Nicole Kidman: Keith Urban Gave Me 'Confidence' In 'My Sexuality'

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Nicole Kidman on the November 2012 cover of Harper's Bazaar -- Harper's Bazaar
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Nicole Kidman on the November 2012 cover of Harper's Bazaar -- Harper's Bazaar

Nicole Kidman admitted her husband, Keith Urban, helped her find her sexy side.

"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 told Harper's Bazaar magazine, which features the actress on its November cover.

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Nicole said she was swept away by Keith, describing him to the mag as, "more like an ocean; he took me out."

The actress noted she's attracted to, "a bigger, stronger personality; that's what I've been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone's got their back."

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Nicole also opened up about her marriage to Tom Cruise, and said she was very shy in those early days of their union.

"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 told Harper's. "And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn't feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home."

Nowadays, what Nicole finds uncomfortable is having her photo taken.

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"I find standing and posing for photos very awkward," she said

"I make sure to wear comfortable dresses...because I want to be able to go out afterward and, you know, bend," she added.

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