Published January 18, 2011
Sandra Bullock surprised the world last April when it was revealed that she had adopted a baby boy at the beginning of the year, yet had managed to keep him a secret through a shocking split from husband Jesse James and a slew of public appearances during a successful awards season where she won the Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics Choice Award.
And now it seems fellow awards nominee Nicole Kidman was taking notes.
In a statement released on Monday, reps for Kidman and her country crooner husband Keith Urban confirmed that the Australian couple is biological parents to Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, who was born on Dec. 28 at The Women’s Hospital at Centennial in Nashville via a gestational carrier.
"Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret," the family said in a statement. "No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier."
But is the “surprise baby” becoming a Hollywood trend?
“The revelation that Nicole and Keith had quietly become parents again last month was definitely a huge surprise, I don’t think anyone saw that coming,” pop culture/entertainment expert Scott Huver told Pop Tarts. “It certainly feels like a replay of last year’s Sandra Bullock story, where she navigated the entire Hollywood awards show circuit without giving the media any hint that she had a new baby at home. Sandra definitely kept her awards tour focused away from what she had going on at home, avoiding allowing baby news to overshadow her successful bid for the Oscar. But with big events left to Nicole to hit – she’s up for a Screen Actors Guild Award and is in the running for an Oscar nomination – she’s definitely opened the floodgates for questions about the new baby to take center stage.”
Kidman and Urban happily relished in all the glitz and glamour of awards season over the weekend, showing no signs of being weary parents with a newborn at home.
“I haven’t been with familiar with awards season recently so it is just really nice to part of it again with this film,” Kidman exclusively told FOX411’s Pop Tarts at the Critics Choice Awards on Friday evening, where she was nominated for her work in “Rabbit Hole.” “It’s been five years in the making and I’m just so grateful to be included. Sometimes you can’t help but hear what critics say about you, but I have to say the critics took this film and really made it what it is.”
The following day, Kidman, 43, made an appearance at the BAFTA Los Angeles Award Season Tea (sans Urban) and on Sunday was all smiles as she and Urban strode hand-in-hand down the red carpet at the Golden Globes, where Kidman was again nominated for "Rabbit Hole."
However, the evening didn’t end for the proud new parents who later hit up the Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's Golden Globe After Party, followed by the CAA party at the famed Sunset Towers.
“It definitely seemed unusual that, with a new baby at home and with their primary residence in Nashville, Nicole and Keith made time in their schedule to make the full rounds on the party-packed Globes weekend rather than just slipping in for the big day on Sunday,” added Huver. “I'm sure they're enjoying a doubly celebratory time in their personal and professional lives right now.”
Married in 2006, Kidman and Urban welcomed daughter Sunday Rose into the world in July 2008. Kidman and former husband Tom Cruise also adopted two children, Isabella and Conner, during their marriage. PE1
Just a couple of weeks before Faith was born, Kidman was pinching herself that life was real.
“I’m in a state of absolute wonder, having all this in my life, I never thought this was going to be me in my forties. A new baby. I just love the energy of young children in the house, it is just lovely. It puts me in a state of humility and compassion,” Kidman told Pop Tarts while promoting “Rabbit Hole,” which she both starred in and produced. “I just want to have my husband, my baby and Bella and Conner. For me, they’re my favorite people in the world.”