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 |
    • RealityCheck

      Why would anyone in their proper mind live in Nashville? Tornados and red-necks... YEEEEE HAAAAA! Let's get some more beer! NO ONE OF ANY CONSEQUENCE LIVES IN NASHVILLE.

      November 26, 2013 at 10:30 am | 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. choo

    Tom wasn't her great love. I'm sure that is due in part to the fact that he is gay, but I'm sure what she said has some truth to it as well.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 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 |
  6. 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 |
  7. 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 |
  8. Alexandra Montalvan

    She is beautiful, I liked that couple with Tom.

    November 9, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. 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 |
  10. Could Not Have I

    but there you are.

    November 7, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chaz Pinna....SuperChaz

    More weddings..... More divorces

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

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

    November 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bluejeans

    She just can't seem to shut up about Tom! Enough, already.

    November 4, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • reldra

      Vanity Fair magazine asked her. This is a blurb from that article. Some people seem to think celebrities run outside and call for the CNN Marquee Blog to ranble.

      November 26, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. 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 |
    • lisequinn

      When Tom Cruise blindsided Nicole Kidman with divorce papers in 2001—just three days shy of the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary and while she was unknowingly pregnant with his child—the movie icon didn’t simply throw one of Hollywood’s most superficially idyllic marriages under the bus. With his citation of “irreconcilable differences” and calculating sangfroid, Cruise also effectively terminated another union: between his adopted children, Isabella and Connor, and the only source of maternal love they had ever known.

      Although Kidman and Cruise’s custody arrangement was never made public, their split effectively tore bonds between mother and young apart; the kids remained in Los Angeles to live in Cruise’s mansion, and the actress returned to her native Australia and there they stayed. Isabella said in a recent interview that she and Connor see Kidman, at best, “sometimes.” According to Kidman, the children continued to keep their distance from her into their late teens, even after the Hemingway & GellHorn star remarried country music hitmaker Keith Urban in 2006 and relocated part-time to Nashville. “They live with Tom, which was their choice,” Kidman told Hello! magazine in 2010. “I’d love them to live with us, but what can you do?”

      Isabella (commonly known as Bella) and Connor grew up heavily indoctrinated in the Church of Scientology, were home-schooled with a scholastic emphasis on the tenets of the religion, and grew up socializing with other high-profile Scientologists. Whether by coercion or choice, the two ended up siding with their father rather than Kidman, who never converted to the controversial faith. “My kids don’t call me mommy, they don’t even call me mom,” Kidman said in 2007. “They call me Nicole, which I hate and tell them off for it.”

      November 4, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      If "she was unknowingly pregnant with his child," what happened to the child?

      November 7, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Cult Watch

      It was abducted by aliens, in following with Scientology prophesy.

      November 7, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Camp Chubby

      aand like what here...

      November 7, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Watched Right Back

      Sorry...I don't get the you?

      November 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 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 |
  16. Isaac

    I wish she'd spill the beans already

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

    too much with the scientology..

    October 31, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. maria

    Is funny ! she still can't say nothing about him why? because they sign a paper that the motives of divorce will be never reveled otherwise she will be sue big time !

    October 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • JGN

      Right, the whintoligists are lawyer-heavy and litigation-happy so she's better off with less said.

      October 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mark B Katz

    Bubba, You only wish you had a woman that looked half as good as Nicole!!

    October 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jack

    Very diplomatic comments. I was hoping she'd shine some light on that Scientology business. For a six foot woman married to a five foot guy, eleven years wasn't a bad run. I'd like to hear what she has to say when she's drunk.

    October 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I bet she's really dying to speak about the effect scientology had on their relationship since it DID ruin it and stop her children (with Tom) speaking to her ever again. That must be painful – to have children you raised for 11 years reject you like that. If she ever wants to hear from them again she knows she can't speak publicly about scientology due to their strict rules about no contact with people who speak badly of the church. Such a disgust-ing "religion".

      November 1, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  21. Meh

    The "off the record" comments must be priceless

    October 30, 2013 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  22. laurenfish

    Who cares? Let this relationship DIE already. They have been divorced for years now. Shut up and find writers that have something to say not hag on the same old thing over and over.

    October 30, 2013 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • puddintane

      Nobody is forcing those who whine "enough enough" to read this story.

      November 8, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |

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