his concert tours, visit Nicole on set or just hang in their Nashville home.
It’s Keith’s turn to show his support.
In 2014, Nicole’s father died unexpectedly, and it was a hard blow for the actress. She was devastated and, this time, it was Keith who helped her with her loss.
“When you have your partner who just literally carries you through a tough time, he’s been amazing to me,” she said. “To have my husband to step up in that way, it makes me cry. He’s amazing. I will keep him. I’ll do anything for that man.”
The secret to their happy marriage
After 15 years of marriage and 2 daughters, they seem to have a solid relationship based on respect for their partner, their careers, and the life they built together. According to Keith, the key to their happy marriage is that there actually isn’t one thing that makes a couple work. “Everybody figures out what works for them. We’ve figured out what works for us.” Whatever it is, we know for sure that they have a lifetime of bliss coming their way.
Keith and Nicole’s relationship is proof that all marriages are rollercoasters, but if you love one another, you can make it work. What do you think keeps a marriage or long-term relationship alive? Let’s talk about this in the comment section.