Even though Hawaii-born actress and singer Nicole Kidman is well known for her marriage to Tom Cruise, they both have encountered their ups and downs together during the duration of their marriage. The drama between Kidman and Cruise has attracted a lot of media attention, especially concerning their adopted children. Recently, in an issue of Vanity Fair, Kidman tells the well-known magazine that her relationship with Cruise was "intoxicating."
According to ABC News, Kidman elaborated on her marriage with Cruise to the pop culture magazine and stated "I was so young, and you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now." The love that Kidman is talking about is New Zealand-born country singer Keith Urban, who Kidman married in 2006 (according to The Mirror).
Apart from labeling the marriage between Kidman and Cruise as "intoxicating," the ABC News article stated that Kidman described her marriage to Cruise as a "surreal level of fame." Kidman elaborated on this by saying:
"There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you, and there is only one other person that’s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it’s deeply romantic."
Kidman and Urban (who recently became a judge on American Idol) live a low-key life in Nashville, Tennessee, along with their two biological daughters. Kidman has been taking a break from the Hollywood scene for a while and reflected on her time in Hollywood and describes the following experience with Vanity Fair:
"The whole business side of it — it’s too present. It doesn’t suit me. There’s an enormous amount you have to give up if you want to have a family. You can have a certain career, but you can’t be living in Hollywood, [where] absolutely everything, everything revolves around it. That wasn’t my choice. I’d rather revolve around somebody else’s career and then still find my own."
Commenting on her married relationship with Urban, Kidman stated "My husband and I are in uncharted territory because we’re trying to find artistic expression but also we’re incredibly connected as a family — we're very, very tight, very, very close, and I have a very, very primal protection of my family.”
Urban has also been in the news recently. According to an article on NZCity's website, the country-singing American Idol judged now has "Nicole" etched on his right arm, printed in script lettering.[Image source: Wikimedia Commons]