Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2013 CMT Music on June 5, 2013 in Nashville.
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Keith Urban prefers to talk to his famous wife, Nicole Kidman, when they're apart.
The American Idol judge is gearing up for another season of the show, and he's touring. Kidman is in London shooting a film. Their children, daughters Sunday, 4, and Faith, 2, are with her.
So how is he managing to carve out time with the family?
"It's a little tricky," he told Ellen DeGeneres on her show today.
"I always structure my tours so that I'm never gone for weeks at a time. I'll do three shows in a row. Be home for three or four days, go back and do three or four shows, and that works out good until Idol comes along and fills in those days in between. And that is doable until then a film comes along and that shoots in London. And, we're like, 'OK, we'll figure this out.' So we just make it work."
He adds that they "never text," and he says, "We never e-mail. Phone calls only. Which I really love ... Maybe one text. Maybe one cool kind of, you know...that kind of text."
Said Ellen, with a smile: "What kind of text? What do you mean?"
He replied, "Nice, sex texting." He added, "I'm a little red right now."