Aloha, hus­band!

Ni­cole’s ro­man­tic gift

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - CONTENTS -

Keith Ur­ban told friends he and Ni­cole Kid­man had “noth­ing spe­cial” planned ahead of his 50th birth­day. But lit­tle did he know, his lovely wife, to­gether with the cou­ple’s daugh­ters Sun­day, nine, and six-year-old Faith, had cooked up the per­fect birth­day sur­prise. Ni­cole asked Keith to marry her – again!

“Ni­cole wanted to do some­thing spe­cial for Keith for his 50th, and she knew pop­ping the ques­tion and propos­ing a sec­ond wed­ding would make him smile,” a source close to the pair tells Woman’s Day of the mo­ment the ac­tress

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re­vealed her plan to him on his birth­day, Oc­to­ber 26. “She told friends af­ter­wards that it’s some­thing she’d been plan­ning for months.”

With fam­ily first and fore­most in the cou­ple’s life, Woman’s Day has learned Ni­cole chose Hawaii, where she was born, as the idyl­lic des­ti­na­tion for their ro­man­tic sec­ond wed­ding. Not only have they trav­elled there on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions, but in April, Keith re­port­edly bought Ni­cole’s child­hood home as a sur­prise for her own 50th birth­day.

It’s also be­lieved that he calls his wife Hoku­lani, the Hawai­ian name she was given after her birth, as a term of en­dear­ment. “It means heav­enly star,” the ac­tress has ex­plained.

While their first wed­ding, on June 25, 2006, was a huge af­fair in Syd­ney with a big bridal party and A-list guests, Ni­cole and Keith want to keep things far less flashy the sec­ond time around.

Heart­felt vows

They plan to re­turn to Hawaii with a small group of fam­ily and friends in at­ten­dance. For now, the date and the ex­act lo­ca­tion are be­ing kept un­der wraps, but Ni­cole is said to be busy plan­ning the per­fect day.

She’s mak­ing it all very per­sonal – from the cake to her dress, which will be far more ca­sual than the gown she wore to her first wed­ding – and she’s writ­ing her own vows, which will no doubt be in­cred­i­bly heart­felt and emo­tional.

Hav­ing cel­e­brated their 11th wed­ding an­niver­sary this year, Ni­cole and Keith both be­lieve now is the per­fect time to re­new their vows.

“She’s hop­ing this sec­ond wed­ding will only make them stronger,” says a friend, adding that Ni­cole knows all the ups and downs they’ve faced have brought them closer to­gether. “She wants the day to be even more spe­cial than their first wed­ding – es­pe­cially as their girls will be there too.”

De­spite reg­u­lar whis­pers over the state of their union, our in­sider in­sists the cou­ple are en­joy­ing some of the best years of their mar­riage. Ni­cole has been par­tic­u­larly ef­fu­sive about her hus­band in re­cent times, call­ing him “the

great­est man in the world” in a so­cial me­dia post on his birth­day.

“Keith al­ways says to me, ‘You stay raw and sen­si­tive, and I’ll buf­fer things for you,’ which is a beau­ti­ful of­fer­ing,” she re­vealed in an in­ter­view just days later. “He is al­ways told, ‘You’re so tough.’ And he says, ‘That’s not what I want for you, Ni­cole. You don’t need to get a thick skin.’”

The Aussie star says she’s de­lighted she and Keith can set a shin­ing ex­am­ple of a strong, lov­ing part­ner­ship for their girls. “My big pas­sion is just my fam­ily ... my love,” she has said. “My daugh­ter said to me, ‘You and Daddy kiss all the time.’ I thought, ‘That’s such a fan­tas­tic thing for your daugh­ter to say to you.’”

The ic­ing on the cake! De­voted Ni­cole is set to cel­e­brate Keith’s mile­stone with a sec­ond wed­ding.

Sun­day (left) and Faith will be join­ing their folks in Hawaii for the big day. “We are so lucky that you are ours,” Ni­cole posted on Keith’s 50th.

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