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Nicole Kidman Said Being Married To Tom Cruise Kept Her "From Being Sexually Harassed"

"Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about."

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have been married so long (12 years to be exact), that it's hard to remember a time when they weren't together.

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But before she became romantically involved with Keith, Nicole was married to Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001. And in a recent New York Magazine interview, the Oscar-winning actress opened up about marrying Tom Cruise at a young age.

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"Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about."

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"I’m married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful."

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"That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me — it was protection."

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"I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed."

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"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.”

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Despite feeling "cocooned" when she was younger, Nicole is now a Hollywood butterfly, earning popular roles in projects like Big Little Lies, The Beguiled, Boy Erased, Aquaman, and more.

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To read more from Nicole, check out her full interview with New York Magazine.

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