Kidman marriage tested by alcoholism

Kidman marriage tested by alcoholism

Nicole Kidman's marriage to Keith Urban has already faced its ultimate test - his alcohol problems forced the then-newlyweds to go "to hell and back".

Four months after her 2006 wedding to the country singer, Urban checked himself into rehab to deal with ongoing alcohol issues, and now Kidman reveals she feels as if she and her husband went through 10 years of marriage in just a few months.

She tells Parade magazine: "We were thrown into his alcohol problem three months into the marriage, and that was big. We became the closest we could become, because we had to bare our souls. We did 10 years of marriage in three months.

"You go to hell and back with this. When the addiction takes control of the life, it's terrifying."

Urban spent six months trying to beat alcoholism and now Kidman feels proud of the effort her man made to change his life.

She adds: "There is hope, and we work on it every day, and we are in a place of actual peace right now, which is a beautiful place.

"I love him so deeply, and he has done an amazing amount of work, and he is an amazing husband, and I am just very, very grateful."

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