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Nicole Kidman recalls how Keith Urban won her over in early days of courtship

Kidman said she initially thought Urban wouldn't be into her when they met at a 2005 event.
/ Source: TODAY

Little did Nicole Kidman know that when she attended a 2005 event in Los Angeles honoring Australians that it would be the start of her courtship with country star and fellow Aussie Keith Urban.

The "Nine Perfect Strangers" star remembers that after Urban mentioned his mother in a speech, her sister leaned over and said, "Well, it doesn't get much better than that," Kidman shared in an interview with Harper's Bazaar for its October cover story.

Kidman, who was a frequent tabloid target during and after her divorce from Tom Cruise, said she remembers telling her sister that there was no way Urban would be interested.

"And he actually wasn't that interested in me at the time — which he now says is not true; he was just sort of intimidated," Kidman said.

Of course, the Australian power couple went on to have their happily ever after. Kidman said they began talking by phone a few months later, with the help of "angels" connecting the two. They tied the knot on June 25, 2006.

"Yeah. I was really, really into him," she said. "He took a little time. And he's like, 'That is so incorrect, Nicole.'"

The couple recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. Kidman marked the special occasion by sharing a racy photo of Urban licking her neck, along with the message, "Happy Anniversary baby!"

Whether it's on a red carpet or Kidman watching her husband at one of his concerts, the couple, who share daughters Sunday, 13, and Faith, 10, still appear to be totally in love. However, Kidman said not everything is always picture perfect.

"We’re always working through stuff, but it’s very much love based, so there’s an enormous amount of give and take," she told the magazine. "I want him to have the best life he can have, and he responds the same way.”

"We really love parenting together," she added.

The talented couple seem to be great role models for their children. Earlier this month, Urban told TODAY that his kids are interested in "a bit of both" music and acting — and are interested in directing, too.

While the couple are comfortable sharing parts of their private life, there's one chapter of Kidman's past that she rarely discusses in interviews: her marriage and divorce from Tom Cruise. The former couple are parents to two grown children, Connor and Bella.

Kidman made a brief exception when Harper's Bazaar asked how she felt about being a tabloid target during that period of her life.

"I was young. I think I offered it up?" she said, laughing. “Maybe I’ve gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I’m always trying to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way."