Keith’s ro­man­tic sur­prise for Ni­cole

Swoon! How the Kiwi brought his lady love to tears

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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.

Ear­lier this

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.

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