Country singer Keith Urban finds it "extremely painful" when the media describe him in terms of his marriage to Nicole Kidman and his addiction problem - but ignore his musical success.
The New Zealand-born singer was relatively unknown outside the United States and Australasia when he began dating the Oscar-winning actress in late 2005.
His fame was further extended when he checked into rehab last year (06), just months after wedding Kidman in Sydney, Australia.
He says, "It's extremely painful, no doubt about it. But at the same time I can only say that it'd drive me crazy if I kept confronting myself with those kinds of things.
"You can't influence how your private life is covered by whom in the media, and you shouldn't dwell on it. It's important that we get along with each other, not with the tabloids. That's what we fought for, and we succeeded."
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