Actress Nicole Kidman has said that she wanted "to tell everybody" about that fact that she was about to welcome a new addition to her family.

Kidman and husband Keith Urban recently announced that they welcomed a new baby daughter named Faith, born via a surrogate just after Christmas.

Speaking on E!, Kidman said: "I wanted to be able to tell everybody because I was so excited about her but at the same time we decided that this was our thing together."

"It kind of just perpetuated itself... At the end we just went, 'OK, we'll make an announcement'."

"If we can get all the way through then why not? It protects her and protects everyone in the situation."