Keith Urban on breakup rumors with Nicole: that’s really hurtful to our kids

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Most celebrity couples are the subject of tabloid rumors at some point in their relationship. Keith Urban recently spoke out about how those rumors affect his daughters with actress Nicole Kidman: ten-year-old Sunday and seven-year-old Faith.

During an appearance on an Australian morning radio show on Monday, the country singer said that while he takes rumors with a grain of salt, “When you have kids it changes it because that’s really hurtful to kids.” He added that, “They don’t quite understand, and they go, ‘Why are they saying that?’ and you go, ‘Because it sells. It sells magazines. It’s the only reason they’re doing it.’ That part of it is a bit rough.”

While I don’t recall seeing any rumors about the 50-year-old singer and his 51-year-old wife, the two were spotted happily posing for photos at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado last week. Keith was at the film fest supporting his wife’s two films, Boy Erased, co-starring Russell Crowe, and the crime drama Destroyer, which is already generating some Oscar buzz for Nicole. Keith pointed out that he found it “absurd” that stories detailing the demise of their marriage are accompanied by photos like these and calls the press who run the false reports “a bunch of wankers.”

Keith and Nicole have been together for 12 years, which is quite an impressive run. He said that his family don’t believe the rumors at all, telling the radio show, “They know. Everybody knows us. I particularly laugh when they go, ‘An inside source,’ because anyone who’s close to us knows how bulls**t that is.”

Earlier this month, Nicole posted a photo to Instagram of her husband working on some new music from the bathroom. She captioned the shot, “Whatever it takes to get the right sound when you’re recording. Nothing like the acoustics in a hotel bathroom.” Hey, I get it. I sound phenomenal when I sing in the shower. Get me on a stage and someone thinks a cat is being tortured somewhere.

I can’t imagine these two are just putting on a good face. From what I can see, they’ve got a great relationship. Not only does Keith support Nicole’s work, she’s popped up at many dates on Keith’s current 58-city Graffiti U World Tour. She proudly posted a photo of her husband performing at a show in Nashville and even joined him on stage in Chicago a few weeks ago. Are these things people who aren’t in love do? I tend to think not. Keep on keeping on you two, don’t let the “wankers” get you down.

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  1. Anastasia says:

    I’ve always gotten this weird sense she’s his beard, but I have no evidence for it.

    And I kind of think he’s protesting a bit too much. I haven’t seen or heard any rumors about them splitting up. ???

  2. Lana says:

    A bit of personal tea! I work in Nashville at a store they go to regularly and they are the NICEST people. Like incredibly, incredibly sweet. And while no one knows what happens behind closed doors, they seemed like a very nice, regular couple.

    • horseandhound says:

      I’m so happy to hear that. I’ve always been a fan of hers. she did always strike me as much more than a hollywood actress. she’s interested in so many things and passionate about her work.

      • Carrie says:

        Same here. Thanks for that!
        I’ve not heard any rumours but I only read gossip here so no idea. I like them together a lot.

  3. Renee says:

    I love Keith Urban! He’s so hot & my celeb “free pass”.

  4. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I think they’re cute. And it feels legit. I’m glad to hear theyre so nice when they come into your shop!

  5. Eleonor says:

    I wish Nicole stopped with the blonde hair. I saw Big Little Lies and red is her colour.
    That’s all I have to say.

    • bitchy architect says:

      Speaking from experience as a 49 year-old… I think the reason actresses like Nicole and Julia go blond is its easier to maintain when your roots are grey/white… red is super tough to maintain. It totally highlights your white roots.
      But how amazing would both of those ladies look with gorgeous silver locks!

    • kosmos says:

      Yes, I think curly red is her original hair color and texture. I saw her recently in a very early film she did. She was also not “thin” at all in her early years, more of a medium build and weight all around, but always tall. I’ve always admired her natural grace and wide range of abilities as an actress. I also think Keith is a great partner for her and I don’t believe those rumors, of course, and I hope it’s never going to be the case with them.

  6. Veronica S. says:

    Apparently bathrooms have surprisingly good acoustics in general because of the tile – there’s a bonus song on Hozier’s album (“Cherry Wine”) that he recorded in one, lol.

    She seems really excited about this film. It’s kind of nice to see her passionate about a project once again.