Keith’s romantic surprise for Nicole
Swoon! How the Kiwi brought his lady love to tears
On the eve of her 50th birthday, Nicole Kidman’s life is better than it’s ever been – and now she has even more reason to celebrate.
Nicole was on the Cannes red carpet last week promoting her movie The Killing of a Sacred
Deer when her husband Keith Urban appeared beside her with a romantic surprise. Onlookers say the starry-eyed musician appeared to ask his wife to marry him again – and Nicole was so moved, she burst into tears in full view of everyone.
In a beautiful show of commitment, Kiwi-born Keith took his wife’s hand and told her how much he wants to reaffirm his devotion to her. His request to renew their vows overwhelmed Nicole, who has, at times, feared for their marriage.
Just last week, Woman’s Day reported that Nicole had dreaded turning 50. Struggling to accept the fact she won’t have any more children and heartbroken over her strained relationship with her adopted kids, Nicole Kidman hadn’t been looking forward to her birthday next month.
But things are finally looking up for the Aussie actress, who now has a reason to celebrate – and these pictures of the intimate moment show her relationship is stronger than ever.
Red-carpet displays of affection are not uncommon for Nicole and Keith, 49, who are famous for their “kuzzle” clinch. But Nicole’s raw emotion made it clear this was no ordinary outing for the loved-up couple.
It’s understood they will time their vow renewal to coincide with Nicole’s birthday on June 20, which is five days before their 11th wedding anniversary.
year, Keith told reporters he was planning a big surprise for Nicole’s birthday and hinted it would be major. “I gotta keep it a secret!” he said. “I’m planning stuff right now that I can’t talk about! I feel incredibly lucky and blessed, definitely.” Nicole and Keith – who have daughters Sunday, eight, and Faith, six – have weathered many storms during their relationship, including Keith’s admission to rehab just months into their marriage and his rumoured connection with Jennifer Lopez while on American Idol. But they’ve survived and the couple are more committed to each other than ever. It’s fitting that Keith chose the Cannes red carpet for his big moment. Nicole has been dubbed this year’s Queen of Cannes, due to appearing in four projects screening at the festival – two of which are in the running for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, marking a new high in her career trajectory.
Her recent acting resurgence includes her star turn in TV series BigLittleLies with Reese Witherspoon, and has won her a whole legion of new fans.
“Suddenly I was being recognised ... Women were coming up to me on the streets,” says Nicole. “They were all talking about the character and what was going to happen next. I was even getting texts from Keith’s friends.”
With her career riding high and her union about to be renewed, it seems the next stage of Nicole’s life could be the best yet.
The tears flowed on the Cannes red carpet when Keith surprised his wife with a proposal. Above: Keith gets the answer he was hoping for! Below: Normally composed, Nicole couldn’t control her emotions.