Home Schooling

Keith Urban talks lockdown, home schooling, The Voice and new song for Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban has opened up about balancing work and family life with wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters during Sydney’s lockdown.

The country music superstar said that home schooling Sunday, 13, and Faith, 10, is “so hard” as the city battles a major COVID-19 outbreak.

Watch Keith Urban’s full interview on Sunrise above

“Our kids have been doing online learning, but they’re getting anxious to get around their friends again and we’re anxious for them to get around their friends again,” he said.

Keith and Nicole have been married since 2006. Credit: Instagram/KeithUrban

“It’s really hard on the parents who are having to juggle their own jobs and responsibilities and try to be teachers as well.”

Urban joked that Nicole does the heavy lifting, pointing out that he “dropped out” of school at 15.

Although they have a home in Nashville, Keith and Nicole have been based in Australia since the start of the pandemic last year.

The pair have been keeping busy during their time Down Under, with Keith returning to his role as a coach on The Voice Australia and Nicole filming a number of projects.

Nic’s new show

Urban told Sunrise that he recently wrote a song for his wife’s upcoming drama series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which wrapped up filming in NSW in December.

“They’re going to use in the title credits I think at the end of the last episode,” he said of the track.

Nicole Kidman in character during a scene for ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’Nicole Kidman in character during a scene for ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Credit: Amazon Prime Video

The eight-part series is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on August 20.

It features a stellar cast in Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Boone, Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Manny Jacinto, Melvin Gregg, Samara Weaving and Asher Keddie.

Kidman plays the mysterious director of a boutique health and wellness resort that promises healing and transformation and hosts nine stressed city dwellers trying to get on a path to a better way of living.

Kidman plays the owner of a wellness retreat in the drama series.Kidman plays the owner of a wellness retreat in the drama series. Credit: Amazon Prime Video

“It’s an amazing show, I can’t wait for people to get to see it, because the journey is absolutely extraordinary,” Keith said

“All these nine peoples’ lives all flowing throughout the series is absolutely incredible so I’m really glad to be a part of it.”

Return to The Voice

Keith also spoke about his return to The Voice after appearing in the original Australian series in 2012.

The singing show recently premiered on Channel 7 with a revamped format and coaching panel including Urban, Rita Ora, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian.

The Voice coachesThe Voice coaches Credit: Seven Network

“What I’ve been amazed at is how many great singers are here,” he said.

“Every year I think that we must be done with the talent in Australia, but they just keep coming!

You can watch The Voice on Channel 7 and 7Plus

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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