Finally! I have something that helps me relate to Nicole Kidman, LOL. Because apparently, she has what many of us mothers out there have, too (with some of us doing everything we can to get rid of it, while others embrace it): a small belly. It’s just a fact of life people, and I’ve learned to accept it, pouch and hall.
In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the celebrity mother-of-two not only talks about her body image, but about her married life with Keith Urban and how she’s trying to juggle her career with motherhood. That one is always a tough one, right? Check out some of the highlights below:
Fame and work: “I don’t really celebrate fame because I get enough attention. I’m willing to step aside. And when I work, I work. Wholeheartedly.” Not surprisingly, Nicole has nothing to say publicly on Cruise’s divorce from Katie Holmes, characterizing her recent turn back in the gossip mill as “very, very fleeting. I’m not caught up in any of it. It’s not really a part of my life.”
The mythical work-family balance: “I’d love to say that it’s easy, but it isn’t. I miss them so much when I’m away. And so I limit the amount of time away through no other reason than I just love, I love them. But that’s my personality. I get 3 A.M. panics because I’m so attached.”
Her family, being married to Keith: “Time goes by so fast now, and having raised two little kids who are now adults and two new children in the world, it’s fleeting.” However, she has found permanence in her relationship with Urban. The couple, who met in 2005, have been married for six years. “He just gave me confidence,” she observes, “through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things.” After the adventure of Cruise, she characterizes Urban as “more like an ocean; he took me out.” She has always appreciated “a bigger, stronger personality; that’s what I’ve been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone’s got their back.”
On the red carpet: “I make sure to wear comfortable dresses,” she explains, “because I want to be able to go out afterward and, you know, bend.” Her most famous look is the now legendary chartreuse Dior dress she wore to the Oscars in 1997. “It’s packed in a box with tissue paper, and it will be donated to a museum.” As for her other couture pieces, “whichever daughter loves clothes more will get dibs on all those. But I keep them in the same way that I’d keep a painting.”
Body image: “[It bothers me] Less as you get older. All of that other stuff becomes less important. Like, I’ve always had a little belly. I mean, now that I’m 45, they don’t say, Oh, she’s pregnant!’ as much. But I’ve got skinny arms and legs, and then I’ve got a little belly.” But who cares when your legs go for miles? “In high, high shoes, that helps! Like a minx.”
Photo via Harper’s Bazaar