After years of want­ing to ex­pand their fam­ily, Nic and Keith have been granted a happy mir­a­cle

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Of all the roles she’s played, moth­er­hood has been Ni­cole Kid­man’s favourite. But hav­ing turned 50 in June, the Aussie ac­tress was be­gin­ning to think her dream of ex­pand­ing her fam­ily with hus­band Keith Ur­ban had slipped out of her grasp – un­til now.

In ex­cit­ing news, Woman’s Day can con­firm the de­lighted cou­ple are hav­ing not one, but two baby boys with the help of a sur­ro­gate! The dou­ble bun­dle of joy will bring the pair’s brood to four – they are al­ready par­ents to daugh­ters Sun­day Rose, nine, and Faith Mar­garet, six – and we’re told their new­born sons are due in Fe­bru­ary next year.

“Nic and Keith couldn’t be hap­pier,” a close friend of the thrilled cou­ple tells Woman’s Day. “It’s some­thing they’ve talked about for a long time now and they have to pinch them­selves that their dream is fi­nally com­ing true.”

It’s not the first time the duo has turned to sur­ro­gacy to wel­come a child, with Faith hav­ing been born via a ges­ta­tional car­rier. While they hoped to use the same woman again, Ni­cole and Keith were heart­bro­ken when she turned them down.


“She told them that she is done hav­ing ba­bies but she did of­fer to help find some­one suit­able,” says our source.

“In the end they came up with a short­list of three and in­ter­viewed them all be­fore set­tling on some­one they both think is ideal.”

The woman in ques­tion is in her early 30s, mar­ried and has two chil­dren of her own.

“She doesn’t smoke, drink al­co­hol or do drugs, and is very health con­scious,” the in­sider says of the sur­ro­gate. “Above all, she seems very calm and has a happy home en­vi­ron­ment – ev­ery­thing Nic and Keith could pos­si­bly want in some­one they are en­trust­ing with their un­born ba­bies.”

Ni­cole and Keith have had mul­ti­ple vis­its with both the sur­ro­gate and her hus­band since learn­ing she was preg­nant with their twins four months ago.

“The ba­bies are due around Valen­tine’s Day,” says our in­sider.

“Nic knows how much it means for Keith to have a son – and now they’re hav­ing two. Keith broke down in tears – they both did – when they got a phone call about the ba­bies. They rushed over to the sur­ro­gate’s home to cel­e­brate. Keith has al­ready bought them baby-sized cow­boy hats.”

Over the past year, Ni­cole, who is also mum to adopted chil­dren Is­abella, 24, and Con­nor, 22, with ex-hus­band Tom Cruise, has spo­ken of­ten of the joy moth­er­hood brings her. And she’s done noth­ing to hide her strong de­sire to be­come a mum again later in life.

“When it comes to it, I just wanna be a mama,” she said re­cently. “I sup­pose my ma­ter­nal in­stincts and drive has al­ways been there since I was lit­tle and that’s a huge driv­ing force of who I am. I love be­ing a mother.”

And cer­tainly friends of the ac­tress aren’t sur­prised to hear news she and Keith are ex­pect­ing again.

“Nic has been very open about want­ing an­other baby,” says our in­sider, who adds that at first the ac­tress hoped to get preg­nant her­self, de­spite her age and the dif­fi­culty she had con­ceiv­ing in the past.


It was Keith who con­vinced his wife that sur­ro­gacy would give them the best chance at giv­ing their lit­tle girls a sib­ling once more.

“Nic agreed,” says the friend. “She might not

‘It’s a huge driv­ing force of who I am. I love be­ing a mother’

have been able to get preg­nant, but there was no way they were go­ing to give up on their baby dream.”

Now that their much-longed for bubs are on the way, both Ni­cole and Keith are clear­ing their work sched­ules for early next year so they can be hands-on with the twins, who they hope to take to their home in Nashville im­me­di­ately after they are born.

Ni­cole has been busier than ever in re­cent months, com­plet­ing her film and TV com­mit­ments ahead of a break when the twins ar­rive. Mean­while, Keith re­vealed last week he has of­fi­cially turned down the chance to reprise his judg­ing role on the re­vamped Amer­i­can Idol next year.

“Nic has made it clear they wants to stay home with the ba­bies for a few months, and after that she plans to take them on set with her,” says the source. “She just wants to con­cen­trate on be­ing a mum. After all, noth­ing makes her hap­pier.”

Shar­ing their news with the world!

The proud dad with daugh­ters Sun­day (left) and Faith. Break­ing the news to her good friend Naomi Watts last week.

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