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A Lovely Couple

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Nicole Kidman opened up in a new interview about how her relationship with husband Keith Urban has such longevity, and she told The Sydney Morning Herald how they work so well as a couple. She explained just how Urban makes her feel:

"I like to relax by meditating, but what makes me feel most comfortable and secure is being with Keith. Having a partner by your side, someone with whom you can talk, who loves you and who you love, balances everything. Before I met him, I was more scared. Now I feel protected thanks to this great friend and wonderful partner I have."

Finding Some Peace Together

Kidman also mentioned her introverted nature, and how Urban fits nicely into that tendency instead of forcing her to change her ways.

"I'm an introvert by nature, pretty quiet – someone who would rather stay at home. I'm very sensitive, so my capacity to deal with a lot of tension makes me want to withdraw from stressful situations. When I get home, the thing I look forward to the most is being able to hug my children and Keith, and that's the kind of feeling which will always keep us connected."

Raising Their Family

Urban has also been quick to express his love for Kidman]( and how much he loves the family that they've made together.

"She’s an extraordinary mum, she really, really is. Those girls are very, very lucky, and I feel very lucky that the children I should have in this world happen to be with Nic. I don’t know anything about raising kids and Nic does.

It’s really made for an experience I wouldn’t have had without that. Her patience, her recognizing them as people and not just little kids is really extraordinary. Her attention to honoring their feelings and listening to them right from day one – really being attentive to that is not how I was raised at all, so it’s really beautiful to see."

Making Things Work

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Marriage can be hard work, but Kidman has been transparent in the past about the efforts that they make to keep their family happy and whole.

"Obviously I work hard, but when I’m off, I’m off. Keith and I are very good at immediately clicking off because we have a really good life in Nashville that’s very simple, quiet and nourishing because we’ve made it like that.

We’re pretty strict with the boundaries on what we allow in terms of work into our home. I used to have an office in my house and I just got rid of it – it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I finally went, ‘This is not a good thing.’

We don’t have a TV in our bedroom, we’re that couple. I highly recommend that. And no computers in bed."

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