Traditionally, Australians don't have a lot to get excited about. There's their innate genetic ability to bartend to celebrate, and their sensible policies on selling reusable bags at supermarkets, but that's about it.
So when the third most famous Australian in the world after Rolf Harris and Bouncer from Neighbours – that's Nicole Kidman – returns to Australia with the express intention to get married to that yodelling cowboy bloke, Australians everywhere have the right to feel their chest swell with pride. Which sort of makes up for them losing last night in the World Cup, but not really.
Nicole Kidman seems to be returning to her Australian roots lately, perhaps after getting narked off that Tom Cruise didn't care about her enough to make a knob of himself by jumping on a chair while professing his love for her. Perhaps because she still loves Tom Cruise so much that she can't bear to be in the same country as him. Perhaps because Australia is massive and beautiful and only about three people live there. Who knows?
But Nicole Kidman seems to be spending a lot of time in Australia these days. The Australian epic she's filming with Hugh Jackman means she'll be returning to Australia, and so does her forthcoming wedding to yee-haa badboy cowboy Keith Urban. They're there now, in fact, as a statement released by Nicole's publicist revealed:
"We are very happy to be back in Australia. We have come home to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends."
Aside from that, there's not a lot of details about the wedding since, like the bulk of their relationship, things are shrouded in mystery. Nicole Kidman was kind enough to tell the world that she was engaged to Urban, and rumours abound that she's hired a gazillion helicopters to crock any chances of people watching the wedding from above. But that's it as far as solid wedding details go, so it's on with the speculation.
Now that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are back in Australia, it's looking likely that the wedding will take place in the Mary Mackillop Chapel in North Sydney, even though it's tiny and apparently hasn't even been booked yet. Father Paul Coleman, seems to know what's going on – he might even be performing the service – but he's keeping schtum:
"To be frank I do not know whether she has arrived. I knew she was coming. Well at the moment I hope that will be OK. I have no details yet. I have to wait to be told. I am not allowed to say much."
Oh, those pesky clergymen.
[story by Stuart Heritage]