Nicole Kidman Talks Father's Death, Keith Urban's Support: "I Was So Devastated"

The actress said of grieving, "I've realized we don't talk about it enough in terms of our society"
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Nicole Kidman and Ellen DeGeneres

After losing her father, beloved psychologist Antony KidmanNicole Kidman has learned a thing or two about grief. 

"I've realized we don’t talk about it enough in terms of our society," she said while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Thursday. "Everybody loses their parents and it's awful. I’m sorry to bring everything down, but I’m at the same time trying to navigate through something right now. And I’m amazed when people reach out, because it's an awkward thing at times, but to have people go, 'I'm so sorry for your loss ... the power of that, and even a note or anything, which I’ve gotten so much love from people. ... When you realize that someone has gone through a similar thing or is going through a similar thing, it really connects you."

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"When you have your partner who just literally carries you through a tough time — he’s been amazing to me," she also said of mourning alongside husband Keith Urban. "To have my husband just step up that way, it makes me cry. He’s amazing. ... We all go through hard times in our lives, but to be literally carried by your partner, and physically at times because I was so devastated. I'll do anything for that man."

And how else do Kidman and Urban keep the romance alive? Daily love notes when they're apart.

Watch the video below.

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