Nicole Kidman Gushes About Marriage to Keith Urban: ‘He’s Opened Me Up’

Nicole Kidman is still as in love with her husband, Keith Urban, as the day they wed in 2006. The actress opened up about their marriage in a new interview with Marie Claire Australia, gushing about her husband of 14 years.

“He just came along and protected me,” Nicole said. “He’s loved me, given me confidence, and made me so much more comfortable. He knows who I am and he’s opened me up. We have an interesting balance because I’m an introvert and he’s an extrovert.”

They might both be celebrities, but Nicole insists their life away from the spotlight is perfectly normal, and rather quiet.

“I’ve got an incredible life now, though. I actually have a very simple life, strangely enough,” Nicole said. “Everyone thinks it must be so complicated, but it’s not. My creative life is off the charts, but my actual life with my husband and two daughters is quite simple.”

Their life may not be complicated, but they do have to navigate child care for their two daughters, 12-year-old Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, nine, which can be a bit challenging since they divide their time between Nashville and Australia.

“We never leave the kids; one of us is always there,” Nicole said. “When Keith went to Nashville and I had to work late nights, I rang [my sister Antonia] and asked her to move in with the girls and she did, and bought along her kids. That’s special. It’s the nature of what we’re all having to do now – you get to be commune-like; this extended family where you’re all raising each other’s kids together. We’ve all had to go back to basics, and this year has required it because people are pleading for help.”

Keith might be the sole male in a house of females (except for the family dog, who is a boy), but the singer-songwriter has found a way to cope with all of the girl power.

“At times, he just needs to escape with his guitar,” Nicole shared. “Sometimes I’ll find him in his closet playing guitar. That’s when I know we really need to give him space. Oh, and he googles cars. I’ll know when he’s stressed ’cause he’s googling cars. I couldn’t care less what car I’m driving; you can pick me up in any old thing. But Keith and Faith love cars.”