A Look Back On Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s Love Story

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman first met in January of 2005 at the G’Day USA gala, an annual event honoring…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 25, 2019


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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman first met in January of 2005 at the G’Day USA gala, an annual event honoring Australians in the United States. After posing for a photo together, Urban and Kidman struck up a conversation and she quickly developed a liking to him.

“I had such a crush on him, and he wasn’t interested in me,” Kidman later shared with Ellen DeGeneres, revealing that it took Urban four months to reach out to her after the gala.

Once he finally called, their relationship quickly flourished. That summer, just a few months after they first met, Kidman realized Urban was the one.

“It was my [38th] birthday, and he stood outside with gardenias at 5 a.m. on my stoop in New York,” the award-winning actress told People. “That is when I went, ‘This is the man I hope I get to marry.’”

About a year later, on June 25, 2006, the couple exchanged vows in front of 200 guests during a candlelit ceremony at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick’s Estate at Manly in Sydney, Australia.

Their wedding vows were put to the test just four months later when Urban checked in to the Betty Ford Center to undergo 90 days of rehab for alcohol abuse. Kidman, who was in the middle of a press tour at the time, dropped everything to support him.

“I caused the implosion of my fresh marriage,” the Grammy-winning singer admitted to Rolling Stone in 2016. “It survived, but it’s a miracle it did. I was spiritually awoken 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.”

After Urban’s stint in rehab, the pair’s relationship seemed to be stronger than ever. They eventually expanded their family with the addition of daughters Sunday Rose (2008) and Faith Margaret (2010).

When the A-listers aren’t busy working on their successful careers, they enjoy spending time together with their children. Whether they’re at home in Nashville or visiting family in Australia, being together is what matters most to them.

When the love birds are apart, they follow one important rule: no texting.

“That is so not our relationship, which is interesting right? We call,” Kidman shared with Parade. “We’ve done this since the very beginning.”

Urban and Kidman continue to be one of Hollywood’s most successful celebrity couples.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.