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Kidman wasn't comfortable with fame

Nicole Kidman has admitted she struggled to cope with Tom Cruise's massive fame when they were married.

The Paperboy actress - who was with the Hollywood megastar for 10 years until they split in 2001 - confessed the pandemonium surrounding Tom could be overwhelming and told Harper's Bazaar that she refers to her early days with the actor as "fame by association".

She said: "It was like, 'I'm here and I'm clutching onto your arm, and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange.'

"And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn't feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home."

Nicole has been married to country singer Keith Urban for six years, and the couple have two daughters together.

The 45-year-old revealed that her union with Keith has given her confidence.

She said: "He just gave me confidence through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things."

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