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Nicole Kidman to 'The Edit': 'I've Been to Hell & Back' in My Personal Life

Nicole Kidman to 'The Edit': 'I've Been to Hell & Back' in My Personal Life

Nicole Kidman keeps coy in her trench coat on the cover of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit magazine.

Here’s what the 47-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her friends’ reactions to Keith Urban‘s confessions of love on stage: “I had two girlfriends sitting with me [at the concert] and they were like, ‘Bitch!’ I went, ‘Hey! I’ve been to hell and back!’ Keith always says, ‘We’re lucky we met late in life,’” the Grace of Monaco star continued. “‘The sadness of that is we can’t have six kids together, but the greatness of that is [we are done] with all the other stuff, so now we are totally present for this.’ That’s a great thing to hear from a man.”

On having a family: “They say your art gets affected when you have a family, but I’d much rather have a family. Having experienced the greatest awards and accolades, the idea of being alone with that doesn’t work for me. It may for somebody else, but it’s not for me.”

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  • Love Nicole

    The shoot is amazing. Great interview too!

  • Dieter

    I love her hot full round ass so much !!!! I wanna lick and squeeze it and cum in it !!!

  • Mireille


  • Cate

    “The Grace of Monaco” star? Couldn’t they think of something better?

    I like her but I feel like she talks about the same thing in all her interviews lately: Keith and her family and how much she loves them and how happy they are. Maybe it’s just the questions they are asking her but it’s a bit dull. I doubt most 47 year old men who have been acting for over 25 years would get those types of vapid interview questions.

  • Artistlike

    @Cate: probably not, but men also aren’t usually put on the cover of fashion magazines that typically only deal with fluff. Unfortunately, it comes with the territory.

  • Dieter

    I want her butt to sit on my face and I want her to rip a smelly one !!!!

  • allison

    I wonder what she will says to her girls when they ask why she abandoned her two other kids. (Please don’t tell me they walked away from her) She is the adult. She left them and ran to AUS and then to TN.

  • Andrea

    Maybe married male actors should be asked about their partners and kids. They’re human too you know. There’s nothing wrong with Nicole Kidman being proud of her family. Keith and other male country artists when asked are just as proud.

  • whatever.

    @allison: She never abandoned them. Her son made a statement that the media’s misinformation and lies about that are just that. Lies.

  • Dieter

    Connor and the girl were not particular hard workers. They also were kind of not her kids. It’s better for those that they are away from Hollywood. They weren’t up to the game !!!!

  • Lizzie


    Nicole didn’t run away to Oz. She remained in LA. Actually, that’s where she met Keith. As far Connor and Bella are concerned, their aunt (Tom’s sister) raised them as Scientologists, and they weren’t encouraged to see their mother. Tom Cruise had the money and power to make sure he called the shots as far as they kids were concerned. It’s a shame that education wasn’t included in his agenda.

  • Oh,noese!

    Never heard of “Edit.” Kidman keeps bombing and bombing at the box office. And can someone PLEASE tell her not to act with her mouth open all the time? Even a critic wrote about her failure to close her mouth in her “performance” *cough* of Diane Arbus.

  • Sally

    Oh,Noese! Your statement proves you have no clue what a real actor is. Nicole’s been nominated for 3 Academy Awards she won one. Actors are not nominated unless they are proven to be superb in their field. You don’t like her movies fine that’s okay but just don’t say things that you have no clue what you’re talking about.

  • liz

    one of the few actresses that 1) has genuine talent 2) is not starving for attention and 3) has good values

    hats off to NK, she’s brilliant :)

  • allison

    They also were kind of not her kids
    @Dieter: What kiind of bs answer is that. Kidman was the only mother they knew.
    The only way the aunt could raise them as anything is if Kidman abandoned her responsibility as their mother. You do see the Katie has her child. right. Katie fought for her child. Those two kids were Kidman’s kids and she left them. Left them in a position that she says was hell for her.

  • Michelle

    ” Actors are not nominated unless they are proven to be superb in their field.” – Tom Cruise has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes, but some wouldn’t see him as a ‘superb’ actor.

  • Michelle

    Also, there are pictures of Nicole and Bella (here on JJ) holding hands in Australia during visits as late as 2007 when Bella was age 14. I wouldn’t say that Cruise’s sister had raised them if Nicole was still involved with her daughter at least as late as her teens. (Connor age around 11). Cruise may have gradually gained more influence and time with his children, but that wasn’t until Bella was at least a teenager and Connor a preteen.

  • curious

    What a cunning woman. Still trying to convince the masses she gave birth to Sunday and she works constantly, yet preaches family comes first. Is it any wonder nobody likes her and nobody sees her movies.

  • Carolyn

    I really appreciated the interview link, especially the “Memories” video at the end. Nicole is so happy and grateful for the life she has with Keith. Their relationship is what she is proudest of. Just lovely.

  • x

    Kidman’s girlfriends (wink wink) are correct. She is a “BITCH” in the true sense of the word, despite what her paid puppet Urban regurgitates on stage.

  • NK went to hell and back …

    when Tom Cruise decided not to extend her bearding contract.

  • One

    She has it all. An incredibly loving, devoted and gorgeous husband who happens to be talented and filthy rich. Plus two beautiful biological girls and two adopted children. She may have found happiness later in life, but she struck gold. Worth the wait. She must be a very nice lady to have gotten KU to devote his life to her.

