Nicole Kidman is a highly accomplished, attractive, and brilliant actress, and I think we can all agree on that.
The American-born Australian celebrity has experienced many heartaches throughout her time in the spotlight, but life hasn’t always been straightforward for her.
Nicole Kidman recently revealed some brand-new information regarding her famous union and traumatic divorce with Tom Cruise.
After meeting on the set of the film Days of Thunder and getting married in 1990, Hawaii-born Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were immediately dubbed Hollywood’s “golden” pair.
Cruise was without a doubt the bigger star of the two back then. The Top Gun actor also saw to it that they started dating. When Kidman starred in the 1989 film Dead Calm, Cruise noticed her acting prowess. After that, Tom convinced the directors of Days of Thunder to cast Kidman as his love interest and counterpoint.
Sparks started to fly after Cruise and Kidman first met. Kidman claimed that when she first saw the enthusiastic and attractive Cruise, who at the time was wed to actress Mimi Rogers, her jaw fell and she was completely taken aback.
“Before I met Tom, I was in three pretty stable relationships. But I had no intention of getting married. Never. However, he was simply the most amazing, peculiar man I had ever encountered, according to Kidman.
Tom Cruise called Kidman his “life’s sweetheart.”
“It was that unique connection you have when you see your soul mate. She is an intelligent person. It seemed like a completely new chapter in my life had begun, Cruise remarked to Vanity Fair in 2002.
The A-list pair had a whirlwind romance after meeting on set and falling in love, and they truly seemed like a match made in heaven.
“I fell deeply, fervently in love. I was like, “Forget it,” because that’s what happens when you fall in love, and I abandoned my entire life’s plan. It’s all here. Choosing to be consumed by it I also wanted a child with him so badly. I didn’t give a damn whether we were wed. I wish I had done it, Kidman remarked.
On Christmas Eve 1990, Cruise and Kidman exchanged vows in Telluride, a little hamlet in the midst of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The ceremony was intimate and peaceful. There were only a few family members from each family there, and the ceremony was over in 30 minutes. The actor Dustin Hoffman was one of the few guests who came from outside the wedding party.
“I’d say that was the show biz secretary of the year. Even my wife and I were unaware of it because it was kept so secret, according to Nicole Kidman’s uncle Barry Fawcett, who spoke to the New York Daily News.
After their wedding, Kidman expressed a desire to become pregnant with Cruise, and it appeared that her wishes would be fulfilled more quickly than most people had anticipated.
Sadly, she experienced an ectopic pregnancy at the age of 23 in 1990. Couples Cruise and Nicole lost their child. They made the decision to consider other options after that.
Daughter Isabella Jane Cruise (born 1992) and son Connor Cruise (born 1995) were both adopted by the couple when they were just a few months old.
Nicole found adoption to be incredibly natural.
“Because it’s a part of our family and my mother has an adoptive sister, I figured it would definitely come up at some point in mine. I didn’t see it happening this soon, but it did,” Kidman said to Vanity Fair in 2007.
Since Isabella and Connor appear to have followed their dad, a fervent follower of Scientology, into the church, their connection with Kidman and her kids has been a hot topic throughout the years.
Kidman acknowledged that once her kids joined Scientology, she drifted more away from them. She did, however, state that she wanted to maintain her relationship with her children a private one in an interview with Australia’s Magazine.
Kidman added, “I know 100% that I would lay down my life for my children because that is what my purpose is.
The relationship with Tom Cruise ended, as we all know. After 11 years of marriage, the Top Gun actor filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
The news of their split surprised Kidman.
“Our union was ideal; it was wonderful. My recovery took a very long time. It came as a shock to me. That was a wonderful connection. In my opinion, it has finished. I was severely injured, and I didn’t know whether I would ever experience love and marriage again,” she added.
Hollywood was shocked to learn that the golden couple had broken up, and every tabloid conjectured about the reasons why. According to some stories, Kidman wanted to spend more time in Australia while Cruise preferred to remain in the United States, which caused the breakup. According to some rumors, Kidman’s fertility issues caused Cruise to break up with her.
However, Kidman has consistently maintained a dignified demeanor when discussing her prior union with Cruise. Despite the painful breakup, she claimed to still love Cruise in 2006.
He was and is very large. He was just Tom to me, but he was big to everyone else. However, he was sweet to me, and I cherished him. He still has my love.
Naturally, the actress also went through struggles and heartbreak that she buried following the divorce. She has just begun to talk more freely about some of the difficult recollections from her previous relationship.
Kidman claims that all of the press allegations and speculations have overshadowed her acting career. When reflecting on the intense media attention placed on her personal life, Kidman said:
“I was a child. I believe I presented it?
“Perhaps I’ve grown a little more cautious, but I always try to be as honest as I can. Simply put, that’s how I choose to live in the world.
“I’ve been injured, and I’m sometimes apprehensive, but I also greatly prefer a warm approach than a prickly shutdown approach. How’s your heart? is what my husband, Keith, claims he asked me when we first met. I reportedly replied, “Open,” to which.