Nicole Kidman Shares Motorcycle Date That Made Her Fall in Love With Keith Urban

Getting to watch a celebrity couple move through their relationship is a little like watching a long movie unfold. Fans are often rooting for their favorite celebrities to find and keep love, and getting sweet glimpses of the way their relationship develops is quite rewarding. This is certainly the case for fans of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Kidman and Urban were so smitten by one another that they rushed into marriage shortly after meeting. That kind of hurried love is often a recipe for disaster — in the celebrity world or elsewhere — but those who can make it work often end up with some of the very best stories. 

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban had a whirlwind romance 

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Kidman and Urban met in 2005 at an event for Australian diplomacy within the United States. Their shared background as Aussies was what led them to attend the event, and Kidman was taken with Urban right away, but because she didn’t hear from him, she thought he didn’t feel the same. Urban, on the other hand, insists it just took him a few months to get up his courage. 

“I’d never have thought she’d see anything in a guy like me. But at some point I plucked up the courage to call those numbers and she answered,” Urban explained. Once he made the call, things moved really quickly. They were married by June of 2006, just a few months after they officially started dating. They were surrounded by their celebrity friends from both of their respective worlds: film and country music. 

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban weathered storms

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While their rush to marriage had the signs of a picture-perfect romance, shortly after they wed there was trouble for the pair. Urban had been publicly open about his drug use, and Kidman staged an intervention. Urban credits the marriage itself with the strength he needed to recover: “It survived, but it’s a miracle it did. I was spiritually awoken with her. I use the expression ‘I was born into her,’ and that’s how I feel. And for the first time in my life, I could shake off the shackles of addiction.” 

Since the pair made it through that challenge, they have been inseparable. Fans adore their sweet relationship and definitely root for them and their beautiful family. Kidman and Urban have two daughters together, and watching this family grow has been a wonderful treat. 

Nicole Kidman has opened up about falling in love

Now fans can enjoy a little more information about just how these lovebirds fell for one another. Kidman opened up for WJS Magazine and revealed an early moment in her relationship with Urban that had her falling hard. One of their first dates consisted of a motorcycle ride through Woodstock and a wooded romantic picnic. How could anyone keep from falling in love with those conditions? Kidman certainly couldn’t resist. “I was a goner—I mean, c’mon,” Kidman explained. 

What started on that romantic motorcycle trip has grown into a much more complex and deep love. Today, the pair choose their professional projects in a way that allows them to be present for one another and for their two young children. Kidman chooses her projects based on the filming schedule and location and works around Urban’s tour schedule to ensure that they can make it all come together. 

This pair may have started out with a rushed marriage that seemed unlikely to last, but they have proven the critics wrong and created a romantic partnership nearly 14 years in the making. These days, they stand out as one of Hollywood’s strongest — and cutest — couples.