  • Before I Go To Sleep

    I must remember to video tape an imitation birthing scene in case Sunday Rose wants to watch it one day.

  • Macy

    Bitter skeptics hoping for the worst for the Urbans for almost a decade go crazy reading these great upbeat interviews with a radiant Nicole. Expect lots more of the same old predictable nastiness from the usual suspects. You go, Nicole!

  • Diedre

    I do hope she is happy now. I’m willing to bet that her years with Tom were awful. He is a closeted homosexual who is on the upper rungs of a powerful cult. Although it is clear she can bear children, Tom wouldn’t have that and they adopted their two children. When she ran for her life (or was forced out because the cult didn’t approve any longer) he took those kids and turned them against Nicole.
    I seriously doubt Suri is his biological child. One day I hope the tell all book about Cruise comes out. The truth would likely curl your hair.

  • lizzie

    @curious: @Before I Go To Sleep:

    This continued insistence that Sunday wasn’t a natural birth in a TN hospital is hard to swallow. You’re insisting that an accredited hospital in Nashville went along with this sham – ridiculous.

    Also Diedre, I’m no fan of Cruise, but when Suri’s first photos were released there was a strong resemblance to William Mapother, Cruise’s cousin.

  • Danny

    I feel sorry for ppl that can’t have their own children.

  • just sayin

    Nicole’s botoxed face looks less offensive when it is hidden behind her hair.

  • Oh dear

    “They say your art gets affected when you have a family”
    Nikki Flopman gets busy blaming her family for her run of box office bombs.

  • Nicole Egomaniac Kidman

    “They say your art gets affected when you have a family”
    So many successful actresses would disagree, including REAL mothers like Meryl, Cate, Amy etc.


    @Nicole Egomaniac Kidman: @Oh dear: Why are you bothering to completely take her words out of context when anybody can go read the interview? LMAO! Crazy One has no life again on another holiday weekend.

  • http://comcast Joni

    I see THE CRAZY ONE is back with her jealous, envious remarks using about ten or so fake names. There wouldn’t be half of these comments if it wasn’t for The Crazy One., a very, very sick person. Nicole and Keith are two successful, talented couple that love each other very much. And they are suppose to be two of the nicest people you will ever meet.

  • bahahaha

    “I had two girlfriends sitting with me [at the concert] and they were like, ‘Bltch! How much did you pay your gay husband to regurgitate that cr@p?’”

  • http://comcast Joni

    @bahahaha:Comment. 34, THE CRAZY ONE is a sick jealous person. Get a life of your own, not The Keith Urbans’ Family life. Seriously what is wrong with you, Scientology ? Jealousy ? Both ( probably ). Whatever it is, you are pathetic !!!!

  • lizzie

    I just watched ‘Memories’ and the remark that Nicole’s mother made about taking career over family life was rather strange. I guess she prefers basking in the limelight of having a big ‘movie star’ daughter than caring whether her daughter has finally found happiness in her husband and daughters.

  • Hope


    Agreed but don’t forget, the grass is always greener. Her mother had a family but didn’t have a career as an actress. Maybe she’s envious of her daughters.

  • PR ‘Memories’

    Janelle Kidman is well aware her dear daughter Nicole is a pathological liar.

  • qwerty

    …says the pathological liar The Crazy One.

  • lljr88

    Think its funny how these people know what Nicole mom would think, I don’t have a clue because I dont know her, but most of these people are on the negative thread of keith and nicole, that Maclen started on july 31 of 12, and only have 372 pages in that time with less than 30 or so people comments on it and in last year it has been down to less than 1/3 of thoes people and in last months only a few diehards like Maclen, kl, x speical k, have really comment on it, (and I belive a few are the same person) and what is funny Malcan made comment that keith and nicole is so dull that he/she won’t make a comment until news worthy,, (that why no one is commits on it any more), but yet their are lots of keith urban clubs who get people asking to join daily, and nicole still being ask to do alot of stuff and in news alot, well isn’t keith being up for 4 awards news worthy, because like Malcan likes to point out keith and nicole careers are dying, well if keith being up for 4 major awards is a dying career love to see a hot one, but the negative thread and the very few left that comment on it is what dying, call it what you will malcan, and x but only 372 pages since july 31 of 12 is a laugh .

  • http://comcast Joni

    What horrible thing did Nicole and Keith do to you to make you hate them so much, it must have been horrendous. LOL. We know all of these hateful comments come from one person using different names, we know it’s you THE CRAZY ONE. It has been said by many people that you will not find nicer people than Nicole and Keith. I tend to believe it.

  • http://comcast Joni

    @allison: None of your business what she has to say to her daughters The Crazy One.

  • get help now

    So, is The Crazy One the woman who left her husband and kids to move to Nashville and obsess over Keith? I would love to see a picture of her, she must be a very sweet, attractive, successful person for Keith to want to be with her. Oh wait, THAT’S NICOLE. Well, would still like to see a pic, can anyone point me in the right direction? Someone must know who she is.

  • http://comcast Joni

    @get help now: I think you are correct about this woman leaving her husband and moving to Nashville. Your comment ‘THAT’S NICOLE’ priceless.

  • get help now


    You would think she would want everyone to know who she is, being in a love relationship with Keith and all. Come out, come out, whomever you are!!!