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Last Updated: Monday, 19 June 2006, 11:04 GMT 12:04 UK
Kidman and Urban set for wedding
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were both raised in Australia
Actress Nicole Kidman has confirmed she will marry country singer Keith Urban in Australia following the couple's arrival in Sydney on Monday.

"We are very happy to be back in Australia," the couple, both 38, said in a joint statement.

"We have come home to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends." Reports suggest the couple will marry in a church in the city on Sunday.

The couple met in January 2005 at an awards dinner in Los Angeles.

Kidman was married to Hollywood actor Tom Cruise for a decade and adopted two children, Connor and Isabelle, with him.

Nashville move

This will be Urban's first marriage. The couple confirmed their engagement in May after months of speculation.

The actress was born in Hawaii while Urban was born in New Zealand. Both were brought up in Australia.

Earlier this week, Kidman said she had moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where Urban is based.

The actress won an Oscar in 2003 for her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Recent projects include Fur, in which she plays photographer Diane Arbus, and thriller The Visiting.

Country star Urban won a Grammy Award for best male country vocal performance last year.

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