12 Years and going strong! Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's bizarre secret to the ultimate wedded bliss

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban prefer "voice to voice or skin to skin" contact rather than via text messages.

                            12 Years and going strong! Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's bizarre secret to the ultimate wedded bliss
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (Getty Images)

In the age of social media, texting is usually the primary means of communication, especially, if it's with a significant other. But it seems like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are not falling into the ways of the current generation. During an interview with Parade, Nicole said, they "have never texted" each other and still believe in communicating the old-school way - “voice to voice or skin to skin” - contact.

Ask why? Although, it's been a tradition they have followed since the beginning of their relationship, however, the reason wasn't mushy, at all. Nicole went on to reveal she didn't know "how to text." Even now, 12 years into their marriage, they still prefer FaceTime over texting because Nicole thinks it can be "misrepresentative." There have been many instances where she had to ask someone to interpret her messages; she doesn’t want that kind of confusion in her relationship.

When pried further on how they managed to sustain such a beautiful relationship and the secret to their 12 years of wedded bliss, Nicole revealed that the only way was to "not having any secrets." She also said, “We never tell anybody any advice about their relationship or think that we have a secret. We just approach it with humility and hope and just really love hanging out. I mean it’s that simple. We love spending time together. We have a lot of fun together and we just choose each other. If there is one person I can hang out with, it’s him and the girls and that’s it. That’s so much enough for me. We’ll get on planes and fly overnight rather than have a night apart. We will do anything to make it work. Jetlag is always a challenge though! That’s why I think it’s so important to take time to exercise and take care of yourself because a lot of times I’m functioning on too little sleep and I’m trying to do it all, which I think is a problem for a lot of women – trying to be there and do everything for everybody at the cost and the expense of my own health and emotional health. And so I’m always trying to balance that.”

The couple marked their 12 year wedding anniversary on June 25. They wished each other on Instagram by posting beautiful tributes. Nicole’s post featured a footage from their wedding day, which she captioned: “Remembering 12 years ago today at a church in Manly, Australia. Still feels like it was yesterday. I’m a lucky woman. Happy Anniversary Baby,” with a heart emoticon, whereas, Keith posted an adorable picture of his wife dancing to a tune he was playing on the piano. He captioned the post: “12 years of celestial synergized soul dancing. Happy anniversary Babygirl!!! I love you So much.”

June had been a month of double celebration for Nicole and her family, as the "Big Little Lies" star, also celebrated her 51st birthday on June 20. While speaking to Parade, Nicole also revealed about her fitness and beauty care regime. “I love to stay fit. I meditate. The older you get, you have to take better care of yourself and eat better. Before I used to be able to have a bad week and now it’s like I can have a couple of bad days and then I have to get back on track. And I enjoy running. I enjoy doing things that are active. I’m a girl that loves to be outside and I love being in nature. And then just kind of drink joy would be how I put it. There can be so much stress and I try to just breathe. And that’s why I meditate. I try not to be on the phone and texting. I’m a terrible texter. And I try to not be really prompt with returning texts because then you get used to that kind of person.” She also revealed that her skincare routine is incomplete without Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream and a lot of sunscreens," Nicole was quoted as saying.

Nicole does like to maintain a healthy skincare routine but doesn't like to interfere with Keith's. Speaking about which she said, “I take way longer to get ready in the morning. He’s a dude [laughs]. He’ll do a little bit but he’s basically two minutes. He’s not a high maintenance guy, which I like. I don’t think he needs to be. He looks great. He’s sort of just a mellow kind of dude. I let him do his thing. He’s done well this far. He’s fine. I’m not that kind of motherly type wife. I give him a lot of space to just be who he is. And he also doesn’t like to fuss. He’s not fussy. He’s an Australian/country music guy and that’s a very different way of being in the world. But he’s very attentive. He’s an amazing father and a fantastic husband.”

They truly are couple goals, aren’t they?