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Kidman Confirms Urban Engagement


Nicole Kidman has room in her heart for more than one man. The Oscar-winning actress recently admitted she still had feelings for ex-husband Tom Cruise, but plans to marry new love, country singer Keith Urban.

Ending months of speculation that she and the crooner planned to make their union permanent, Kidman confirmed that Urban's boyfriend status has been upgraded.

"He's actually my fiancee," she tells People magazine on Saturday, May 13, while attending UNIFEM's 30th anniversary gala in New York. "I wouldn't be bringing my boyfriend."

The fellow Aussies, both 38, went public with their relationship last July and in November sparked rumors of an engagement when Kidman was seen sporting a diamond ring in Boston. There's no word on a wedding date yet.

Kidman was previously married to Cruise for 10 years and adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, with him. In February 2001, he filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. After each of them dated various celebrities, Kidman finally found Urban and Cruise became engaged to former "Dawson's Creek" actress Katie Holmes, who recently gave birth to his daughter, Suri.

Kidman, who won an Oscar playing Virginia Woolf in "The Hours," next portrays another real-life person, photographer Diane Arbus in "Fur." She's currently shooting an untitled project for "The Squid and the Whale" filmmaker Noah Baumbach in New York and then will film Wong Kar Wai's update of Orson Welles' thriller "The Lady From Shanghai."

Urban became the first artist to win Male Vocalist of the Year (2004, 2005), Entertainer of the Year (2005) and the Horizon Award (2001) at the Country Music Association Awards. He also won a Grammy in 2005 for best male country vocal performance.

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