Nicole Kidman gives birth to a Baby GirlJuly 8th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Nicole Kidman, 41, born in Hawaii but raised in Australia. The Oscar-winner gave birth on Monday to her first biological child and named her ‘Sunday’. “Sunday is one of the next generation of word names,” explains Satran. “But it also harkens back to the ancient tradition of day-naming as practiced by many African tribes and originally brought to America by the early slaves.”
“Earlier this morning, Nic gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban,” the New Zealand-born, Australian-bred Grammy winner announced on his Web site.
“We want to thank everybody that has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We feel very blessed and grateful that we can share this joy with you today,” Urban said.
A statement issued later in the day by Kidman’s New York-based publicist said the infant was delivered in the United States and weighed 6 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces (2.93 kg) at birth.
“Husband Keith was by Nicole’s side, and mother and baby are very well,” the spokesman, Allen Eichhorn, said.
Nicole Kidman married Keith Urban in Sydney June ,2006 and that following year in October Keith was checked to the rehabilitation of Betty Ford Clinic for three months for substance abuse.
The actress announced her pregenancy in January 2008 and withdrawing from her latest film , ‘ The Reader’. She won an Oscar as best actress for her role as the novelist Virginia Woolf in 2002 drama “The Hours.” Her next film, Baz Luhrmann’s big-budget epic “Australia,” in which she plays an English aristocrat, is due for release later this year.