It's tough being married to the biggest Hollywood star on the planet. Ask Nicole Kidman. Back when she wed Tom Cruise in 1990, she wasn't yet the star she is today. And Cruise, he was larger than life and would only get more famous as the years passed by.

"In those early years, it was like, 'I’m here and I’m clutching onto your arm, and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange,'" she tells Harper's Bazaar. "And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn’t feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home."

Things are much different now. Not just because she's world famous herself, but because she has a different man at her side. She married country star Keith Urban back in 2006.

"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," she said of the American Idol judge. "A bigger, stronger personality, that's what I've been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone's got their back."

[via Daily Mail]