Nicole Kidman is now happily married to Keith Urban, but her love life hasn’t always been so fairy tale-like. Many may forget that she was once married to Tom Cruise for eleven years from 1990 to 2001. Their messy divorce made headlines and left a lasting impact on Kidman’s life. Even now, there are still new revelations about their relationship.
Recently, Kidman opened up about a particular moment in her career that was filled with conflicting emotions. It was a moment that marked her greatest victory amidst a whirlwind of turmoil and sadness. Fans of the actress may recall that her divorce from Cruise was finalized just before she won an Oscar in 2003 for her role as Virginia Woolf in the film “The Hours.” This victory came at a time when her personal life was in shambles.
Cruise and Kidman were considered one of Hollywood’s power couples during their marriage, and they even adopted two children together, Isabella, 31, and Connor, 28. But after 11 years, their relationship came crashing down. The divorce process couldn’t have come at a worse time for Kidman. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in “The Hours,” but her divorce overshadowed what should have been a highlight in her career.
Despite winning the Oscar, Kidman has since revealed that her big night was marred by what was happening in her personal life. In Dave Karger’s book “50 Oscar Nights,” Kidman shared her experience, saying, “I went home and ended up ordering takeout and eating it on the floor of the Beverly Hills Hotel. I sat on the floor of the hotel eating French fries and a burger with my family and went to bed. That’s when it hit me. I went, I need to find my love; I need a love in my life. Because this is supposed to be when you go, ‘This is ours.’”
She further expressed, “I went to bed alone; I was in bed before midnight. If I ever won again, I’m telling you, I’d be out for 24 hours.”
Fortunately, Kidman’s story took a turn for the better. Five years after her divorce from Cruise, she found love again and tied the knot with Keith Urban. They recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary and have been blessed with two daughters, Sunday Rose, 14, and Faith Margaret, 12.
Nicole Kidman’s journey through the ups and downs of love serves as a reminder that no matter how difficult things may seem, there is always hope for a happy ending.