Nicole Kidman says her relationship with Tom Cruise taught her an important lesson about love in the limelight.
The Oscar winner, 54, appears on the cover of October’s Harper’s Bazaar in which she talks about her marriage to Keith Urban . She was also asked about her first marriage — and whether she felt annoyed by the press focusing so maniacally on the relationship.
"I was young. I think I offered it up?" she said of being married to her Days of Thunder and Eyes Wide Shut co-star, 59, from 1990 to 2001. (The exes, who reportedly disagreed on the merits of Scientology , share daughter Bella Kidman Cruise, 28, and Connor Cruise, 26.)
However, that high-profile divorce that made headlines around the globe for years didn’t cease her openness toward love — or what she shares publicly about it to this day.
"Maybe I’ve gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I’m always trying to be as open as possible," explained Kidman, who went on to have a brief engagement to Lenny Kravitz and then marry Urban in 2006 . "I just prefer to live in the world that way. I’m wary at times, and I’ve been hurt, but at the same time I much prefer a warm approach rather than a prickly shutdown approach."
She added, "My husband, Keith, says that when he met me, he said, ‘How’s your heart?’ And I apparently responded, ‘Open.’" Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, in 2020, have been married for 15 years. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Kidman claimed she was more into the country singer, 53, than he was to her when they met in 2005 at an event called G’Day L.A., which honors notable Australians. Urban gave a speech in which he gushed about his mother and Kidman’s sister Antonia, her date, leaned over to her and said that men seemingly don’t get better than Urban.
"’Yeah, but he’s not gonna be interested in me,’" Kidman recalled replying to her sister. "And he actually wasn’t that interested in me at the time — which he now says is not true; he was just sort of intimidated."