Fast Marriage Facts - Nicole and Keith:
Wedding Date: June 25, 2006.
First Marriage: No.
Did You Know?
Nicole and Keith were able to work through problems that surfaced within the first four months of their marriage.
Keith Lionel Urbahn, aka Keith Urban: October 26, 1967 in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand. He was raised on a 12-acre farm in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia.
How Nicole and Keith Met:Keith and Nicole first met in Los Angeles, California in January 2005 at an awards dinner that the Australian government held in honor of famous Australians.
Nicole and Keith reportedly spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2005 at Keith's Nashville home with both sets of parents. A favorite strolling place of the couple is Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.
Their first public appearance together was at the Grammy Awards in February, 2006. Although Nicole was spotted wearing an engagement ring in November, 2005, Keith and Nicole did not announce their engagement until May 13, 2006.
- Bachelorette Party: June 21, 2006, hosted by Nicole's sister Antonia. Guests included Wendy Day, Naomi Watts, and relatives and friends.
- Bachelor Party: June 23, 2006. Keith stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel prior to their wedding. His bachelor party was described as a quiet one at a local bar.
Ages at Wedding:Nicole had just turned 39 years old and Keith was 38 years old when they married.
Wedding Information:Nicole and Keith were married on June 25, 2006 in North Sydney at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Sydney Harbor, the chapel was decorated with white freesias, gardenias, and carnations.
Jesuit priest and 30-year family friend, Father Paul Coleman, was the officiant at the candlelit ceremony with 1000 candles held just after sundown. To the music of a quartet from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, her father who walked her down the aisle under a spotlight. Nicole and Keith said traditional vows to one another.
Arriving in a cream 1948 Rolls Royce, Nicole wore a simple, romantic, ivory-colored tulle wedding dress designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. The gown had "softly pleated Empire-style sleeves, Cornelli lacework". She wore pearl drop earrings, Christian Louboutin heels, a sheer veil, and carried a simple bouquet of white roses. Keith was dressed in a black suit with a white vest and had a white rose in his lapel.
Nicole's daughter Isabella was a bridesmaid. Her son Connor was an usher.
Nicole's sister Antonia was her maid of honor. Her niece Lucia was the flower girl. Keith's brother Shane was best man and nephew Blake processed in with Lucia. After the ceremony, the chapel bells rang for five minutes.
The reception was held in a white marquee that was erected on the St. Patrick's Estate for the occasion. It was decorated with thousands of white and pink roses.
Wedding guests included Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, Baz Luhrmann, Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng, Laclan Murdoch, Marlon Holden, Neil Finn, Catherine Martin, and Sarah O'Hare.
People.com about the wedding reception: "Both Jackman and Crowded House's Neil Finn performed at the reception, which had a 'passion' theme and red color scheme – including red carnations hanging from huge chandeliers and red roses on the tables."
Singing "Making Memories of Us", Keith serenaded Nicole at the reception. Nicole and Keith asked for no gifts at their wedding. They asked their nearly 230 guests to donate money to the Sydney Children's Hospital.
According to SFGate.com, Nicole and Keith are the "first guests of the Royal Estate over-water bungalow" at the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.The luxury room's rates are $15,000 a night.
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Occupations:Nicole: Oscar winning actress, singer.
Keith: Award winning country music performer who plays several instruments.
- Isabella Jane Cruise: Born 1992.
- Connor Antony Cruise: Born 1995.
- Sunday Rose Kidman Urban: Born 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Faith Margaret Kidman Urban: Born 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee through a gestational carrier. Nicole and Keith are Faith's biological parents.
- Mansion in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville.
- Waterfront home at Darling Point in Sydney, Australia.
- A $4.5 million yacht.
Nicole: "It [moving to Nashville] was perfect timing, because I had nowhere to live. I was living out of suitcases when I met Keith. I suppose in the back of my mind I was waiting to meet somebody. And I wanted it to be that if that person didn't live in New York or Los Angeles, I would be able to move. In the back of my head, I was thinking I may have to put my roots down somewhere. I was going to move to Oregon ... I love living a ways away. That's what I've worked for in my career, to not have to live in Los Angeles. So it was fortuitous that Keith happened to live in Tennessee. He brought me down to this place called Leipers Fork, just outside of Nashville, very lush and rural. I just went aaah. You know how you dream as a girl; I'm one of those people. I would meet a guy, then I would imagine myself married and with kids within the first hour. [Laughs] But it worked out."
Source: Jennifer Aniston. "Nicole Kidman: The Interview." HarpersBazaar.com. 1/05/2011.
Previous Marriages/Relationships:Nicole was married to Tom Cruise on 12/24/1990. She said in 2012 that she wore a vintage dress she found in an Amsterdam flea market and that she still had it. Kidman and Cruise separated on 2/05/2001 and divorced on 8/8/2001.
Nicole: “I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don’t regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it. It was all a part of growing up.”
Source: Sarah Grant. "Nicole Kidman Stars As WHO Turns 20." Yahoo.com. 10/03/2012.
Keith was engaged to Laura Sigler. Their 8-year relationship ended in 2002 due to Keith's drug problems.