Nicol Kidman disclosed that she had a love marriage with Tom cruise which inadvertently protected her from being sexually harassed in Hollywood. The 51 year old actor revealed that she had to look after herself after they ended their 11 years old marriage in 2001.
Kidman said, “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,” to The Cut magazine.
She even talked about the widespread #MeToo movement but also said that she would not reveal the names of her harassers. She said, “Of course I’ve had #MeToo moments — since I was little! But do I want to expose them in an article? No. Do they come out in my work? Absolutely. I’m open and raw. I want to have my well of experience and emotion tapped into, used — and I’m not just talking about sexual harassment. I’m talking about loss, death, the full array of life. But it has to be by the right people so it’s not abused again.”