Nicole Kidman was protected against sexual harassment by her marriage to Tom Cruise, the 51-year-old actress revealed in an open essay printed this week in New York Magazine.

The 2 met on the set of the 1990s movie “Days of Thunder” and started a whirlwind romance that noticed them married that very same yr earlier than calling it quits in 2001, USA Today reported.

Kidman is reluctant to debate particulars of her earlier marriage out of respect for her present husband, Keith City, however in her essay, she supplied some perception into what it was like being a spouse at 22.

“I acquired married very younger, however it undoubtedly wasn’t energy for me — it was safety,” she wrote, including that she married for love. “However being married to an especially highly effective man stored me from being sexually harassed.”

Kidman famous that she would nonetheless work however was “nonetheless very a lot cocooned,” and when she left the wedding, she needed to develop up rapidly.

“In fact I’ve had #MeToo moments — since I used to be little!,” she continued. “However do I wish to expose them in an article? No. Do they arrive out in my work? Completely.”

Kidman has constantly proven solidarity with the #MeToo motion.

Final month she mentioned it may assist each women and men transfer ahead as a result of it was a motion of “respect and equality and decency,” Variety noted.

Throughout her acceptance speech on the Display screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this yr, Kidman famous that ladies have been proving themselves to be “potent and highly effective and viable,” IndieWire reported.

“I simply beg that the trade stays behind us, as a result of our tales are lastly being advised, it is solely the start, and I am so proud to be part of a neighborhood that’s instigating this alteration,” she mentioned.



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