Nicole Kidman talks marriage to Tom Cruise
October 29th, 2013
04:22 PM ET

Nicole Kidman talks marriage to Tom Cruise

If there's anyone who would understand Nicole Kidman's marriage to Tom Cruise, it's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Or so says the Oscar-winning actress to Vanity Fair magazine in its December issue. According to Kidman, the intense attention her 11-year union with Cruise received - not unlike the scrutiny Pitt and Jolie are under - actually cranked up the romance.

“There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you," Kidman, 46, says. "And there is only one other person that’s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it’s deeply romantic. I’m sure Brad and Angelina have that—because there’s nobody else that understands it except that person who’s sleeping right next to you.”

After her divorce from Cruise in 2001, Kidman moved on to country singer Keith Urban and retreated from the spotlight to Nashville, where the couple are raising two kids.

Reflecting on her first marriage, Kidman remarks that at 23, she was still "so young."

"And you know," she continues, "with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn’t want it for a while, because I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Nicole Kidman • Tom Cruise

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  1. SouthBeachKnows

    The bottom line is this.. Although Miami Beach seems to be a very highly populated area, it's really a small town. Plus the gay community is a close knit group of people. With that said, it said to hear about Tom's past marriages etc. The frustration he has built inside of him is not all about anger management. It's about that he's having a rough time fighting that he's gay. Oh yeah, he's been running around while married to Kidman during those years. Let's put it like this, "only time will tell" because at that time, he won't need to make anymore movies. LOL

    November 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Binny

    We in Nashville are happy to have her and Keith even part-time. She is always gracious. Of course, in Nashville we have a lot of high profile people and usually give them some space.

    November 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ann R. Key

    She was pregnant with George Clooney's child, and Tom Cruise knew it, which is why he–sterile he is, as well as gay–divorced her. The miscarriage was fortunate in that it avoided a big old DNA mess coming out. If you think that kid he "had" with Katie Holmes is actually his, I have a bridge in NYC I will sell you at a discount.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raga

      That's why he had a kid with Katie holmes... Or are you implying that is Chris Klein's kid? No Wait, maybe it's Dawson's from that TV show.

      November 19, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • tellingitlikeitis

      I am surprised most people are blind to Cruise's sterility. Anyone who knows Cruise's past know he couldn't give Mimi Rogers children so she divorced him. Then Cruise marries Nicole thinking since she young she may not want to have children rightaway but Nicole must have wanted children and Cruise talked her into adoption; hence, adopting a couple of children. Then he goes and finds another young one whom somehow talked into artificial insemination just so he have the world know he wasn't shooting blanks, which is what Katie held over his head; hence, the quickie divorce without him contesting it.

      November 19, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Tom Cruise is sterile? I just thought he had no dick. Both? Oh... That explains Keith Urban. She like fem guys.

      November 26, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Real Tom Cruise---

    The real Tom Cruise does not have an emotional past...his parents divorced when he was very young they had problems but the family was strong enough to hold it together......he has 4 sisters and his mother who all had too pitch in. They were ok financially but not rich. His mom and sisters took a backseat on their careers to manage their brother's acting career. His sisters are his managers. This is a family unit that works together and created a family business for Tom Cruise.

    November 11, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Susan

    Scientology kept the children. She was not allowed to have them. Scientology is best explained in the new book, Inside Scientology. It's quite an eye opener. It is brutal and mind controlling. Those attracted to it, think it can always make them better. Snaring Cruise was calculated. He had an emotional past, so he was an easy target. These people are crazy. They wanted to use Cruise to snare other celebrities. The top guys are really "fat cats". The book will let you see how manipulative they are. A must read.

    November 11, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tammyammy

    Why does the common response to this seem to think she is dissing Tom?? She was responding to her Marriage with Keith.The no disrespect comment was gracious on her part but it is clearly her love of Keith she is talking about. People do move on after a bad marriage and make amends. This is at least how I read it.

    November 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms. Kidman

      has too follow Tom (Cruise's) way or she will never see her children again....Tom (Cruise) is a controller and this is why his next marriage will not survive either. If he does not pull back on the Scientology which he has, he is not talking about as much as before he will never find love, his career has lost steam because of his Scientology control ...he is 52 years old not 25 years old....he needs too get back too basics.....he is still handsome, , he needs to remember why he became famous...his mother and sisters help and taking a backseat for him so he would become famous....acting, blockbuster sales, came from a wonderful family and he has a wonderful personality but he is a controller which is not going to work in his favor much longer.

      November 11, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. RettasVegas

    Nicole is such a class act, she deserves so mcuh better than Tom, so gald she has found true love.
    Unlke the wanna be stars ( trashy Kim K.) she has real talent and deserves a star on the walk of fame!

    November 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chaz Pinna....SuperChaz

    More weddings..... More divorces

    November 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. NOYB4EVER!!!

    At least she no longer touch that cult loving hobbit....

    November 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mel camp

    So she is raising her 2 children with Keith. What happened to the two she adopted, where are they?

    November 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. coco

    "with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now".... the guy has been married 3 times divorced 3 times. I think disrespect is alright....!!

    November 1, 2013 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. Isaac

    I wish she'd spill the beans already

    November 1, 2013 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |

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