We're barely three weeks into the new year, and so far, 2011 is already filled with enough Nashville-related surprises for an entire season. If you were startled by Shania Twain's and Kellie Pickler's unexpected New Year's Day weddings--sit down, because you're about to get an even bigger shocker.
Keith Urban is a dad. Again. To a new baby girl. And the little one was born December 28, 2010 in Nashville. In other words, she's been here on earth, hanging around, for some time now, unbeknownst to all of us.
"Um, but Nicole Kidman has been looking awfully, uh, not-pregnant these past few months," you might be saying right now. "How on earth did she hide a third-trimester waistline under that clingy white CMAs gown she had on in November?" (Not to mention looking awfully svelte Sunday night at the Golden Globes--not your typical postpartum mom!)
Well, we're here to clear it all up for you. The baby, whose name is Faith Margaret, is Kidman and Urban's biological daughter. However, the couple chose the route of a surrogate to carry the child. And, somehow--in a miracle practically as great as little Faith herself--they managed to keep the whole pregnancy a secret, until publicly anouncing their new daughter's existence on Monday.
All I can say is, wow. Incredible! What an amazing story to greet the week with.
The happy parents think so, too. "Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret," the couple, both 43, said in a statement. "No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier."
Faith joins big sister Sunday Rose, who was born in 2008. Congratulations, Keith and Nicole. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go sit down and have a little rest. You guys managed to totally stun me today. Hopefully by the time I'm recovered there will be some baby photos posted to have a look at.
Phew! Are you as surprised as I am? Be sure to let me know what you think!
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