It has taken a very long time, 11 years to be exact, for Nicole Kidman to open up about her very painful divorce from Tom Cruise. At the time, they seemed like Hollywood’s perfect couple. Then Tom Cruise shocked not only all of us, but his wife, by walking out.
11 years since Tom split, Nicole is finally read to talk about the ‘shock’ of her marriage ending.
‘I thought our life together was perfect,’ the actress told DuJour magazine, admitting she was blindsided by the actor’s decision to end their ten-year union.
‘It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.’
The Australian actress claims the pair had a happy marriage.
‘We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another.’
Nicole, who is now happily married to country star Keith Urban, married the Hollywood superstar when she was just 23.
‘I was reeling with Tom,’ she now says. ‘I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him…. I was totally smitten – I fell madly, passionately in love.’
But the 45-year-old admits: ‘I was so impulsive and naive.’
Nicole says her life has recovered and she is happier than ever.
‘I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life,’ she tells DuJour.
‘I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice [to film a biopic of Princess Grace Of Monaco]. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two.
‘My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving… My family is with me. My family.’
And Nicole says they spend as much time together as they can.
‘My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated.’
The pair have built a family together, something Nicole, who adopted two children with Tom, called a ‘healing experience’.
‘We have a wonderful home life,’ she said. ‘There’s always music. Keith plays the guitar and piano and drums.
‘He’s always composing music.
‘It’s lovely when you have a baby who picks up the drumsticks and plays, wearing angel wings.’
Knowing what we know NOW about Scientology – and more specifically Tom Cruise – I feel so bad for Nicole. I can’t imagine what that felt like first of all – to have your husband walk out on you, and second of all to have him take your kids and turn them against you. I’m happy that Nicole found happiness with Keith Urban, and I believe she is so much happier now. It’s only taken 11 years to get here.