The divorce from Cruise was a dark time in the actress' life. Keith Urban roped her out of the well of despair.
Nicole Kidman was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2004 and 2018, and why not? She deserves the place on the list because she's not just a beautiful face of the Holywood film industry but also a talented actress who has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006.
But all these achievements don't mean that the Bewitched actress hasn't seen or experienced her fair share of troubles and traumas. When she met her husband, Keith Urban back in 2005, she was a woman who had lost everything. She had gone through a very public and nasty divorce from Tom Cruise and lost her babies in a traumatic miscarriage that swept away all her "confidence."
In a recent interview with Marie Claire, she gushed about her musician husband and said, “He just came along and protected me. He’s loved me, given me confidence and made me so much more comfortable.”
At the beginning of the year, the 53-year-old Big Little Lies actress had told The Sunday Morning Herald, "What makes me feel most comfortable and secure is being with Keith." Elaborating on how Urban is not just her husband but her best friend as well, she added, "Having a partner by your side, someone with whom you can talk, who loves you and who you love, balances everything. Before I met him, I was more scared. Now I feel protected thanks to this great friend and wonderful partner I have."
The Goldfinch actress also stressed that she's an introvert by nature and "pretty quiet" who tends to "withdraw from stressful situations." She told Marie Claire that she is "deeply introverted." She said, "I’m not comfortable in crowds. I have trouble public speaking." But the Blue Ain’t Your Color singer washed all her troubles away with his opposite personality.
“I married into my heart. He knows who I am and he’s opened me up. We have an interesting balance because I’m an introvert and he’s an extrovert," Kidman revealed.
Before meeting the God Whispered Your Name crooner, Kidman was married to Mission Impossible series star, Tom Cruise. They were the hottest couple of Hollywood until the Far and Away actress was slammed with a divorce that she neither expected nor wanted.
She recently revealed that she begged him not to leave her but his "decision was final." Talking to Dujuor, she had revealed, "It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system” because according to her, their "life together was perfect.” If the sudden news of separation wasn't enough, Cruise never gave her the reason for the divorce either. All he said was, “Nic knows why.”
The days that followed were the "loneliest" for the actress. The Daily Mail reported her talking candidly about her personal struggles at the Women in the World Summit (London) in 2016 where she said that even though she was putting all her focus on her work that made her win an Oscar, she felt the "loneliest" around that time.
She said, "[The divorce] culminated in winning an Oscar and that caused an epiphany which was, 'This isn’t the answer.' I was holding a gold statue and I was the loneliest I’d ever been." But now she's found her happiness in her family.
Back in 2017, News.com reported the Moulin Rouge! alum saying, “Keith and I always say that we are just so lucky to have each other." She continued, “In this world, to be able to come back to that love and that strength is so nourishing and powerful.” The two have been happily married for 14 years now and counting, and have two daughters together.
Do you know what the actress waits to do at the end of her day? If you thought it was hugging her kids and Urban, then you're right. She told Marie Claire, "When I get home, the thing I look forward to the most is being able to hug my children and Keith, and that's the kind of feeling which will always keep us connected."