Nicole Kidman has claimed she “never regretted” marrying Tom Cruise and that they had a “fantastic marriage” for a long time before they split after 11 years together in 2001.
Tom's recent divorce from Katie Holmes has thrown out much speculation about his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman, especially as both women were 33 when they filed for divorce.
Though Nicole stayed quiet during Tom and Katie's split, speaking to Australian WHO magazine recently she reportedly praised her former husband and claimed to have had a “fantastic marriage”.
"I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don't regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period," she claimed.
Admitting the split had been tough she went on: "Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it.”
The couple were married in 1990 and adopted two children with the 'Top Gun' actor, Isabella and Connor. They starred in 'Days of Thunder' and 'Eyes Wide Shut' before separating in 2001. Speaking of how difficult the split was on her the star confessed.
"There were times following [the divorce] when I thought, 'Wow, this is the loneliest, loneliest existence.
"But with Tom, it was a fantastic decade. I wish all of the people that have been involved in my life well, because it's very important to me to be in a place of forgiveness and love."
Adding the relationship was, “all a part of growing up."
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (WENN)
Previously Kidman admitted that she sacrificed a lot to be with Tom, who became a megastar during their marriage. In 2011 she told Marie Claire.
"I was never seeking to be a celebrity, but I was prepared to do that for love," she said. "It's hard when you're young. But I'm ready to give up anything for love because, ultimately, that is what you have."
She added: “You get so much from a relationship when it is filled with love."
Was attention a factor in Tom and Katie's relationship ending? Katie and her daughter Suri receive constant paparazzi attention and since the split the actress is said to want to give her daughter a more “normal life” has moved to a modest apartment in New York and enrolled her previously home schooled daughter in school.
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