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Match made in entertainment heaven

‘I didn’t know him, so I couldn’t really be a fan’, admitted Nicole Kidman, when asked what she thought of now husband Keith Urban prior to their meeting. Fifteen years later it’s a little different: ‘I’m his biggest fan’.

1 Keith Urban, 2007 Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan. 2 Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt. © Karin Catt.

She was the Academy award-winning actress, and he the country music star with over 15 million record sales. When Nicole met Keith in 2005 at industry event ‘G’day LA’, she knew almost instantly she’d marry him. Her certainty was borne out just over a year later when their whirlwind romance culminated in a wedding. Karin Catt’s striking portrait of Kidman captures the Hollywood A-grader’s strength and presence, while Peter Brew-Bevan’s cool, restrained photograph of Urban evokes a laid back country music vibe. Deliberate in keeping their public personas separate from family life, the couple divide their family’s time between New York, Hollywood, Nashville, Sydney, and the NSW Southern Highlands.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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