Nicole Kidman was uncomfortable in spotlight with Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman struggled with the intense glare of the spotlight while married to Tom Cruise and found the media attention "overwhelming and really strange".
She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "In those early years, it was like, 'I'm here and I'm clutching onto your arm, and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange.' And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn't feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home."
Kidman split from Cruise in 2001 and went on to find love with second husband Keith Urban, who she credits with helping her feel secure.
She adds, "He just gave me confidence. Through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things... (He has) a bigger, stronger personality; that's what I've been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone's got their back."
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