Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman are perhaps one of the sexiest couples on the planet. And while a lot of celebrity couples have the good looks and the paparazzi potential like Nicole and Keith do, this Australian duo has something few celebrity couples share. They’re head-over-heels in love with each other. But recently, it has become clear that country singer Keith Urban found something else when he found Nicole.
He was in the throes of alcohol addiction until she helped pull him out of the depths of despair. If it weren’t for her, he would not be the success he is today.
Last year, Urban was stunned to received two American Music Awards. And since he had the opportunity to give his acceptance speech, it was no surprise that he thanked his wife Nicole while up on the stage. But he didn’t reveal all the things he was thankful for when it came to his wife. This past week he admitted it was Nicole, and nothing else, that saved him from his addiction to alcohol.
Urban and Kidman first met at an event that was honoring Australian entertainers. Kidman said she “literally stumbled into” Urban and they felt the undeniable connection.
Urban’s appearance gave Kidman a perfect chance to start again after her failed marriage with Tom Cruise. And just like that, Kidman and Urban began their whirlwind romance.
Not even a year after they met, the pair got engaged. And they started their life together.
“Meeting her and getting married wasn’t life-changing, it was life-beginning,” the singer said about their wedding. “It was literally, like, ‘OK, life starts.’”
But months after their wedding, Urban’s demons started to destroy their perfect relationship.
Urban was abusing alcohol while taking drugs like ecstasy and cocaine to make himself feel good.
“I’d go to sleep, wake up a couple of hours later, go at it again, drinking to take the edge off,” Urban said. “I knew I wasn’t at my full potential, and that’s what was starting to get to me. I was enslaved … I was living a very, very small life.”
It was Kidman who changed Urban’s life. She held an intervention just four months into their marriage. And since that day, Urban has been drug-free. 12 years sober and he is on top of the world. And he will readily admit it was all Nicole when it comes to his resurrection.
“I was spiritually awoken with her. I use the expression ‘I was born into her,’ and that’s how I feel. And for the first time in my life, I could shake off the shackles of addiction.”
Urban loved Nicole more than drugs and alcohol. As a result, he was able to leave that lifestyle behind and start over with his beautiful wife.
Now Urban and Kidman share two children, Sunday and Faith. Unfortunately, rumors are now circulating that Keith and Nicole are getting a divorce. It will be interesting to see how this affects Keith and if he falls back on his old addictions.