Friends are convinced Nicole Kidman is planning to marry her new lover, film producer Steve Bing, after dating him for three months.
The Oscar-winning actress is said to be smitten and has hired a luxurious villa in Palm Beach near her native Sydney, Australia, where she plans to spend Christmas with Bing - who is the father of Elizabeth Hurley's two-year-old son Damian.
A friend confides: "She is ready to commit to Steve. They have been dating for longer than most people think and are both smitten with each other.
"She has asked Steve to spend Christmas with her and her two children during her three week break. That's a sure sign she is desperately serious. She wants him to meet her family for the first time.
"She's very close to her parents and sister and can't stop talking about Steve to them."