Nicole Kidman: being married to Tom Cruise protected her from harrassment

 

 Nicole Kidman is opening up about one aspect of being married to Tom Cruise. Though the two rarely speak about their marriage or their two adopted kids together, Kidman does acknowledge in the new of issue of New York magazine that being married to a star of Cruise’s magnitude gave her a level of protection during her younger years in Hollywood. Kidman tells the magazine: “Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about, because I’m married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful. That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me — it was protection. I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up.”

… Kidman, now 51, goes on to note that she later definitely experienced her “share of #MeToo moments. … But do I want to expose them in an article? No. Do they come out in my work? Absolutely.”

… Kidman and Cruise tied the knot in 1990 after meeting on the set of Days of Thunder, but divorced in 2001 after more than a decade together.

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