Culture September 21, 2021

Nicole Kidman reflects on marriage to Tom Cruise

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Once upon a time, Nicole Kidman was married to Tom Cruise -- and now she's reflecting on that time in her life, specifically how the media treated her.

When asked by Harper's Bazaar if she was annoyed with the media's obsession over the high profile relationship, the Australian actress replied, "I was young. I think I offered it up?"

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"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," Kidman continued before a moment of silence. "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."

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Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise at the "Eyes Wide Shut" Premiere on Sept. 9, 1999.

Referencing her current husband, country singer Keith Urban, the "Nine Perfect Strangers" star added, "My husband, Keith, says that when he met me, he said, 'How's your heart?' And I apparently responded, 'Open.'"

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Kidman and Cruise were married in 1990 and divorced in 2001. They share two children, a 28-year-old daughter, Isabella, and a 26-year-old son, Connor.

The "Big Little Lies" star and Urban wed in 2006 and also share two children, daughters Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith Margaret, 10.