Sydney: Nicole Kidman revealed that she feels love for the woman who carried her second child.
After a "roller-coaster ride" with fertility problems, the Oscar-winning actress and her husband, country-music singer Keith Urban, surprised the world last month when they announced the arrival of a second baby daughter, Faith Margaret, born on December 28 last year to a "gestational carrier" in the US.
Kidman, who was present at Faith's birth, said the experience was "deeply emotional, moving".
"Having given birth and then ... seeing my child being born this way, the love I felt for our surrogate... she was the most wonderful woman to do this for us," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted her as telling the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program yesterday.
"We were in a place of desperately wanting another child and this opportunity arose for us and I couldn't get pregnant and we wanted another baby.
"I get emotional even talking about it because I'm so grateful to her.
"Anyone knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility ... [it] is such a big thing.
"I've had a roller-coaster ride with fertility."
And while she hasn't ruled out having more children, Kidman suspects Urban has a different perspective on the matter.
"I think if you ask Keith would we have another baby he'd be like, no. We love what we have."