Nicky loves her some J.Lo!
ET’s Sophie Schillaci caught up with Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, where they couldn’t stop gushing about an artist not at Sunday’s awards show: Jennifer Lopez.
“Yes! I have [seen Lopez’ Vegas show],” Kidman raved.
“Nicky loved it,” added Urban, who worked with the singer on American Idol.
“My sister and I came. It was my big present to my sister, and she’s amazing. You have to see her show. She’s amazing!” Kidman explained. “I did [get to go backstage]. And she’s as beautiful backstage as she is on stage. Yeah, she’s a goddess.”
Urban also said he had no knowledge of the rumored Idol return, but it sounds like he might be willing to come back as a judge on the singing competition show if asked. “I loved doing it. I loved the camaraderie with Harry [Connick Jr.], Jen and Ryan [Seacrest]. I miss that.”
While Kidman is clearly Lopez’s biggest fan, her husband isn’t so bad either.
“[I’m] amazed. I mean, I’ve seen him do it over and over again, but it comes down to, I think, his passion,” she said of the success of Urban’s album, Ripcord. “If you have passion and love for what you do, then that will carry you through anything.”
“[It feels] incredible,” added Urban, who is nominated for seven awards at the ACMs. “That’s never happened to me, ever. The success of this album, Ripcord, has been beyond anything we could’ve imagined.”
Whether Urban will take home all seven awards remains to be seen, but he’s already got a good spot picked out.
“I have a lot in my closet,” he revealed. “And my mom has a lot, too, which is really sweet. She loves them.”