Nicole Kidman says marriage to Tom Cruise was 'intoxicating,' but she was too young to know better
It's been more than a decade since Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise got divorced, so of course Vanity Fair got her to talk all about it. The verdict: She's much happier with Keith Urban, although that may not be Tom's fault.
“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," Kidman told the magazine. "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.”
Kidman married Cruise in 1990, when she was only 23. They were together for 11 years and adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, before they split in February 2001. It would be safe to say their post Days of Thunder fame made things difficult.
“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 said. "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.”
Now she and fellow Aussie Urban (and daughters Sunday and Faith) enjoy the quieter life in Nashville, Tenn., so the press coverage isn't as crushing. At least until Vanity Fair showed up at her house and asked about her ex-husband, that is.