When we last left off, we were reading about how Nicole pledged to give up her career or, at least, “slowly dwindle away” for her kids...oops...she meant if she found true love again...remember?
And she sure did try hard to find that lasting love didn’t she?:
Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman is the latest beauty to fall into the arms of Italian motor racing boss Flavio Briatore. The Stepford Wives star, who was married to Tom Cruise for ten years, set tongues wagging when she was spotted sharing an intimate rendezvous with Briatore over dinner last week.
Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman is secretly dating New Zealand multi-millionaire Eric Watson. According to reports, the pair have been on a string of dates after meeting in Los Angeles, where Kidman is shooting new movie Bewitched. They were spotted together at the Oscar De La Hoya v Bernard Hopkins boxing fight in Las Vegas last week
Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has been linked with Elizabeth Hurley's ex-boyfriend Steve Bing by a British newspaper. Kidman and Bing have enjoyed a series of dinner dates in New York. Nicole Kidman and Elizabeth Hurley's ex-boyfriend Steve Bing have fuelled reports they're dating, by passionately kissing across a Los Angeles restaurant table. And now Kidman and billionaire film producer Bing - the father of Hurley's two-year-old baby Damian - have been spotted acting intimately at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills. "Everyone had candles on their tables, but they blew theirs out. It wasn't some little kiss - it was an open-mouthed lip-lock." Neighbors have also seen Bing's car parked outside the apartment Kidman's renting while she films new movie Bewitched.
Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has slammed reports she is dating millionaire Steve Bing, insisting she is a "single woman". When asked about her relationship with The Polar Express producer Bing, Kidman says, "We are friends."
March 2003 - Intimate Law and Kidman Pictures Published - A worker at the hotel reports, "Jude didn't care who was watching. He only had eyes for Nicole and flirted with her from the minute she arrived. They seemed oblivious to the party going on around them and grew increasingly intimate. They were touching hands, playing with each other's hair, and touching each other under the table."
Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman has re-ignited speculation she's poised to marry singer Lenny Kravitz - by sporting a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger. The Moulin Rouge star - who's reportedly been dating the rocker since the summer - wore her new accessory at a recent awards ceremony in Hollywood.
Of course, according to her, these are all fabrications made up by tabloids:
Actress Nicole Kidman has inadvertently rubbished reports she's on the verge of marrying rocker Lenny Kravitz, by declaring she's still on the look-out for someone to fall in love with. The Oscar winning beauty - who divorced Tom Cruise in 2001 - insists she's eager to experience marriage again, but hints stories she's in a close relationship with Kravitz are false, because she remains "a woman by myself".
Kidman Attacks Media's Romance Tales - Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman is sick and tired of reading about her supposed boyfriends in newspapers - because she's never actually dated any of them. But Kidman dismisses the gossip as lies, insisting her love life's non-existent in contrast to the character the media have created. She says, "I've been single forever. If I'd truly been with all those men I'd be exhausted.
Or are they?:
The blossoming romance between Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz has been accidentally confirmed - by her ex-husband Tom Cruise. He said, "I'm now with Penelope Cruz and she is with, erm, she is with another." King pressed him by asking, "Who's she with?" prompting Cruise to mumble, "She's with Lenny, Lenny Kravitz. He's a very talented musician."
Nicole Kidman has made it public she's less than pleased with Tom Cruise's loose tongue at the premiere of her new film Cold Mountain. And, when asked about the romance at her Friday night premiere, she insisted the relationship isn't supposed to be public knowledge. She said, "I don't talk about it. I wish he didn't, but he does."
Oops. Damn it Tom!
Ah, Tom Cruise. The love of her life. The man who devastated her by hitting her with divorce papers out of the blue, crushing her fairytale world to pieces. He must have been something:
“What does it matter? It was, I mean, hurt it? I had a life with him. I spent a decade of my life with him...and loved him, still, will always, you know, I mean when you spend that amount of time with someone...(clears throat) they are with you.”
“I've told Tom I will be there for him for the rest of his life, always!”
No wonder she was so hesitant to settle down with all those other men:
“But why would a man want to be with me? I can't help but question people's motives, particularly men's. So many men want a possession or they want to be in a newspaper. Maybe that's misrepresenting some of the men I meet, but a lot of them are like that. But that someone would need a lot of strength to endure the attention of the first few years, and the chances of actually connecting with someone are slim.. It was such an intense love that you go, "Oh, if I ever give that to somebody again, I'm going to be so very careful.”
“I certainly won't be going into a marriage of [such] magnitude, I could never withstand that again.”
"I don't think I will ever put myself up for scrutiny, in terms of a personal relationship, ever again. It's too delicate, too ephemeral, too painful when it fails. So to have it on display terrifies me.”
