Nicole Kidman said husband Keith Urban saved her from the "great killer" of loneliness

Nicole Kidman said husband Keith Urban saved her from the "great killer" of loneliness

Nicole Kidman has praised her husband Keith Urban from keeping her from loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Undoing actress praised him in a recent interview with Glamour.

"I have a very good relationship. It is a very soothing, comforting place for me to go, and he's a very strong, warm, kind man," she said.

"I'm very fortunate to have that in my life because it's a really strong place to be able to go and curl up."

The pair have been married since 2006 and share daughters Rose, 12 and Faith Margaret, 9.

"And, this is a lonely world, right?" she said. "That's an extraordinary thing to have found, particularly later in my life. But it saved me, as well, which is a beautiful thing to have."

Kidman referred to loneliness as a global "epidemic" and that she doesn't take her husband's unconditional love for granted.

"They say loneliness is the great killer," she said. "It causes so much pain and I've been lonely, and it is very, very, very hard. You see it in older people. You see it in young people. You see it now in this world. We can't even hug anymore. Loneliness is an epidemic. So, I am very fortunate to come home to him. My heart goes out to the people who don't have a person to go to now."

She said her family keeps her grounded.

"I said once, 'I prefer children to adults.' I like adults more now — not more than kids, though," she said. "I love being around children and we've got five kids living with me now because Keith had to go [to Nashville] to release his album. So, my sister moved in to help me while I'm filming, and we have three of her younger kids — she has six — living with us."

"Our kids — because we travel, and we won't be apart — are used to having to learn online," she said. "But the social distance has been very difficult for them. They are working through the emotions. For a 12-year-old, it's about not being able to access friends easily. That's a whole thing which every parent will be going through."