In an interview for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s October issue, Nicole Kidman was asked what she thought about the media attention focused on her marriage with Tom Cruise, to which she jokingly responded, “I was young. I think I offered it up? Maybe I’ve gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I’m always trying to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way.”
This comes after she told The New York Times in 2020 that she didn’t know what to say about her failed marriage. “Maybe I don’t have the ability to look back and dissect it. Or I’m not willing to,” she said.
However, she admitted to Harper’s Bazaar that her first marriage taught her some valuable lessons about having a highly publicized relationship, saying, “I’m wary at times, and I’ve been hurt, but at the same time, I much prefer a warm approach rather than a prickly shutdown approach. My husband, Keith, says that when he met me, he said, ‘How’s your heart?’ And I apparently responded, ‘Open.'”