Nicole Kidman's relationship with Keith Urban appears to be stronger than ever after ten years together. The actress has opened up about Keith's unwavering support, telling Evening Standard she wishes she had met him earlier on in life.
"I would have liked to have been able to have more children with him," the 48-year-old explained, adding: "Also, I love him. I'd love to have more years, why not? But at the same time I am grateful I even met him. It's a big world."
Nicole Kidman says she wishes she had met Keith Urban earlier
Nicole met Keith in 2005 and the pair married the following year. They have since gone on to welcome two children together – Sunday, seven, and Faith, five – with the pair recently deciding to temporarily uproot their family to London so she could star in the West End play Photograph 51.
"From my daughters it was like, 'Yay, London, Winter Wonderland!', although there was also discussion of bringing our two cats over, which didn't eventually happen," Nicole said of the decision. "My husband, I think, has made 15 trips over four months. That's commitment. I owe him a big thank you. He said, 'Go!', and it was so beautiful, because we really don't get that involved in each other's work.
"He didn't read the play, and had a very lightweight understanding of what it was. He then came and saw it in a preview and he came back afterwards and he was crying and he said, 'Now I know why we're here'. To be validated like that by your partner was wonderful, because this was a big ask."
Nicole said her role in Photograph 51 helped her to feel closer to her late father
Nicole's decision to join the play as Rosalind Franklin, a biochemist who helps to discover DNA, was partly inspired by her late father Dr Antony Kidman. A biochemist himself, Antony died suddenly after a heart attack in September 2014, and Nicole has donated part of her earnings from the play to King's College in her father's name in honour of him and Rosalind.
She also explained how she felt the role had made her feel closer to him. "I feel I have celebrated his life and his purpose of life, and also felt close to him in a strange way, standing up on that stage."