Nicole Kidman Shares How Keith Urban Helped Her Move Past One of Life’s Darkest Moments

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For Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, it was love at first sight.

The Oscar-winning actress, 49, looked back on her high-profile, 10-year marriage with the country superstar in a new interview on CBS Sunday Morning that will be televised Sunday, December 18. “We just had chemistry,” Kidman recalled. “I never underestimate the power of chemistry.”

The couple first met over a decade ago at the G’Day USA Gala, which honors Australians based in L.A. Following a whirlwind romance, they married at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, in 2006. This past June, the pair celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary—and Urban posted a photo from that fateful first encounter.

“Our very first photo together in 2005, minutes after being introduced to each other,” Urban shared. “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BABY. LOOOOOOOOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!”

The couple, who share two young girls–Sunday, 7, and Faith, 5–have dealt with some trying times, but their foundation is solid. In 2014, Kidman endured one of the darkest moments of her life when her father, Dr. Tony Kidman, suddenly passed away.

“I knew at some point that was going to come. But boy, when it comes, it’s – it lays you out. It laid me out,” she shared. “I was like, ‘I don’t even know how to get up from this.'”

Her husband was the one to help her back up.

“I called him screaming and crying,” Kidman continued. “And he was about to go on stage. And he walked off stage and he got on a plane. He had just gotten there. He flew six hours, and he was right back there. And he literally picked me up and carried – pretty much carried me through the next two weeks. And that to me, that’s a marriage, and that’s love. And I’m so grateful to have that. And I also had, you know, my children going, ‘It’s going to be all right, Momma.’”

CBS Sunday Morning airs Sundays at 9 a.m. ET.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.