Keith Urban denied he and wife Nicole Kidman are headed for a split earlier this month and expressed frustration at constant media scrutiny.
But that hasn’t put an end to the speculation
According to Woman’s Day magazine, the musician and actress, both 49, have “enrolled in a private marriage retreat” to save their relationship.
“Nicole and Keith have been battling problems for a long time now, and it’s gotten to the point where it’s make or break,” the publication quotes a source as saying.
The source also added: “Nicole has told friends they’re giving their marriage three months and have mutually decided to go their separate ways and consciously uncouple if they can’t work through their problems”.
The magazine reports that the couple is believed to have enrolled in two-day course run by The Gottman Institute, which costs close to $10,000 for a weekend.
Taking place on Orcas Island in Washington, the course is created and presented by Dr John Gottman and Dr Julie Gottman and involves conflict resolution exercises and physical activities.
According to their official website, the Art and Science of Love course offered by the organisation “produces positive results for 86% of those who attend”.
Be has reached out to the couple’s representatives for comment.
Earlier this month Keith suggested he and Nicole are stronger than ever, despite reports claiming the golden couple are heading to splitsville.
The Australian country singer appeared on Channel Nine’s The Today Show and said the rumours couldn’t be more far from the truth.
When reporter Richard WIlkins asked the musician if what the gossip magazines have been saying about the couple have merit, Keith just laughed and said: “No, it is total bulls**t.”
“You just roll with it. Most of that we don’t even hear about, so – and ever since we have been married it comes and then it goes and then it comes and it goes.
“We get on with living our life and people make up the most insane crap. And you just kind of roll with it,” Keith admitted.
The Aussie A-listers got married in 2006 and share kids Sunday, 7 and Faith, 5.
While the Wasted Time hitmaker says he and Nicole just “roll with the rumours,” the outrageous lies do get under their skin because all the husband and wife wants to do is “live our life together.”
“The fact that we live somewhere where we are not being photographed all the time, the fact that we are not documenting every single thing that we do as a family, we are very private people, it makes you – it makes it possible for people to make up that stuff because you are not always there to defend it,” the multi-Grammy Award winner said.
“But then you get angry, ‘Like why do I have to defend this?’ The people who come and see us they don’t read that stuff. It is gibberish,” the father-of-two said.