Keith Urban was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on February 10th, but there was no sign of his gaunt wife, actress Nicole Kidman.
The 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year performed his current hit Stupid Boy, and his Grammy-nominated single Once In A Lifetime.
The actress, who won an Oscar in 2003, was expected to be there. SNL host and 2007 Oscar nominee Forest Whitaker said he was looking forward to meeting her. Her absence at both the rehearsal and live taping of the show last Saturday could not be explained.
The actress apparently took in a showing of Peter O'Toole's Venus with an unidentified, nondescript male companion in Santa Monica on February 9th. Could her frequent work-outs with a personal trainer also have interfered with her plans to join her husband in NYC for the weekend?
Earlier last week, Urban performed at a benefit for St Jude's Children's Hospital in Chicago. The February 8th concert featured a very relaxed and happy Urban. One of the highlights of the evening was when Urban forgot the words to his hit Making Memories of Us which he was widely reported to have sung to his bride at their June 2006 wedding.
Since sightings at Sushi Roku and the Polo Club Cafe in LA late last month, the couple has not been seen together in public.
One wonders if the newlyweds will be able to coordinate their busy schedules to spend their first Valentine's Day as husband and wife together. Urban has several promotional appearances for his latest multi-platinum selling CD Love Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing planned for the rest of the week.
Urban will be kicking off a visit to Toronto on Wednesday, February 14th with a live 4-song performance on Canada AM, Canada's #1 TV show. Later in the day, the singer will be heading to a "secret" show in downtown Toronto for another performance which includes a meet and greet for members of his Monkeyville fan club.
Urban ends his hectic week with an appearance on The Today Show in NYC on Friday the 16th.