Mon, 26 Nov, 2018Basmah Qazi

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's recent “nightmare patch" in marriage

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's recent “nightmare patch" in marriage

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have what many consider the pinnacle of a happy and healthy marriage, but Nicole recently admitted that the pair went through a “nightmare patch” in their 13-year marriage.

Appearing on UK talk show, The Graham Norton Show, Nicole said it was her role in the dark film The Destroyer that caused a rift between the couple.

“My husband was like, ‘When is this going to end?’ As an actor, you take on things and some you can shed and walk away from and others you can’t,” she said.

“The character had to seep out of my pores and I didn’t know how to perform that, so I just had to live it,” Nicole went on to say.

“I was a bit of a nightmare!”

Nicole and Keith tied the knot back in 2006, five years after her split from ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Recently, Nicole admitted to feeling “very lonely” after her divorce with high-profile celebrity Tom Cruise, and it was upon meeting Keith where she felt happier again.

“In my case, I went and met somebody and fell in love and had a whole different path in terms of what I wanted to do,” she said at a BAFTA Life in Pictures talk on Wednesday.

“I was very lonely, and I didn’t want to be. So, I went, ‘Okay, I’m going to try and meet my partner,’ and that takes time.

“It can’t be working all the time and flitting around the world.”

Now, the Aussie actress is happily married with a family of her own. Her two daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 7, have been described as “unbelievable blessings” by the 51-year-old.

She is also a mother to two children whom she adopted with Tom Cruise, Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23.