Keith Urban Thought Nicole Kidman Was ‘Way Out Of His League’

When Keith Urban first met Nicole Kidman, he waited months to give her a call because he ‘not in a million years’ thought she’d be interested in him.

By Admin on August 1, 2018
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Though Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman couldn’t be more solid now, there was a time when he wasn’t so sure. It took the country superstar months to muster the courage to ask his now-wife out.

“I thought she was way out of my league,” Urban told Australia’s Interview. “It’s not an ‘Oh shucks, oh me’ story. It’s legit. I’m a kid from Brissy [Brisbane], and went to Nashville. It’s always what I wanted to do. And somewhere along the way I end up meeting Nic. I might have a wild imagination about the possibilities in life, obviously, but not in a million years did I think that some girl like that would be interested in me. At all.”

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The 51-year-old admitted that he wasn’t in the best place in his life when he first met Kidman.

“I wasn’t in a very healthy place in my life,” Urban said. “I’d never have thought she’d see anything in a guy like me. But at some point I plucked up the courage to call those numbers and she answered, and we started talking and we talked and talked and talked and talked and it was effortless.”

Kidman ended up taking the initial steps to save Urban’s life from addiction. She put together an intervention so that he could kick his bad habits just four months after they got married in 2006. He has since stayed sober.

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