Ni­cole Kid­man's tough life lessons

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Ni­cole Kid­man learned to take a step back when her hus­band fought through his ad­dic­tion. The 'Eyes Wide Shut' star sup­ported her hus­band Keith Ur­ban when he checked him­self into re­hab in 2007 for al­co­hol ad­dic­tion and ad­mits it was tough to tell him she couldn't fix it for him and he had to be the one to make a change. Speak­ing in The Jess Ca­gle In­ter­view, she said: "[I'd ad­vise them] to get help. To put your hand up, to reach out. There is ab­so­lutely help out there. You can't save some­body, they've got to save them­selves. "It is a very big thing for peo­ple like me who go, 'I can take care of you. I can do it.' At some point, you just have to say, 'I love you and I'm here when you de­cide to do the work. If you don't, then that's it.' It's not easy, but there's an ex­tra­or­di­nary life if you do get there through help." And Keith com­pletely un­der­stood Ni­cole's stand­point and found it "deeply inspiring". Speak­ing in 2007, he said: "Ni­cole lis­tened to her heart and did what she felt was the right thing to do. To see that kind of love in ac­tion, that's very mov­ing and deeply inspiring and just makes me want to be a bet­ter man." Mean­while, things have gone from strength to strength for the cou­ple - who have Faith, five, and Sun­day, eight, to­gether - and Keith has praised Ni­cole for be­ing an "in­cred­i­ble" mother. He said: "[She's] an in­cred­i­ble mom. Lov­ing, ma­ter­nal, and [she's] teach­ing me a lot about how to raise chil­dren, espe­cially girls. I have no ref­er­ence for girls. I grew up in a house of boys, so it's quite the learn­ing curve." And Ni­cole pre­vi­ously re­vealed her two chil­dren give her ad­vice on what out­fits she should wear to pick them up from school. She shared: "I would go to the school to pick them up, and they'd be like, 'Please don't pick me up in sweat­pants or jeans,' They're like, 'Can you just get dressed up and do your hair and put on makeup and wear heels?'"

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