Nicole Kidman: I was either working or at home during Tom Cruise marriage


Nicole Kidman spent her time "working or at home" whilst married to Tom Cruise.

The 51-year-old actress - who is now married to Keith Urban - tied the knot with 56-year-old Tom in 1990 and adopted two children, 25-year-old Isabella and 23-year-old Connor, before their split over a decade later in 2001.

And after recently claiming that being married to the star came with its own level of "protection" that stopped her from being sexually harassed, she has now explained that the reason she felt safe during her marriage was because she started her family young, and so stopped "going to parties".

Speaking on the 'Today' show, she said: "I'm saying because I was married at 23 years old, I wasn't going to parties, or I wasn't going out a lot. I was pretty much at home. I had my first child at 25 and I was married. I was in a family so, my sense of being in the world was I was working or I was at home."

The 'Big Little Lies' star - who has Sunday, 10, and Faith, seven, with Keith - recently said she was "reluctant to talk about" her marriage to the 'Mission: Impossible' star because it feels "disrespectful" now she's married to Keith, but she did admit Tom's status helped to protect her whilst she was a young star in Hollywood.

She said at the time: "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."