Though it’s been over for many years, Nicole Kidman’s marriage to Tom Cruise remains to be certainly one of Hollywood’s most-talked about relationships.
While the Nine Perfect Strangers star has grown to maintain her personal life out of the highlight, issues had been completely different when she wed Cruise in 1990. “I was young. I think I offered it up?” she informed Harper’s Bazaar in September 2021 of publicly discussing her first marriage. “Maybe I’ve gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I’m always trying to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way.”
The Top Gun actor was beforehand married to Mimi Rogers from May 1987 to February 1990. Less than one year after his divorce, Cruise exchanged vows with Kidman in December 1990. They adopted two youngsters — Isabella Jane (born 1992) and Connor Antony (born 1995) — earlier than the Jerry Maguire star filed to finish their marriage in February 2001.
“I was willing to give up everything,” the Big Little Lies alum informed Vanity Fair in November 2002. “I now see that as part of me. I’m willing to do that — I do it when I do a movie too. I’m willing to go, ‘Yeah, bring it on, consume me, intoxicate me.’ I want to feel alive — I want to reel, basically. I was reeling with Tom and I loved it and I would have walked to the end of the earth. That meant giving up a lot of things that were very important to me.”
At the time, the Oscar winner mirrored on the heightened strain of sustaining a relationship within the public eye. “You’re being watched and scrutinized, and that slowly affects you,” she informed the outlet. “But it’s also deeply romantic, because it feels like there’s only the two of you and you’re in it together, as if you’re in a cocoon, and you become very dependent on each other. … I felt I didn’t deserve to be there in my own right, and so throughout I wasn’t there as Nicole — I was there as Tom’s wife.”
Both Kidman and the Mission: Impossible star remarried after their cut up. The Undoing actress was briefly engaged to Lenny Kravitz earlier than she wed Keith Urban in June 2006. Cruise, for his half, settled his divorce from Katie Holmes in July 2012 after six years of marriage.
Over the years, the Paddington actress has gushed over Urban’s endless help, praising him for encouraging her each step of the way in which.
“I have the most extraordinary partner in life. I will always say that about him,” she informed Entertainment Tonight of the nation singer, with whom she shares daughters Sunday and Faith, in May 2019. “I’m one of the very fortunate women in the world to have had a wonderful father, and I have a wonderful husband, and I’m just very — I love to be able to say that because to talk about the good men that have influenced me and affected me.”
Scroll all the way down to look again on a few of Kidman’s most candid quotes about her marriage and cut up from Cruise: