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LOS ANGELES, July 7 Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman
gave birth on Monday to her first biological child, a daughter
named Sunday fathered by her husband and country music star
"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
"Husband Keith was by Nicole's side, and mother and baby
are very well," the spokesman, Allen Eichhorn, said.
Kidman, 41, who was born in Hawaii but raised in Australia,
married Urban, 40, in Sydney in June 2006. The following
October he checked into the Betty Ford Clinic for a three-month
stint in rehab for substance abuse.
The actress announced she was pregnant with their first
child in January 2008 and was withdrawing from what would have
been her latest film, "The Reader."
Kidman and former spouse Tom Cruise adopted two children
during nearly 10 years of marriage that ended in divorce in
2001. She had been pregnant once before with Cruise but
suffered a miscarriage.
Kidman and Urban, both Australian citizens, met in January
2005 at an awards dinner held by the Australian government in
Los Angeles honoring the two of them.
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
(Reporting by Nancy Leinfuss and Steve Gorman; Editing by Bob
Tourtellotte and Eric Walsh)