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The cover story in the Feb. 11 issue of Country Weekly (on sale Jan. 28) will tell you all you need to know about the exciting news that Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman are expecting their first child together. To celebrate the news a little more, we took a look through the Country Weekly archives to create this web-exclusive look back at the beginnings of the couple's relationship–leading up to their wedding in 2006.

To celebrate the news that Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman are expecting their first child together, we took a look through the Country Weekly archives to retrace the beginnings of the couple’s relationship—leading up to their wedding in 2006.

"Keith Urban accepted an award for excellence in promoting Australia at the Penfolds Gala Black Tie Dinner in Los Angeles. Fellow Aussies Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman were honored along with Keith."

Feb. 28, 2005

"Tongues were wagging when Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman were spotted together on a warm, balmy afternoon in Woodstock, N.Y. The two shared a cozy motorcycle ride, with Nicole clutching tightly to Keith as she rode on the back. … "But even though Keith and Nicole are creating plenty of smoke, Keith's camp isn't adding any fuel to the fire. ‘Keith and Nicole are friends. Period. No, they are not dating,’ maintains a spokesman for Keith's management company. ‘Simple as that—nothing more, nothing less.’"

Sept. 12, 2005

"Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are not romantically involved. It must be true, because that's what their reps keep saying. But Brad Schmitt of Nashville's Tennessean reported the superstars were spotted Oct. 9 south of Music City at the Leiper's Fork Country Boy Restaurant."

Nov. 21, 2005

"TV showbiz-news show Entertainment Tonight claims, on Nov. 30, that sources close to Keith Urban and movie star Nicole Kidman have confirmed the couple are engaged, sending already-heavy gossip about the couple into overdrive. Already, People magazine had printed a photo of Nicole wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger while walking with Keith in Boston. Nicole's publicist, Wendy Day, dismissed the story as ‘speculation.’"

Jan. 2, 2006

"Will Keith Urban marry Nicole Kidman?

Yes 46%

No 54%"

Reader’s poll results, Jan. 16, 2006

"Tabloid predictions that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman would marry on New Year's Eve on the island of Fiji proved unfounded. As the year turned, the couple was celebrating at a New York City party thrown by actress Christina Applegate."

Feb. 13, 2006

"Speculation about the relationship between Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman has reached a fever pitch, with different newspapers reporting everything from a breakup to an impending wedding. London's Daily Mail reported that the two had split, saying Nicole had doubts as to whether Keith was ready to settle down. The same day the article was printed, the couple was sighted together at various locations in Nashville, looking very much together."

Feb. 27, 2006

"Ending months of speculation, Nicole Kidman confirmed May 15 that she is indeed engaged to country superstar Keith Urban. The actress made the revelation two days after Keith escorted her to the 30th anniversary celebration for the United Nations Development Fund for Women in New York City."

June 19, 2006