Are Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban divorcing because of "control" and "jealousy" issues? That was a magazine's claim from one year ago today. As Gossip Cop noted then, the couple's marriage was perfectly fine, and now 12 months later, it's crystal clear how completely inaccurate the report was about them splitting up.
On March 14, 2018, In Touch published a cover story that asserted Urban and Kidman were getting a divorce. And to make its article appear more credible, the tabloid quoted an alleged "source" as saying the couple had been "fighting constantly" over Kidman's "control" and "jealousy" issues. The outlet even contended they went to a retreat in Vermont for marriage counseling to resolve their problems, but it didn't work, and so Urban and the Oscar-winning actress were going to separate.
Glaringly, the publication didn't furnish specifics about what Kidman was supposedly jealous of or ways in which she was controlling. Instead, it switched topics and simply maintained Urban and his wife went to "battle" over where they should live. The tabloid's unnamed and untraceable source alleged the country singer wanted to remain in Nashville, while Kidman was pushing for a "laid back life" in Australia.
While the magazine based its entire cover story on an anonymous and possibly made-up "source," a rep for Kidman exclusively went on the record to assure Gossip Cop the outlet's account was nothing more than a "fabrication." Of course, 365 days later they're still together. In the intervening months between the initial report and now, Urban and Kidman themselves have debunked the divorce claim with their very own words and actions.
For instance, three months after the publication's article, Urban celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on Instagram, with a throwback photo of him and Kidman, with a caption that read, "12 years of celestial synergized soul dancing. Happy anniversary Babygirl!!! I love you SO much." And for her part, just a month ago on Valentine's Day, Kidman posted on Instagram a photo with Urban, along with the message that included the lyrics from the Nat King Cole song, "Nature Boy" that go, "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
Since that bogus report about Kidman and Urban getting a divorce following a failed "counseling retreat," the tabloid hasn't gotten any more reliable. Just a month later, for example, the same outlet published a wholly fictitious tale claiming Kidman and Urban were separated after he supposedly "walk[ed] out" on her. Again, the magazine predicated its entire narrative on an unidentifiable "source," while Kidman's rep told Gossip Cop the article was "untrue, as usual."
Additionally, Gossip Cop busted the same magazine five months ago when it published a cover story insisting Kidman was pregnant with her and Urban's "miracle baby." That, too, was a lie. Gossip Cop looks back occasionally at reports from the previous year to see how they've held up, and it should be abundantly clear Kidman and Urban did not split up, as witnessed by the photo above of them from six weeks ago at the Australian Open. Perhaps it's time for In Touch to divorce itself from its untrustworthy sources.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.