Keith and Nicole: Home at last
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have two beautiful daughters, but no matter how lovely his girls are, Keith will always love his wife more.
While most parents would confess to loving their children more than their partner, Keith says his Nicole is the centre of his universe, and always will be.
"We're very, very tight as a family unit and the children are our life, but I know the order of my love," the country music star tells the April issue The Australian Women's Weekly. "It's my wife and then my daughters. I just think it's really important for the kids."
"There are too many parents who start to lose the plot a little and start to give all their love to the kids, and then the partner starts to go without. And then everybody loses. As a kid, all I needed to know was that my parents were solid. Kids shouldn't feel like they are being favoured. It's a dangerous place."
Keith and Nicole, both 44, met in Los Angeles in 2005 and married in Sydney the following year. Nicole gave birth to their first daughter, Sunday Rose, in July 2008 and their second child Faith was born to a surrogate in December 2010.
Keith says Nicole is his "spiritual other half" and says it is absolutely impossible not to love her.
"I truly think there are only two kinds of people in the world," Keith says. "There are people who love Nic and people who haven't met her yet. I really do. People who say negative things about her, I think, well, you just can't have met her yet. You can't have.
"Because she's sensitive and joyous, and wonderfully compassionate and empathetic towards people, and she has a heart that is just infinite in size. She has such a zest for life. And she's as loyal as the day is long. And I still can't quite believe I got to marry her, quite frankly."
Keith is a coach on new singing show The Voice, which airs on the Nine Network from Sunday, April 15, at 6.30pm. Keith's latest album, Get Closer, is available now. For more information, visit the official Keith Urban website.
Read more of this story in the April issue of The Australian Women's Weekly.