Nicole Kidman is a class act. The actress has been married to country music superstar Keith Urban since 2006. While they do occasionally make tabloid headlines, Kidman says her marriage and life now are pretty down to Earth.
In a recent Vogue interview, it really jumps out how Kidman is able to praise her marriage to Urban without feeling the need to denigrate her time with Tom Cruise.
“I wish I could have met him much earlier," Kidman says of Urban, "and had way more children with him. But I didn’t. I mean, if I could have had two more children with him, that would have been just glorious.”
The way she talks about Keith Urban is the stuff of fairy tale love stories. Like her recounting of watching him play in a friendly jam session recently.
“I looked up at him at one point and I saw his tattoos and his foot going, and he had the guitar, and I was like, ‘God, I love that man. I’m so glad I’m in this world.’”
One of the things Nicole Kidman will not talk about in interviews is Scientology. She would not even give a comment to the recent HBO documentary Going Clear, which has said Scientology tried to break up her marriage to Tom Cruise. Kidman has said that she ill not comment on that out of respect for her children with Tom Cruise.
It's not that Kidman won't speak of those years with Cruise at all. She says, for example, that today's young celebrities have a much harder time with tabloids and press than they did.
“We’re the generation that got to duck all of that,” Kidman says. “When I was with Tom, I don’t remember paparazzi sitting outside our house . . . not like now. This is different.”
Still, nothing bitter is aired about him, even though it would probably sell copy and get her interviews.
What a contrast that is with Heather Mills' recent statements. The ex-wife of Paul McCartney has spoken ill of him more than once recently.
“I don’t want to go into my second marriage too much," Heather Mills told the Guardian, "because if you haven’t got something nice to say about someone you shouldn’t say anything at all, and it had a lot to do with the person I married.”
Rather than withhold comments out of respect for their daughter, she uses her as a topic to talk McCartney down.
“I taught her the saxophone," Mills says, "because her father can’t read music so I do all the music teaching.”
On another occasion, Mills said of McCartney:
"If I go down the street, all I get is kids coming up to me -- half of them don't even know who he is -- that's why he's gotta do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember ..."
I hope I am not the only person who wants Heather Mills to shut up
— poppy amelia david (@poppyinthepink) July 20, 2015