On Monday, June 25th, country music entertainer Keith Urban and wife actress Nicole Kidman celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary! As many can confirm, marriage is constant work. So how do two well-known people with demanding careers and young children, 9-year-old Sunday Rose and 7-year-old Faith Margaret, make it work?
“I’m a work in progress,” Urban candidly expressed to multiple media outlets during the 2018 CMA Music Festival. “We’re just like any married couple, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t work. Trying to balance work and family life is challenging for everyone, and it’s no different for us.”
Commitment and connection are key to the couple’s strong relationship.
“We’re very, very ‘in it’ as a couple: very awake, very present and very in love,” the country music superstar shared. “When it does go out of balance, we fix it quickly. We do whatever we’ve got to do. We travel, we do whatever it takes to not be apart.”
Interestingly enough, texting each other is a big no-go for Keith and Nicole as a means of communication when career obligations require them to be in different places.
“We’ve done this since the very beginning. The reason it started at the beginning was because I didn’t know how to text and it just kind of worked for us. So now we don’t,” Kidman disclosed to Parade Magazine in a brand new interview. “We just do voice to voice or skin to skin, as we always say. We talk all the time and we FaceTime but we just don’t text because I feel like texting can be misrepresentative at times.”
“And I’ve had the thing where I reread texts and I’m like, “What does that mean?” and then read it to somebody and go ‘Can you interpret that?’ I don’t want that between my lover and I,” the actress added.
While the famous pair work hard on their marriage, Nicole would never claim to ‘know it all’ when it comes to having a lasting relationship.
“We never tell anybody any advice about their relationship or think that we have a secret. We just approach it with humility and hope and just really love hanging out,” she said. “I mean it’s that simple. We love spending time together. We have a lot of fun together and we just choose each other. If there is one person I can hang out with, it’s him and the girls and that’s it.”
Keith and Nicole’s approach to their marriage is refreshingly simple and can be adopted into practice by anyone. We wish this couple many more years of wedded bliss together!
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