OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Is “More Like an Ocean”?

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I get that Keith Urban has a big personality. But how in the world is he like an ocean? That, I don’t know. So let’s try to analyze his wife Nicole Kidman’s words from the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands now. She says, and I quote, that Urban is “more like an ocean; he took me out.” As in, took her out to sea? Or that he took her out of a bad place?

The context here, if it helps, is that she is comparing her marriage to Urban to her marriage to Tom Cruise. Kidman goes on to say that Urban has “a bigger, stronger personality; that’s what I’ve been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone’s got their back,” she told the magazine.

So could Urban be ocean-like in that he surrounds Kidman with a deep and wide current of love? It all sounds very “She’s My Kind of Rain” to me, which I never fully understood. But still, it seems pretty romantic.

A few other things she revealed about her life with country music’s favorite Aussie: 1) “He just gave me confidence, through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things.” 2) “It takes a lot to shock Keith.” 3) “Red-carpet truths!” (Admitting she gets body makeup on Urban’s tux when they pose for pictures.)

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.