Nicole Kidman gives rare interview about her marriage to Tom Cruise 7



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She’s rarely spoken about her relationship to actor Tom Cruise in the past, but now Nicole Kidman has opened up about their 10-year marriage.

She said she still shocked that she found herself married with kids at such a young age and that it was one of the loneliest periods of her life.

“I was so young when I got married. I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?'” she told Red magazine.

“I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I’d been married for four years. But that’s what I wanted.”

The couple were together for more than 10 years when Tom suddenly left her.

Court documents revealed that Nicole begged Tom not to leave, but he went anyway and announced their divorce to the whole world only days later.

Nicole said she’s grateful for their split now although it was one of the most difficult times in her life.

“Out of my divorce came work that was applauded so that was an interesting thing for me,” she said.

She said it was when she won her Oscar for her role in ‘The Hours’ that she realised just how sad she had become throughout her marriage.

“[The divorce] culminated in winning an Oscar and that caused an epiphany which was, ‘This isn’t the answer’.

“I was holding a gold statue and I was the loneliest I’d ever been.”

Of cause, Nicole is now married to fellow Aussie Keith Urban and the pair have two young girls together.

“We’ve been through a lot for 10 years. And we’re stronger than ever,” she said of her relationship with Keith.

“I say that while touching wood, and no way in a boastful way. I just say it with wonder.

“Absolute wonder.”

Have you been through a marriage breakdown? Are you grateful things turned out the way they did looking back?

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  1. Yes, nervous breakdown, the lot, but 10 years later, what a difference. A man who actually
    cares about me. Sometimes the Universe gets it right although it is not apparent at the time.

  2. The years I was married were the loneliest I have ever endured in my 60+ years. I have been divorced for over 20 years and have loved it, I will never put myself in that position again.

  3. If Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii, she is an American & entitled be the President like Obama. May be in the next election or later. We never know, one day, she will end up as the President of USA. If it happens, Tom Cruise (or Tom Screws) will be crying in the chapel.

  4. Yes, left after 23 years and should have left sooner but stayed for the sake of the children as you did in those days. Much happier now with someone who I can talk to and share interests with.

  5. Left my Husband after 20 years with two kids. While I was not happy with him I went back three times for the sake of the two children. I t broke my heart to put the kids through the divorce but I had no choice either leave and be sane or be insane. If i went insane he would never have been a good example to the boys. There were some happy times but few and far between. Great tragedy but I never made the same mistake again and never will. I struggled and struggled financially and the boys could have done better financially but money pays the bills and gives you comforts it certainly does not make you a good person and a lot of people need to learn this.

  6. Divorced for 10 years after a 30 year marriage. Best thing and much happier. Oh, and we should never be sad when we see our ex with someone else…because our parents taught us to give our unwanted toys to people less fortunate…

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