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Happy couple: Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles last night
But she and her country music singer Urban decided to keep mum until just recently in order to protect all those involved.
Nicole Kidman has opened up for the first time about her new daughter.
The actress and husband Keith Urban revealed earlier this month that they had welcomed Faith Margaret to the family after she was born via a surrogate.
Speaking at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles last night, the 43-year-old star said keeping the surrogacy process quiet was difficult because she wanted to share the exciting news.
Speaking to E! presenter Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, Nicole said: 'I wanted to be able to tell everybody because I was so excited about her.
'[But] we just decided this was our thing together. It kind of just perpetuated itself.'
'[And] it protects her and it protects everyone in the situation.'
Affectionate display: Nicole opened up for the first time about her new daughter Faith Margaret, who was born via a surrogate
Stunning: The actress looked incredible in a black dress complete with lace panelling around the décolletage and back
The Australian actress presented Colin Firth with his best actor award at last night's glitzy event for his role in The King's Speech.
However despite being nominated herself for best actress for her film Rabbit Hole, she lost out on the honour with Natalie Portman pipping her to the post for Black Swan.
Nicole and Keith released a join statement on January 17, revealing their happy news about Faith Margaret - three weeks after she was born to a gestational carrier at The Women's Hospital at Centennial Medical Center in Kidman and Urban's adopted hometown of Nashville.
Meet and greet: The actress signs autographs for fans, but missed out on winning best actress at the event for her role in Rabbit Hole
Nicole already has a two-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose, with Urban, plus adopted children Isabella, 18, and Connor, 15 from her previous relationship with Tom Cruise.
Kidman added that Faith Margaret's name was inspired by her own family and adopted southern hometown.
'It's that southern double name,' she said, adding that Margaret was the name of her beloved grandmother who had her last baby aged 49.
'She's my inspiration,' Kidman added.
Congratulations: She presented Colin Firth with his gong for best actor in the King's Speech
Nicole Kidman Gushes About New Baby