Nicole Kidman has opted to keep her new romance with Lenny Kravitz private because she doesn't want to go through the pain of another public split if the relationship fails.

The Moulin Rouge! star went through a very public divorce from ex-husband Tom Cruise in 2001, and has now vowed to keep all of her relationships private.

She says, "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."

Kidman was depressed after her divorce , but now she's elated to have found love again.

She adds, "The idea of being able to give somebody something again, that's a nice thing. Being able to give a part of yourself again is a nice thing."

11/11/2003 02:14