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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban drop $5million on a new Manhattan apartment

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have expanded their global property portfolio after purchasing a lavish apartment in Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighbourhood.

The Hollywood couple, whose real estate empire includes a 20-room Nashville mansion and a sprawling estate in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, reportedly spent $5million on the two-bedroom pad.

The apartment, located in a newly-renovated building designed by architects McKim, Mead & White, boasts chevron-patterned oak floors, high ceilings, arched windows and marble countertops.

Urban luxury: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have expanded their global property portfolio after purchasing a lavish apartment in Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighbourhood

According to the New York Post, a perk for Nicole is the building’s three separate entrances, which offer complete privacy for the A-listers and their children.

‘That’s one reason why she liked it – and there’s a garage she could drive her car into,’ a source told the publication. 

The Tribeca complex includes an indoor lap pool, a fitness centre with private training rooms and rooftop gardens featuring cabana lounges.  

Cha-ching! The Hollywood couple (pictured in Las Vegas in April 2019), whose real estate empire includes a 20-room Nashville mansion and a sprawling estate in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, reportedly spent $5million on the two-bedroom pad

Cha-ching! The Hollywood couple (pictured in Las Vegas in April 2019), whose real estate empire includes a 20-room Nashville mansion and a sprawling estate in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, reportedly spent $5million on the two-bedroom pad

The Oscar-winning actress, 53, and the country music star, 52, also own another apartment in the nearby neighbourhood of Chelsea. 

They paid $13.53million back in 2010 for the Chelsea duplex, which features three bedrooms, two terraces and a suspended car space. 

Nicole and Keith’s new acquisition comes as they face backlash in Australia for receiving special permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine, after they flew into Sydney from Tennessee on Monday morning. 

Sleek: Situated within a newly-renovated block by renowned architects McKim, Mead & White, the flat boasts chevron-patterned oak floors, high ceilings, large arched windows and marble countertops

Sleek: Situated within a newly-renovated block by renowned architects McKim, Mead & White, the flat boasts chevron-patterned oak floors, high ceilings, large arched windows and marble countertops

Joined by their daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, Nicole and Keith flew into Sydney from Tennessee via private jet, before being whisked away to their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate. 

After news of the exemption made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous. 

One fan fumed on social media: ‘This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong! 

A-list apartment: The complex also offers an indoor lap pool (pictured), fitness centre with private training rooms and rooftop gardens featuring cabana lounges

A-list apartment: The complex also offers an indoor lap pool (pictured), fitness centre with private training rooms and rooftop gardens featuring cabana lounges

‘If we all have to do it and no one is getting exemptions then EVERYONE should have to do it! And they wonder why people start breaking the rules.’

Another wrote: ‘Two different sets of laws: one for the rich and powerful and one for the ordinary person.’

‘Why special treatment?’ a third asked, pointedly.

Opulence: The bathroom offers sleek lines and  semi-freestanding bath, as well as opulent marble walls and flooring

Opulence: The bathroom offers sleek lines and  semi-freestanding bath, as well as opulent marble walls and flooring   

However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home.’

Another added: ‘Why is everyone carrying on? They are isolating at home, just not at a hotel. So what if they are stars? They still have to isolate away from everyone.’

No hotel quarantine for us! Nicole and Keith (pictured at the Golden Globes in January) were given special treatment upon their arrival in Australia from the U.S. on Monday

No hotel quarantine for us! Nicole and Keith (pictured at the Golden Globes in January) were given special treatment upon their arrival in Australia from the U.S. on Monday

Self-isolating in luxury: Joined by their daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, Nicole and Keith flew into Sydney from Tennessee via private jet, before being whisked away to their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate (pictured)

Self-isolating in luxury: Joined by their daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, Nicole and Keith flew into Sydney from Tennessee via private jet, before being whisked away to their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate (pictured)  

A similar comment read: ‘I don’t see why people are tripping out. As long as they quarantine, what and where does it matter the place they do it?’ 

The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia. 

The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs. 

Not impressed: 'This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!' one fan fumed on social media

Not impressed: ‘This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!’ one fan fumed on social media

'Why are people tripping out?' However, many others pointed out that they didn't see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks

‘Why are people tripping out?’ However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks

Strict COVID-19 restrictions are in place, according to local news reports, and production is based out of Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands home.

Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW.

Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs.

Bringing the big bucks Down Under: The couple's arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia

Bringing the big bucks Down Under: The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia

A-list cast: Nicole will also star in the series alongside an A-list Hollywood cast including Melissa McCarthy (pictured), Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto

A-list cast: Nicole will also star in the series alongside an A-list Hollywood cast including Melissa McCarthy (pictured), Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto

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