Keith Urban has been racking up the frequent flier miles! After working two days a week on American Idol, he’s been regularly hopping on an airplane for 14 hours to visit his wife Nicole Kidman, who’s living with their two daughters in Sydney, Australia.
For the country singer, spending time with his family right now may be crucial. In fact, sources close to the couple tell Star that the Aussies have been struggling with their marriage lately. For the past six months, they’ve been spending most of their time on different continents, and the time apart will continue now that Keith has extended his tour into the summer.
According to our insiders, the separation has left the actress fuming, which is what’s led her husband of seven years to constantly be taking the grueling trip Down Under. “He’s groveling,” the source explains. “He told her that he wants to put their family first and get their marriage back on track.”
Distance isn’t the only factor, either — Keith’s flirting and Nicole’s jealousy has also become an issue, and all the trouble is weighing heavily on the Grace of Monaco star. “She has nightmares about being on her own again — especially after she was so badly hurt when Tom [Cruise] ditched her,” the insider adds. “She dreads what might be around the corner.”
For more on Nicole and Keith’s troubled marriage, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!