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Nicole Kidman Says Keith Urban ‘Literally Carried’ Her After Father’s Death

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Nicole Kidman says her husband, Keith Urban, “literally carried” her after her father passed away in September.

The actress appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show on Thursday (Oct. 30), and she spoke emotionally about Urban’s support since her father, Antony Kidman, died after a fall while visiting Kidman’s sister in Singapore. Urban canceled a show at the Washington State Fair and rushed home to be with his wife.

“He has been so good to me for nine years, but for the last month, which has been a really tough time for me, when you have your partner just literally carry you through a tough time … he’s been amazing to me,” the actress says. “To have my husband just step up in that way, it makes me cry. He’s amazing.”

“Well go through terrible things at different times in our lives,” she adds. “But to be literally carried by your partner — physically at times, because I was so devastated — it’s just like, I’ll do anything for that man.”

Kidman says she’s also drawn strength from fans and well-wishers who approach her to express their support.

“I’ve realized we don’t talk about it enough, in terms of our society” she reflects. “Because at some point in our lives, we’re gonna go through — everybody loses their parents, and it’s awful. I’m sorry to bring everybody down, but I’m trying to navigate through something right now, and I’m amazed when people reach out. It’s an awkward thing at times, but to have people go, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss’ … the power of that, or even a note or anything. I’ve gotten so much love from people.”

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