Odd Things About Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban's Marriage
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By SARAH TAYLOR
And BECKI LEDFORD
Four Month Wait
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban first met at the G'Day USA Gala in January 2005 and their courtship wasn't exactly love at first sight. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in 2013, Kidman admitted Urban waited four months before he actually asked her out on a date.
Quick Marriage
Kidman and Urban’s relationship quickly went into overdrive. She told Elle magazine in 2014 that she knew she wanted to marry Urban after dating him for only one month, saying "I'm spontaneous. I jump in. I kind of like getting married and then getting to know each other."
Urban in Rehab
Just four months after the couple got hitched, Urban suddenly checked himself into rehab for substance abuse issues. About a year later, Urban admitted to People that his decision to get clean and sober was catalyzed by the fear that he might, "lose it all."
Intervention
In a 2014 interview, Urban confessed it was Kidman who organized the intervention that helped him decide to enter rehab. "Meeting [Kidman] and falling in love with [her] and starting a relationship with [her] became — I realize now in hindsight — my sobriety," he said.
Lonely People
In the end, Kidman and Urban were in the ideal situation. Kidman elaborated, "I think we were two lonely people. I would probably say that two very lonely people managed to meet at a time when they could open themselves to each other. We were a mixture of frightened and brave."