Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have been happily married for 12 years, and in a new interview with Parade, the actress says that one of the reasons their relationship is so successful is that they don’t text each other. In fact, she claims they’ve never texted each other.

Asked about their “no-texting” rule, Kidman replied, “We call. And that’s 12 years of marriage. We have our 12-year wedding anniversary tomorrow [June 25], and we’ve never texted. That is so not our relationship, which is interesting, right? We call.”

The Big Little Lies star said they’ve stuck to the rule “since the very beginning” of their relationship. “The reason it started at the beginning was because I didn’t know how to text and it just kind of worked for us,” she explained, laughing. “So now we don’t.”

They find other ways to keep in touch, though. “We just do voice to voice or skin to skin, as we always say,” Kidman told Parade. “We talk all the time and we FaceTime but we just don’t text because I feel like texting can be misrepresentative at times. And I’ve had the thing where I reread texts and I’m like, ‘What does that mean?’ and then read it to somebody and go, ‘Can you interpret that?’ I don’t want that between my lover and I.”

Of course, there’s more to their relationship than just the no-texting rule. The Oscar-winner said she and Urban approach their relationship “with humility and hope and just really love hanging out” with each other. “I mean, it’s that simple. We love spending time together,” she told the mag. “We have a lot of fun together and we just choose each other. If there is one person I can hang out with, it’s him and the girls and that’s it. That’s so much enough for me.”

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