Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on marrying later in life: 'We're determined not to screw it up'

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are determined not to "screw up" their marriage.

The 46-year-old actress tied the knot with the country musician in 2006 and they raise daughters Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret together.

While there have been rumours of the Australian stars' love life being in crisis, the Oscar-winning beauty insists they work hard at their relationship.

"There are kind of rules but they are also just desire... We also got married later in life and we kind of thought, 'We aren't going to screw this up and we are going to do everything we can to make this work,'" she explained on the Brig and Lehmo breakfast show on Melbourne's radio station GOLD104.3.

The couple try not to spend more than a fortnight apart and plan their work schedules around each other.

"If that means we can't go there and do that it's cool," she added. "I think when you are younger, and you are in your early twenties, and you are in a relationship and you are trying to make that work, that is a whole different thing than where we are at now."

Australian actress and member of the Feature Film Jury Nicole Kidman (L) and her husband, Australian country singer Keith Urban pose on May 19, 2013 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" presented in Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

In addition to making time for her husband, Nicole enjoys being a hands-on mom to her girls. She also loves travelling the little ones and praises them for being well-behaved.

"I do [the school runs], I love it. The other mothers are very warm and we get invited to the other birthday parties and we go," Nicole mused. "They have access to an iPad only when they are on the plane. And they get cereal on the plane... they get Coco Pops on the plane and they don’t get Coco Pops at home."

One person who understands Nicole's hectic lifestyle is her close friend, fellow Aussie actress Naomi Watts. The pair have been close for years and have surprised fans with their lasting bond.

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

"It's life-long friends. We have all just known each other and we have all grown up together," Nicole said. "It's been a long journey in terms of everyone's careers and what they have done. When we tell people the duration of our friendship people are shocked."

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