For most celebrity parents, the speculation begins as soon as someone's spotted wearing a less-than-skintight shirt. The pregnancy is obsessively documented via tabloid, the maternity outfits are publicly criticized or praised, the newborn photos are sold to the highest bidder.
For Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, the world found out about their new baby exactly when they chose to make the information public. Only after they attended the Golden Globes did they put out an announcement that they had become the parents of a baby girl on December 28.
Faith Margaret Kidman Urban was born via a surrogate, and arrived December 28 at Nashville's Centennial Women's Hospital. She joins 2-year-old sister Sunday Rose and Kidman's two adopted children, Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
The family said in a statement,
"Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret. 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."
This was a hell of a secret to have kept under wraps, much like Sandra Bullock's adoption of her baby Louis last year. Granted, it's much harder to keep a growing family under the radar when your belly gives you away, but it makes me think that celebrities are perfectly capable of keeping things private when they really want to. Yeah, the paparazzi's a bitch, but move out of L.A. and you're halfway to having a normal life.
Do you think more celebrities could keep their personal details out of the limelight if they wanted to?
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