Kidman’s relationship with ex-husband Cruise has been a subject of attention after she confirmed she felt “protected” by him during their 11-year marriage when her actress friends were often targeted by powerful men in Hollywood.
“I didn’t work as much, so I wasn’t out there a lot. Also, a lot of times when I was working, Tom was there. So that’s the truth of it,” the 51-year-old actress tells WHO.
“I don’t know why the culture is set up like that and we aren’t just protected anyway, but it’s interesting that the power of another man gives you respect,” the Boy Erased star admitted.
Together, they share their two adopted children, Isabella Cruise, 25, and Connor Cruise, 23.
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