Makes sense doesn’t it? And who could blame her. But that’s not exactly what she meant:
“I'd just like to meet a normal guy who's not interested in those things at all. That would be lovely. Then you can slip into a more anonymous life.”
“I would love to be married again. I'm still a huge believer in marriage. I like being married and I like having a family. I think there's something lovely about raising a child together.”
“I would get married again if I felt I wanted to spend the rest of my life with that person.”
Not that she is looking for a husband, because:
“I'm not looking. I don't ask men out and I can't be set up with anyone because I can't bear the thought of letting anyone down. I'm certainly not out there looking but I'm waiting, put it that way.”
And then she gave Keith her contact information in January of 2005. And when he did not contact her, she made sure to get hooked up with him through friend Renee Zellweger - then married to Keith’s best friend, Kenny Chesney - and finally got him to go out with her in July of 2005. But of course, in true Kidman fashion:
31 July 2005 - Kidman Spotted Out with Urban
29 July 2005 -Kidman Insists She's "Just Friends" with Urban - While Kidman's day out with Urban has sparked talk of a romance, her representative insists, "They are friends, and no, they are not dating.”
Aug 2005 - “There is no one now. I have an aversion to the idea of dating though. I prefer something more casual.”
“I have not found someone yet.”
25 January 2006 - Kidman Denies Country Singer Romance - Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has laughed off reports she is engaged to country singer Keith Urban, insisting they are simply enjoying a "nice friendship".
So where’d you get that honking ring on your left hand Nicole?
Oh, I see, we had to deny it:
“I don't believe you glance around a room, see someone and say that is going to be your future great love. I've always been painfully shy and guarded so that could never work for me. I need to know the person first. I need to be drawn out and need to draw him out.”
"Unless I'm married again, I'm not discussing. So until I've gotten married to somebody I'm not gonna say anything. I don't mean to be all ridiculous and coy but... I have two kids and I just like to protect that part of my life now 'cause I was in a very public thing for so many years. I couldn't go through that again, put it that way.”
“That’s not something I want to talk about. If I get married, when I get married, then I will talk about it. Until then, you know, when you’re a mother, I think there’s a certain amount of quietness that’s important.”
Or at least until you HAVE to talk about it:
April 2006 - Kidman: "I Still Love Cruise"- Nicole Kidman has poured out her heart about her feelings for ex-husband Tom Cruise, admitting she still loves the movie superstar. The actress says, "He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, this lovely man, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him.”
Oops! Here, let me fix this:
May 2006 - Kidman Announces Engagement- Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is engaged to country music star Keith Urban. Kidman hosted the 30th Anniversary gala for United Nations organization UNIFEM in New York City on Saturday, where she was accompanied by Urban. The Hours star confirmed the engagement to US publication People, admitting Urban was not just her boyfriend saying, "He's actually my fiancé. I wouldn't be bringing my boyfriend (to the event).”
Oh, but wait, wait, wait!!!!! It’s not what it looks like, it’s not!:
Kidman: "Wedding Rumors Complete Nonsense "Kidman's Australian publicist Wendy Day says, "Everything about that story is nonsense. I know of no wedding. I know of no wedding date. I know of no wedding plans.”
Because, we all know she pledged the following:
“I would wait a lifetime for the right man rather than settle.”
“My kids are never going to meet anybody I would be interested in falling in love with until I knew it was serious. And then they’d get to make the decision along with me. I’ve always told them if that person comes along, it’ll be up to the three of us to decide. He’s got to get through three people, not one.”
Really? That is very, very interesting isn’t it?
July 2005 - Began dating Keith
October 2005 - Became engaged to Keith
December 2005 - Keith meets Isabella and Connor for the first time
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, - Nicole with Keith - no kids
February 2006 - Nicole moves in with Keith in Nashville
February school break, Easter, April school break - Nicole with Keith - no kids
June 2006 - marries Keith - Isabella and Connor meet Keith for the second time
But she tried, she really did. In fact, she wanted to spend so much more time with her children...really, she did. She was just so busy. Why she hardly had any time at all what with her busy schedule filming Fur and The invasion back to back, fitting in time for dates with Keith in Nashville, Washington & Connecticut. And when her films finally wrapped up shooting, Keith was on tour and she HAD TO accompany him. Then there was the James Taylor tribute, the Grammy’s, the Oscars. Setting up home in Nashville, acquiring her salon appointments, shopping for blankets at Bed, Bath & Beyond (“It’s my favorite store. It’s so middle-Tennessee!”), finding Yoga classes, riding horses on their ranch (huh?), and, of course, there was that wedding to plan.
“In terms of your life, if you start to exploit it, then what’s real and what’s not? What’s yours and what isn’t?” - Nicole Kidman
That’s a very good question Nicole.