Actress Nicole Kidman in 'DuJour' magazine.(Photo: Patrick Demarchelier for DuJour)
It's a rare interview when Nicole
Kidman opens up, even a little, about her failed marriage to three-time
marriage failure Tom Cruise. But somehow, the new luxury mag DuJour has managed the trick.
Oscar-winner Kidman, the Australian beauty and mother of four, is on
the cover of the Winter issue, looking remarkably like Grace Kelly
(which is not coincidental), under the headline "Triumphant."
And no wonder: She's thrilled with her second husband, Aussie
country crooner Keith Urban, she's been healed by motherhood and giving
birth (to Sunday Rose in 2008), and her own mother remains the most
important influence in her life.
Inside, she chats with writer and former Hollywood actress Patrica Bosworth for a lavishly illustrated
(styled by L'Wren Scott and photographed by Patrick Demarchelier) that
touches on her fashion, family and religion, plus Cruise, whom she
married in 1990 when she was 23.
She fell hard for him, she
admits. "I was totally smitten I fell madly, passionately in love,"
she said. "I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the
earth for him." But looking back on it now, she adds, "I was so
impulsive and naïve."
And later, they became dependent on one another. "We were in a bubble, just the two of us."
are hints of why the marriage might have gone wrong after nearly 10
years. Cruise, after all, is the most famous Scientologist in the world.
Kidman grew up in a different kind of religion.
"We were a
close-knit family still are," she says. Boswell explains she was
raised Catholic and remains devout, and still strongly influenced by the
Ten Commandments, "which I still live by today," she says.
considering she's a red-carpet champ with the ideal figure and stature
to show off a designer's best creations, she doesn't consider herself a
fashion icon. "Oh, no I'm not!" she protests. "I love fashion, but I
don't think I'm fashionable I mean, not in my private life."
her private life is great, she says. "My life changed (when she married
Urban in 2006)," she says. "He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes
me feel secure. We don't ever like to be separated."
So why is Kidman so chatty? Possibly it's to do with Grace of Monaco, due in 2014, in which she plays Hollywood star-turned-Princess Grace
Dujour, by the way, is the new quarterly and online lifestyle publication from media mogol Jason Binn launched this fall.