Nicole Kidman: I Was 'Damaged' By Tom Cruise Split
Nicole Kidman, 43, may be on top of the world, with an Oscar nomination for her role in Rabbit Hole, a blissful marriage to country star Keith Urban, and a newborn, Faith Margaret, born via surrogate last December, but the Aussie actress remembers much more complicated time following her 2001 divorce from Tom Cruise.
"That was a great relationship," Kidman told Marie Claire UK. "I think it ran its course. I was really damaged and not sure whether [love and marriage] was ever going to happen again to me."
Kidman has no illusions about having a high-profile marriage. "I was never seeking to be a celebrity. But I was prepared to do that for love …. It's hard when you're young. But I'm ready to give up anything for love, because ultimately, that's what you have," she said.
Kidman and Cruise tried to stay as retiring as possible. "As a couple we were very private. We were not out a lot and we were very, very tight and that's why we lasted ten years, which is a good amount of time, particularly when you got married at 23."
Now remarried to Urban, Kidman admits to being "crazy in love" again. The couple live on a 36-acre ranch in Tennessee with their two children, Faith and Sunday Rose, 2. She also has two adopted children, Isabella, 18, and Connor, 15, from her marriage with Cruise. —KIMBERLY STEELE