And now, in a further gesture of love and commitment, Keith has proposed to his wife for a second time – presenting her with a stunning new emerald-cut engagement ring that’s worth a staggering half a million dollars!
Nicole has been recently spotted with the new ring on her finger, and the bling is a step up from the $50,000 ring Keith originally proposed with.
And of course, a new ring means a new wedding, with the couple keen to share their vow renewal with daughters Sunday Rose, nine, and Faith, seven.
‘The girls love looking through Nic and Keith’s wedding album, and they would love to be able to re-create a bit of the magic from the day to share with them,’ says a source.
‘While they are planning on a laid-back affair, it will also be super romantic and intimate.
'At this stage they're looking to have the wedding on their farm in the NSW Southern Highlands. All their friends can come and stay, and they can spread the festivities over a few days. They’ll have the ceremony under Nicole’s favourite tree, then have a long lunch in the gardens with friends and family.
‘Nicole and Keith love the idea of having Sunday and Faith walk her down the aisle, and of course Keith is already penning a song for his bride. It will be a beautiful experience for all of them.’
It’s believed the lovebirds are planning their second wedding for later in the year, and it comes after a hectic two years in their marriage – which has been strained with long separations and hectic schedules.
‘When Keith got down on bended knee and proposed – again – it was with the promise of them both turning over a new leaf in their marriage,’ says a source close to the couple.
‘There’s no doubt that they absolutely love each other, but they’ve certainly been tested over the past few years.
‘As well as Keith doing his long Ripcord tour, which meant weeks and months away from Nicole, she was filming back-to-back movies and TV series all around the world.
Indeed, the pair put on a very loving display when they enjoyed New Year’s Eve festivities in Nashville, giggling with one another and sharing playful touches as they were interviewed via satellite for the US’s big New Year’s Eve show in New York.
While Nicole hinted that Keith had dazzled her with amazing jewellery at Christmas, she didn’t elaborate on the proposal details.
‘They were flirting so much, it was great to see,’ says a pal. ‘It’s the start of a new era for them – they’re like newlyweds, and they’re loving it.’
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