Country crooner Keith Urban graces the cover of GQ Australia‘s August issue. In the interview, the father-of-two opens up about his marriage to Nicole Kidman and family life with their daughters Sunday, 4, and Faith, 1.
On being a husband and a father: “Being a husband and a father is a horrendous responsibility but it’s a beautiful opportunity as well. I’m always balancing the need to encourage the girls’ freedom and not impose on their own journey with that primal need of the father and husband to protect and guide them every step of the way.”
On raising two daughters in the public eye: “We try to keep a sense of privacy around us, while acknowledging that Nic and I both inhabit very public professions.”
On his marriage to Nicole Kidman: “Negativity and doubt are always creeping into my life and having to be kept at bay. Thankfully, Nic is great at calling me on it, and our marriage is at the stage where she doesn’t have to say anything. I hear myself prattling on with negative crap and her loaded silence shuts me up.”
Read the full article in GQ‘s August/September 2012 issue, on sale July 23.