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New daughter for 'blessed' Kidman

Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban have added a second daughter to their family, born through a surrogate mother.

The couple announced the arrival of Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born on December 28 at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital.

The Rabbit Hole actress and country singer Keith released a statement saying they were "truly blessed" and thanked everyone for their support, "our gestational carrier" in particular.

The couple also have a two-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose.

Nicole credited her first daughter's unexpected appearance to swimming in the waters of a small Australian Outback town during the filming of Australia.

She and six other women became pregnant after swimming in Kununurra.