Hollywood actor Nicole Kidman has opened up about her marriage and the following divorce from actor Tom Cruise. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, for its approaching October issue, Nicole talked about the immense media inspection their relationship enticed in the 1990s.
Nicole and Tom joined together for their 1990 movie Days of Thunder and got married just six months after the film's release. They were with each other for more than a decade and even had two children. However, they broke up in 2001.
She told that her acting career was shadowed by the spotlight that was given to her personal life and marriage. She blames the media for it.
She explained, "I was young. I think I offered it up? Maybe I've gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I'm always trying to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way."
She continued, "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 that the episode left her ‘open’ to other events, such as when she ultimately met her now-husband, country singer Keith Urban.
"My husband, Keith, says that when he met me, he said, 'How's your heart?' And I apparently responded, 'Open,'" she said.
Keith and Nicole came across in 2005 and he realized even back then that she would one day come to be his wife. They now have three kids together.
Tom, on the other hand, wedded Katie Holmes in 2006 after his split from Nicole. He had a daughter Suri with her. Katie and Tom also got divorced in 2012, reportedly because of his coalition with the Church of Scientology. He has not been seen with his daughter publicly since 2013.