She's wanted another baby for years and now, according to an insider, Nicole Kidman plans to make her dreams come true by completing her happy family – all thanks to the miracles of modern medicine!
No stranger to building her family in whatever way needed, the 51-year-old and her adoring husband of 12 years, country superstar Keith Urban, 50, welcomed their second child together, Faith Margaret via surrogate seven years ago.
Nicole, who's already a doting mother to her and Keith's two daughters, Sunday, 10, and Faith, also has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise – Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23, and if the rumours are true, she'll be growing that brood even more in 2019.
According to reports, Nicole and Keith were rumoured to have been struggling their way through a rocky patch and made the momentous decision to grow their family while talking about babies during their counselling sessions.
"In their therapy sessions they both expressed wanting to have another child," an insider reveals.
"That's why Nicole has been undergoing IVF treatments. Her friends think she's just waiting for the right time to make the announcement publicly."
While sources confirm to Woman's Day that Nicole does indeed intend to expand her family, she is not yet expecting. However, the Australian actress and Keith, 50, are said to be committed to the process and hoping to welcome another baby next year.
"They're taking a relaxed approach to this," spills our insider. "As far as Nicole's concerned, it'll be a wonderful blessing if it happens but she certainly isn't putting herself under any pressure.
"The fact the first round of the IVF process is underway and they've apparently found a doctor to help with the treatment is a huge step. It shows she's absolutely serious about adding to her family, and why not? Nicole and Keith are wonderful parents who have so much more love to give."
Faith Margaret's middle name was chosen as an ode to Nicole's grandmother who had her last child aged 49.
"As an older mother I wanted to pay tribute to her," Nicole told E!
But there's no denying becoming a mother once you've past 50 isn't a simple process.
For men, while their fertility does see a decline, the biological clock ticks a little slower.
And it sounds like Nic's keen again despite the challenges. Nicole has been open about her desire to add to her brood in the past. "I wish I'd had more children. I would have liked probably two or three more children," she confessed last year.
"I love raising children... They make me feel good and I love being around them, and I love the ups and downs."
The news of the couple's IVF treatment also comes amid an extraordinarily successful career run for Nicole, who's scooped a host of awards recently for her performance in Big Little Lies.
Meanwhile, country crooner Keith's riding high too, soaring to number one with his new album, Graffiti U.
"Nicole's already calling 2019 her miracle year," adds the source. "Recommitting to her marriage and expanding her family really is a dream come true."
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