Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has opened up about her 10-year marriage to Tom Cruise in an uncharacteristically candid interview with Vanity Fair.
The Australian star, who is happily married to country singer Keith Urban since 2007, described her previous marriage to Cruise as "intoxicating", explaining that they were the only two people to understand the level of scrutiny each was under respectively.
"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. And there is only one other person that's going through it," she explained to the December issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
"So it brings you very close, and it's deeply romantic. I'm sure Brad [Pitt] and Angelina [Jolie] have that - because there's nobody else that understands it except that person who's sleeping right next to you."
While Kidman describes Urban as her "great love", she said that she was just a "kid" when she married Tom Cruise at the age of 23 in 1990 and needed to 'grow up' after they split.
They adopted daughter Isabella James and son Connor Anthony during their time together.
"I was so young. And you know, 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," she confessed.
"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."
They have two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, together.