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Nicole Kidman Stars As WHO Turns 20

October 3, 2012, 5:00 am Sarah Grant | WHO Magazine whomagazine

The Hollywood star exclusively opens up to WHO on love, loss and motherhood to mark WHO’s 20th Birthday.

Nicole Kidman Stars As WHO Turns 20
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In one of her most revealing interviews to date, Nicole Kidman looks back on the past 20 years, telling WHO about her loves and heartbreak, the struggle to create the family of her dreams, and the moments—both dark and joyous—that have defined her eventful life.  

Kidman, the star of WHO’s 20th Anniversary Collector’s Issue, discusses the turmoil she suffered in the wake of her marriage breakdown to Tom Cruise, her emotional experiences with adoption, pregnancy, miscarriage and surrogacy, her career highs and how her love for husband Keith Urban has moved her life into “a really beautiful place.”

Speaking from her home in Nashville, Tennessee, the Oscar winning actress, 45, also reflects on some of her 56 WHO covers on which she has appeared since the magazine’s 1992 inception—more than any other celebrity. From the “loneliest, loneliest existence” she felt following her 2001 split to Cruise, to the surprise joy she discovered at finding love again with Urban in 2005, Kidman reveals: “There was a long time when I never thought it would happen for me again - and it happened! I never, ever take Keith or our love for granted and I always keep in my mind that my dream is to grow very old with him.” 

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The mother of four also takes the opportunity to honour her adoptive children with Cruise, Bella, 19 and Connor, 17, as well as her daughters with Urban, Sunday, 4, and Faith, 21 months. “All of my kids are highlights of my life,” she says. “I remember when we adopted Bella, her looking at me for the very first time. That is extremely powerful, like a kind of birth, too. They are all my biggest joys.” Adds Kidman: “I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don’t regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it. It was all a part of growing up.” 

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Kidman also denies recent reports that she counselled Katie Holmes, 33, in the lead up to her surprise split from Cruise in June. While a source allegedly told American publication US Weekly, “They’ve spoken over the past few weeks,” Kidman denies this. “I never spoke to her,” she tells WHO exclusively. “I wish all of them well, but I was not involved in any of that.”

On headlining WHO’s story “20 Years of Icons”, Kidman says, “I don’t feel like an icon, but it’s really nice to be called it!”  

For Kidman’s complete interview, pick up this week’s collector’s issue of WHO, on sale now. To go behind the scene's in Nashville with Kidman at her WHO 20th Birthday Photo Shoot, check out WHO.com's 20th Dedicated Birthday Site Here.  

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  1. ao01:15pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yeah why does the news always go to the "The West" home page??? But then is any of the news original or unbiased????

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  2. フランク11:09am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sorry...I don't care about Who's 20th birthday and I'm certainly not interested in the love life of Nicole Kidman....I'm actually more interested in the mistreatment of the elderly in a contemporary society.....but can't comment on that!....However, I will here! Why doesn't the government concentrate on cleaning up the trash who work in our hospitals rather than retraining and giving closer scrutiny to our teachers? Australia already has one of the highest rates of University graduates in the world!

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  3. Christopher10:54am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Stephen, the reason the news comes from The West Australian is that Yahoo7 workers are lazy and bordering on illiteracy in the main. They have no idea of what "real news" is because they look for sensationalism rather than substance . As for the spiel on Kidman! Hardly earth shattering information about her life. Lots of money, lots of narcissism, lots of makeup and little talent.

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  4. Stephen09:57am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Can someone explain why when I want national news this site automatically goes to the west home page,which is without doubt the worst newspaper in the country.

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  5. Stephen09:57am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Can someone explain why when I want national news this site automatically goes to the west home page,which is without doubt the worst newspaper in the country.

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  6. Cyn09:56am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I am so please for Nicole, for her achievement.

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  7. James09:22am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    HOT!

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  8. Michael08:59am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Gorgeous woman, inside and out. I'm so thrilled that things have started to work out for her. Not to mention she is one of the most talented Aussies of all time - a terrific actress! Can't wait to see The Paperboy and Stoker!

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  9. measemeister07:42am Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I am ecstatic for Nicole. She has waited a long time for the love and peace she now has. No one knows what these "stars" have to put up with, with the media. It must be so difficult to keep quiet at times. I only hope now Bella and Connor can get closer to Nicole and Keith and get to know their sisters Sunday and Faith without any interference from anyone else.

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