Nicole Kidman Reveals Marriage To 'Extremely Powerful Man' Tom Cruise Protected Her From Sexual Harassment

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Nicole Kidman says that after her marriage to Tom Cruise ended when she was '32,33,' it was almost like she had to 'grow up' as she was 'cocooned' in her career till then.

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

The #MeToo India movement is currently grabbing headlines, but its origins took place in Hollywood last year following allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. As #MeToo gains prominence in India, actress Nicole Kidman's latest revelation is extremely relevant. In an essay for a magazine, the actress shared that being married to Tom Cruise at a young age of 22 shielded her from sexual harassment in the film industry. 

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Kidman revealed that she had 'married for love', it was not power for her but protection. She claims the marriage protected her from sexual harassment because Cruise was an 'extremely powerful man'. One of the most popular celebrity couples of that time, Kidman and Cruise were married for 11 years before calling it quits and the former says that after the marriage ended when she was '32,33,' it was almost like she had to grow up as she was cocooned in her career till then.

Kidman is now married to her great love Keith Urban, as she says and in the essay, she says that she finds it 'disrespectful' and 'reluctant' to open up on her marriage to Tom Cruise. Nicole and Cruise had fallen in love while filming 'The Days of Thunder' and had got hitched in 1990. The ex-couple adopted two children, a son and a daughter during their 11-year marriage, and parted ways in 2001. Kidman married Keith Urban in 2006 and has two daughters with him. Tom, on the other hand, married Katie Holmes in 2006, but they got divorced in 2012. Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers before he tied the knot with Kidman.  

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On the professional front, Kidman was seen in 'Boy Erased', which released in September this year. She will also be seen in 'Destroyer' which will hit the theaters in December. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise was seen in 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout' earlier this year, on which he was also a producer. The latest installment of the action franchise was successful at the box office like the other movies.  



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