Published October 30, 2008
| Associated Press
SYDNEY, Australia – Actress Nicole Kidman is opening up about married life, saying that during the first three months of her marriage to country singer Keith Urban, the couple went to “hell and back.”
In an interview with Parade magazine, Kidman, 41, spoke candidly about Urban’s struggle with addiction, his stint in rehab and the birth of their daughter Sunday Rose.
“We were thrown into his alcohol problem three months into the marriage, and that was big,” she told Parade. “We became the closest we would become because we had to bear our souls. We did ten years of marriage in three months.”
Still, the actress and ex-wife of Tom Cruise said the marriage has granted her emotional fulfillment and blessed her with a newborn daughter, of whom she is fiercely protective.
Kidman said she experienced “whatever that primal thing is, the need and desire to keep her very protected,” and vowed that she would not expose her to public scrutiny at least until she grew up.
“For now, I’m still keeping her in a bubble,” she said.