OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban’s Grammy Pre-Party at the Mall

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I mean this as the highest form of praise. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman look like any other middle-aged suburban couple taking their children to the mall. Urban’s in jeans and a T-shirt, holding hands with daughter Sunday. And Kidman’s in Converse sneakers, cargo skinnies, a plaid shirt and a jean jacket tied around her waist, holding daughter Faith on her hip. It’s all just so … well … normal. The Urban clan was spotted at Century City mall in Los Angeles , where they reportedly closed down the Giggles N’ Hugs children’s restaurant (a place that has a kid’s menu full of offerings like edamane, cusabi slaw and Nutella paninis) to have a private party on Saturday (Feb. 9). Not sure which kids and grownups were on the guest list, but knowing how many country stars were out in California for the Grammy Awards , I hope maybe some of Nashville’s finest were there with their little ones.