Nicole Kidman on marriage and life

Nicole Kidman finally gets personal in revealing interview

Nicole Kidman has finally opened up about her private life in a candid interview, and reveals all about her marriage – and her foul temper.

Nicole, who recently gave birth to little Sunday Rose, spoke to The Sun about becoming a parent, and life as Mrs Keith Urban.

‘To be given the blessing of a child at this stage of my life was wonderful,’ said Nicole, who suffered two miscarriages when she was married to Tom Cruise. ‘The birth went surprisingly smoothly. My mum was in Nashville with me.’

But, she says, the beginning of the pregnancy was not so smooth – a situation that wasn’t helped by gruelling hours filming her latest epic, Australia, with Hugh Jackman. ‘I had horrendous morning sickness, and there were 14 or 15-hour days on the set. But I had to finish the film.’

Nicole plays English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley who inherits a cattle station in northern Australia before the Second World War. The film sees Lady Sarah falling for a cattle drover, played by Hugh, and is already garnering talk of Oscar nominations.

Nicole said of the movie: ‘It was really good to be back home in Australia, but it was hard work. Filming took eight months and was done entirely on location.

‘We were camping out in tents in the middle of the desert. It was terribly hot as well, but lovely.’

‘This is the kind of film that I dreamed of making as a girl, one of the biggest films to be made in my country. It’s very romantic, magical, and has great tragedy to it as well.’

But Nicole said she’s now happy to focus on family first, and films second. ‘Whether the project you do succeeds or fails, it doesn’t matter — you have your loved one,’ she said.

‘Now I have a very full, rich life that extends far beyond the film industry.

‘I think it comes with decisions that you’ve made about what level of success you desire and what’s important in your life.

‘Work has to fit in with the logistics and dynamics of my family. I’ve worked since I was 17 and you go through ebbs and flows.’

And Nicole insists that her and hubby Keith Urban are happier than ever and head over heels in love, admitting: ‘We are never apart for more than two weeks, and even that’s too long.

‘We start to hurt after seven days. I’ve never wanted to live my life apart from the person I love.

‘If you’re going to be with someone, you’re with them, you’re committed to them. I’m not sort of flitting around. If I fall, I fall — that’s it.

‘We gently fell into each other. We were two lonely people who went, “Ah, there you are.”‘

But she doesn’t pretend that they’re perfect, and revealed she can be high maintenance. ‘I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry I get really angry.

‘But it’s all very upfront. I can’t hide it. I’m also loyal and I hope I’m fun.’

The happy couple are now living a laidback life in Nashville, Tennessee, with Sunday and Nicole’s adopted children, Connor, 13, and Isabella, 15.

She said of their life: ‘We have deer and wild turkeys on the ranch and I have an organic vegetable garden.

‘My mum has always gardened, my sister gardens. Now I’ve started.’

But she also likes to relax by listening to country singer Keith’s music. ‘It’s a whole different way of life for me. I like seeing him do what he does,’ she gushed.

‘He’s so good at it. I like best of all to listen to his music in the kitchen. That’s when I like to watch him play his guitar.’

It really does sound like the good life…


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