Nicole Kidman says she 'was a child' during marriage to Tom Cruise

Actress says second husband Keith Urban is her "great love."
Posted By Evan Bleier  |  Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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(UPI) -- Nicole Kidman had no problem talking about first husband Tom Cruise or second Keith Urban during an interview that appears in the December issue of Vanity Fair.

Kidman’s marriage to Cruise ended almost 13 years ago, but she still sees similarities to what celebrity couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are experiencing now.

“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,” Kidman said. “And there is only one other person that’s going through it. 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.”

The 46-year-old actress was just 23 when she married Cruise.

“I was so young,” Kidman said. “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. 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 now lives in Nashville, Tenn., with Urban and their two daughters. It doesn’t sound like she misses Hollywood at all.

“The whole business side of it -- it’s too present. It doesn’t suit me,” she said. “There’s an enormous amount you have to give up if you want to have a family. You can have a certain career, but you can’t be living in Hollywood, [where] absolutely everything, everything revolves around it. That wasn’t my choice."

"I’d rather revolve around somebody else’s career and then still find my own," Kidman continued. "I didn’t find what I was looking for in fame. So I went, O.K., this is not for me. And it was such a blessing that I found somebody who said, ‘Well, are you willing to move to Tennessee?’ And I was ‘Oh, am I willing to move!'"

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