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Nicole Kidman talks love, life and being "country at heart"

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have made a new life together, and after seven years of marriage, they are still very much in love.
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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban seemed an unlikely pair when they married in 2006, but they have proven their staying power. The couple has made their home in Nashville, and the actress seems completely happy with the new life she has built for herself.

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"Keith and I are both gypsies at heart," she told InStyle. "We can make our home wherever we are. The girls are like that too now, so we take them everywhere."

Kidman was born in Hawaii, but has happily transitioned to Nashville, the country music capitol. In fact, she said the city fits her personality very well.

"I'm very country at heart," she said. "I have a real desire to be outdoors, a desire for simplicity — a slightly slower, relaxed approach to life. A community, not a big-city feel. That's what I grew up with, and it's what I prefer."

Kidman is the daughter of Australian parents, and Urban was born in New Zealand but raised in Australia. They have two children, Sunday, 5, and Faith, 3, and even after years of marriage, are obviously still madly in love.

"For every single night he's away, he leaves me a love letter," she said. "Every single night of our relationship."

Urban also recently revealed the many ways the couple keeps their relationship steamy, even with his career taking him on the road so much.

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Kidman's new film has her taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life — portraying icon Grace Kelly. The film premieres in May at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actress said she thrives on a challenge.

"I always try to push through fear," she said. "People always say, 'Oh, you take such risks,' or 'You're brave.' And I'm like, 'Well, if you only knew — inside I'm really frightened!'"

Nicole Kidman's cover of InStyle will be on newsstands Feb. 14.

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