Tuesday 27 September 2016

Nicole Kidman: 'I was a baby when I married Tom Cruise'

Published 12/12/2015 | 12:53

Nicole Kidman and ex Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman and ex Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman has admitted that she will never bad mouth her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, because the nine years she spent as his wife was a huge learning experience.

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The 48-year-old actress met Tom on the set of their 1990 movie Days of Thunder and the pair wed in 1991. They adopted two children together Conor and Isabella before they split in 2001, but Nicole's relationship with the children is strained.

Now happily married to country singer Keith Urban, the father of her two youngest daughters, the Oscar winner has no regrets about her time as Mrs. Cruise.

"Any time you have a chance at something again is good, but each combination of people is different," Nicole told London's Evening Standard newspaper.

"I was a baby when I married Tom, but I don't regret any of it. But out of respect for Keith I tend not to discuss any of that now..."

Following his split from Nicole, Tom, who is a Scientologist, went on to marry Dawson's Creek actress Katie Holmes in 2006. That marriage failed too and the couple split in 2012, while Nicole and Keith's marriage appears to be going from strength to strength.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.

They are supporting each other in their various professional pursuits, with Keith sharing his time between America and England, where Nicole is currently starring in London play Photograph 51.

The couple wed after just one month of dating and have defied the cynics by appearing happier than ever.

"We got married very quickly and we got to know each other when we were married,” Nicole told Us Weekly in October.

“I wanted a partner and someone to share my life. I wanted more children. That’s happened for me. It’s not through just luck. I was open to it and willing to change and welcome the change. I got to have a child when I was 41 and then we had a surrogate."

Nicole and Keith are parents to seven-year-old Sunday Rose and four-year-old Faith Margaret.

Meanwhile, reports which surfaced earlier this month suggested that Tom Cruise has not seen his daughter Suri (9) for more than two years as he is upset that his ex-wife Katie Holmes will not raise her as a Scientologist.

Tom Cruise with his son Conor, who he adopted during his marriage to Nicole Kidman. Photo: Getty Images
Tom Cruise with his son Conor, who he adopted during his marriage to Nicole Kidman. Photo: Getty Images

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