Nicole Kidman Reveals Why She Kept Her Surrogate Baby Secret

24/03/2011 12:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman has spoken out about her reasons for keeping the arrival of her second daughter - Faith Margaret - secret.

Nicole and husband Keith Urban, who already have a two-year-old daughter Sunday Rose, said they wanted to 'protect' the unidentified surrogate.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild awards, Nicole, 43, told a reporter from E! that she wanted to tell the world of her news, but needed to keep the 'situation' private:

'I wanted to be able to tell everybody because I was so excited about her,' she said, 'But

we just decided this was our thing together. It kind of just perpetuated itself. It protects her and it protects everyone in the situation.'

Nicole also has two adopted teenage children, Isabella and Conor with former husband Tom Cruise. She was previously rumoured to be considering adopting a Vietnamese orphan.

Explaining her new daughter's name, Ms Kidman said she chose Faith because 'we needed lots of it' and Margaret as a tribute to her own 'older' mother, who had her last child at the age of 49.

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