So cute! Not long after the 2017 CMA Awards kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Nashville, Keith Urban took home the award for Single of the Year for his hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” In his acceptance speech, the country crooner, 50, gave his wife, Nicole Kidman, a sweet shoutout.
After thanking those who worked on the song with him, Keith told the star-studded crowd that he couldn’t wait to share the big news with his spouse of 11 years, who was unable to make it to the show due to an overseas trip. “To my wife, Nicole Mary, who’s in China tonight,” he said. “I love you so much, baby. I’m gonna FaceTime you in a second!”
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Keith’s touching tribute to Nicole comes just weeks after the Big Little Lies actress opened up about their relationship in an interview with Glamour magazine. According to the Academy Award winner, 50, she and Keith — who share daughters Sunday Rose, 9, and Faith Margaret, 6 — are great together because they’ve carved out specific roles within their marriage.
Nicole said Keith acts like the “tough” one, which allows her to be more emotionally vulnerable.”Well, Keith always says to me, ‘You stay raw and sensitive, and I’ll buffer things for you.’ He is always told, ‘You’re so tough,’” she explained. “And he says, ‘That’s not what I want for you, Nicole. You don’t need to get a thick skin.'”
In 2016, Nicole told the Today show that she is hoping to win another Oscar in the future so that she can publicly thank Keith for all he’s done. “The one thing I would love is, I would love to be able at some point stand up there and thank my husband,” she said. “He’s done so much in healing me and bringing me back into the world with good love.”